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Leadership Principles for Engineers, Scientists, and Researchers

A four-course online program from MIT that empowers you with the leadership acumen needed to solve problems, innovate, and drive change

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a problem-based approach to leadership

Leadership is the #1 talent issue facing organizations today. With technology accelerating at an unprecedented pace, companies need employees with both the technical know-how and leadership acumen to move their industry forward.

Leadership Principles for Engineers, Scientists, and Researchers prepares you to innovate within your field, motivate collaboration, and work systematically so you can reach your highest potential and take on leadership roles in your organization.

This four-course online program is built on MIT’s world-class curriculum and brings a problem-based approach to engineering and technical leadership built on an analytical framework that examines strategy, power, and culture in organizations. 

Practice new management techniques, discover your leadership strengths, and expand your professional horizon with MIT xPRO.

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COURSES IN THIS PROGRAM

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Understanding Organizational Strategy and Capabilities

Course 1 of 4 starts October 7, 2019

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Negotiating and Applying Influence and Power

Course 2 of 4 starts November 11, 2019

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Leading Change in Organizations

Course 3 of 4 starts January 13, 2020

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Discovering and Implementing Your Leadership Strengths

Course 4 of 4 starts February 10, 2020

AFTER THIS PROGRAM, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO

What Learners Are Saying

Professionals from companies like Boeing, Boston Scientific, and the U.S. Air Force have completed this program

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Emily R. Wright, Versatile Technologist, Boeing

"This is an awesome program for emerging leaders and for those currently in leadership positions. The knowledge, tools, and techniques are very useful to companies worldwide. I would highly recommend this program to all levels of employees."

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Cody Jacobucci, Airframe Stress Analyst, Aurora Flight Sciences

“The simulations were a blast for me. I never have had the chance to be in a real formal negotiation and I suspect these will be the only formal negotiations I do for a while.”

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Liisa Charie Bruchal, Associate Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company

"The entire program was excellent! I learned so much about leadership, including context, practical applications, and understanding my strengths, but creating my own personal leadership vision was impactful for me since it encompasses not only my professional life but also personal and how I want to contribute to society."

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Sue Anne Martinez, Global Quality Assurance Engineer, The Boeing Company

"The simulations are fun. It lets you apply the content and learn which approach works best for each situation. You will find that your methodology changes based on the person you are negotiating with."

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Xi Chen, Sr. R&D Engineer, Boston Scientific

"I like the cases. They really help me better understand the concepts. The content is highly related to my daily work and provides a new perspective of relationship inside my organization."

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Edward Alliston, Lead Technical Engineer, Boeing Defense UK

"I have really enjoyed how the role-play aspects of this course gave me an opportunity to try some of the things we have learned. I have been lucky to have a great group of people in my team that has made the negotiations fun and interesting."

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Drew L. Satterlee, Supply Chain Analyst, Boeing Defence, Space & Security

"A course that really challenges your personal assumptions and helps you to envision yourself as a leader now and into the future."

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Kianna Elahi-Gedwillo, Senior Engineer, Boston Scientific

"I really enjoyed the course and learned a LOT. I am looking forward to implementing these ideas into my future work and expect it to contribute to a much more positive work environment for all!"

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Debbie Brey, Enterprise Agile Transformation Leader, The Boeing Company

“I kind of dreaded this topic as I have never liked any formal contract negotiations that I have played a part in. However, as I learned more about this class, I realized how much of my job includes negotiating with people. I found the content very relevant and have 2 opportunities in the next week to utilize these skills.”

THE MIT XPRO LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Who Should Enroll

 

Early and mid-career engineering, science, and research professionals


Managers and individual contributors in technical organizations who are eager to add more value to their teams and organizations


Busy, ambitious technical professionals looking to advance their leadership and technical capacities while on the job

JUSTIFY YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Many companies offer professional development benefits to their employees but sometimes starting the conversation is the hardest part of the process.

Use these talking points, stats, and email template to advocate for your professional development through MIT xPRO's Leadership Principles for Engineers, Scientists, and Researchers online professional certificate program.

MIT FACULTY & INSTRUCTORS

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Edward F. Crawley

Ford Professor of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT

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David Niño

Senior Lecturer, Gordon Engineering Leadership Program, MIT

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Nelson Repenning

Professor of System Dynamics, Sloan School of Management, MIT

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Lawrence Susskind

Ford Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Planning, MIT

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John Van Maanen

Professor of Organization Studies, MIT

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Propel Your Career On Your Terms

Technology is accelerating at an unprecedented pace causing disruption across all levels of business. Tomorrow’s leaders must demonstrate technical expertise as well as leadership acumen in order to maintain a technical edge over the competition while driving innovation in an ever-changing environment.

MIT uniquely understands this challenge and how to solve it with decades of experience developing technical professionals. MIT xPRO’s online learning programs leverage vetted content from world-renowned experts to make learning accessible anytime, anywhere. Designed using cutting-edge research in the neuroscience of learning, MIT xPRO programs are application focused, helping professionals build their skills on the job.

Embrace change. Enhance your skill set. Keep learning. MIT xPRO is with you each step of the way.

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