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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 MEET - Middle East Education through Technology

MEET is an educational initiaitve which utilizes technology and business to bring together Palestinian and Israeli youth. The program is supported, planned and implemented by MIT students and faculty as well as a Middle East team. MIT students who participate in the program get the opportunity to utilize skills they learn at MIT in a unique and creative way (who thought Java programming could be used for conflict resolution?!). The students which instruct in the MEET program get an amazing leadership,teaching, and teamwork experience. They develop the curriculum, manage a team of students, teach lectures, labs and recitations and work together as a team. They are also exposed to the way in which an NGO works and is sustained as well as a unique and indepth understanding and exposure to the Middle East. They meet Palestinian and Israeli students, families and academic and business leaders.
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