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 Spring 2022 semester. See attachment for Spring 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 in 32-144.
- World-Class R&D for Geographically Distributed Markets - Led by Reza Rahaman, Tuesday, February 15, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Room 32-144
- Leading at the Intersection of Management and Engineering - Led by Joan Rubin, Wednesday March 2, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Room 32-144
- Focus of the workshop will be on decision making processes in engineering projects- Led by Bryan Moser, Wednesday March 30, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Room 32-144
- Project Management Methodologies Part I - Led by Jin Wu, Thursday April 14, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Room 32-144
- Taking charge of new roles after graduation- Led by David Nino, Thursday April 21, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Room 32-144
- Project Management Methodologies Part II- Led by Jin Wu. Thursday May 5, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Room 32-144
*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.