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 6.928/16.990/15.674 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.S978 – Negotiation and Influence Skills for Technical Leaders (6 units)
6.S979 – 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 2020 semester.
This will be a non-credit bearing requirement. All workshops will occur from 5:30-7:30 pm and punctuality will be expected (the “5 minutes late” norm will not apply). Rooms will open at 5:30 p.m. and food and refreshments will be provided.
- Building resiliency during difficult times - Led by David Niño. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.
- World class R&D for geographically distributed markets - Led by Reza Rahaman. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.
- Leading at the intersection of management and engineering - Led by Joan Rubin. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020.
- Rethinking Leadership for Enhanced Innovation - Led by Rick Miller (President of Olin College of Engineering). Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.
- Technology roadmapping and innovation in the 21st century (Part 1). - Led by Olivier L. de Weck. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020.
- Technology roadmapping and innovation in the 21st century (Part 2). - Led by Olivier L. de Weck. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.
*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 2021. A permanent set of requirements will be established later as part of the Graduate Engineering Leadership Program (GradEL)’s curriculum design process.