Developed by the MIT-Gordon Engineering Leadership Program (GEL) and the Graduate Student Advisory Group for the School of Engineering (GradSAGE).
WHO QUALIFIES Our interim certificate will be available to all MIT graduate students who satisfy the requirements (I through III) outlined below.
I. Completion of 6.9280/16.990/15.674 Leading Creative Teams with at least a B.
II. Completion of 12 or more units from any of the following graduate classes with at least a B:
- Graduate Engineering Leadership Program (GradEL) classes
6.S976 – Engineering Leadership in the Age of AI (12 units)
6.9260 – Multi-stakeholder Negotiations for Technical Experts (6 units)
- Or, classes offered elsewhere at MIT, such as those included in list below*
III. Attending at least FOUR of the following series of SIX interactive/experiential workshops (2 hours each) over entire grad experience. Workshops offered by GradEL during the Fall 2022 semester. See attachment for Fall 2022 GradEL workshop descriptions.
We invite you to register and attend our series, which will count toward satisfying requirements toward our certificate. All workshops will be held in-person from 5:00-7:00pm. Location: TBD.
- World Class R&D Geographically Distributed Markets - Led by Reza Rahaman, February 16 (Thursday), 5-7pm, Location: 32-124
- Technology and Finance: What technical leaders need to know about dollars and sense - Led by Oli de Weck, February 28 (Tuesday), 5-7pm, Location: 32-124
- Building a talent pipeline: What it takes to recruit the next generation of engineers - Led by Jim Magarian, March 15 (Wednesday), 5-7pm, Room 32-124
- Taking charge of new roles after graduating - Led by David Niño, April 6 (Thursday), 5-7pm, Room 32-124
*Note— All workshops will be capped at 50 participants. For those with questions please email Lisa Stagnone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
*II.B Other acceptable graduate leadership-related classes
10.807/15.371 Innovation Teams
15.270 Ethical Practice: Leading Through Professionalism, Social Responsibility, and System Design
15.281 Advanced Leadership Communications
15.304 Being Effective: Power and Influence
15.310 People, Teams, and Organizations
15.318 Discovering your Leadership Signature
15.320 Strategic Organizational Design
15.321 Improvisational Leadership: In the Moment Leadership Skills
15.324 Practical Leadership
15.341 Individuals, Groups, and Organizations
15.374 Organizing for Innovation
15.386 Leading in Ambiguity
15.398 Corporations at the Crossroads: The CEO Perspective
15.661 Building Successful Careers and Organizations
15.665 Power and Negotiation
15.669 Strategies for People Analytics
15.887 EM.427 Technology Roadmapping and Development
EM.413 Foundations of System Design & Management
STS.482[J] Science, Technology, and Public Policy
*These interim requirements will apply for a limited time during Spring 2022. A permanent set of requirements will be established later as part of the Graduate Engineering Leadership Program (GradEL)’s curriculum design process.