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Leadeship at MIT
As President Hockfield stated in her inaugural address, "MIT is uniquely equipped, and obliged, to make a critical difference... to educate the leaders the world needs now."

Rather than classifying people as "leaders" or "nonleaders" and trying to develop individuals into leaders, MIT assumes that everyone can learn and grow in ways that make them more effective in the various contexts, roles within a group, and processes they take on in their lives. Each experience you engage in during your time at MIT is an opportunity to test skills, shape effectiveness, and enhance awareness about how you want to impact the world.

We have developed this website as the foundation for a Virtual Leadership Center, a one-stop-shop for dissemination of information about the wide inventory of offerings across MIT that provide leadership development opportunities for students.
Leadership Defined
Leader PhotoWhen using this website, please think of the term "leadership" in its broadest definition - beyond position, power, or privilege - and recognize that each of us has qualities that can be examined, practiced and developed including skills in: problem-solving, creativity, big-picture thinking, ability to connect people and ideas, ability to influence others, conscientiousness, conflict resolution, attention to detail, communication skills, or a desire to change the world.
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Featured Opportunity

icon Innovation Teams ('i-Teams')

When you join an i-Team (short for 'Innovation Team'), you and other highly qualified graduate students spend a semester collaborating with MIT research labs and mentors from the business community. You work with inventors selected by the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. Your team assesses the commercial prospects of scientific and engineering breakthroughs emerging from MIT's preeminent labs. You're guided by the labs' Principal Investigators, faculty from the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, and leaders of local businesses. Together we determine technological directions and identify product markets. Together we deliver on the promise of converting laboratory discovery into innovation.
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