Workshop: Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science Faculty
MIT Professional Education will be holding a workshop entitled “Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science Faculty” on June 18-19, 2012.
Who should attend: This hands-on workshop can provide significant insights to junior faculty, senior faculty, department heads, and higher administrators involved in technical research and teaching. Non-academics and students may not attend.
Focus: Human-centered strategies for leading effective teams in technical academic environments. Through a series of interactive role-playing activities, self-assessment instruments, and group discussions, you and your colleagues will develop a repertoire of techniques for addressing issues that commonly arise within technical research groups and among teaching staff.
Participant outcomes: An appreciation of how your own leadership style affects research, education, and the learning process. You will gain insights into
Pedagogy: The workshop promotes awareness of the participants’ own styles of leadership and offers them new approaches to explore. Since leadership styles are highly individual and situational, the instructors do not judge styles as “good” or “bad,” but provide a nonjudgmental yet structured environment in which you can discover what works for you. No dogma! — just scientifically informed frameworks and models of human behavior to leverage your own common sense.
What Participants Say
More than 95% of over 300 past participants have graded this workshop A or A+.
“The professor/student role-playing taught me how differences in communication styles can seriously complicate interactions, a poignant and unforgettable lesson.” Prof. Polina Golland, MIT
“Tremendously helpful! I learned many key things essential to running a group and
“I strongly recommend this workshop to anyone in a supervisory role.”
“I wish I took this course 10 years ago. Today is a milestone in my understanding of who I am as a professor.” Sagar Kamarlhi, Associate Professor, Northeastern University
“I wish I had taken this in my first year as a faculty.” Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Associate Professor, Harvard University
“An eye opener on human relationships and leadership founded on rigorous personality classification and human motivation. Every professor should take it.” Rahul Sarpeshkar, Associate Professor, MIT
“Only through experience have I learned how to adapt to the wide range of learning styles and motivations of different students. It was great to have Chuck and Charles present this kind of understanding to our faculty in a practical and relevant form.”
“16 hours well spent! Best workshop I’ve attended!” Prof. David Patterson, U. California, Berkeley
How to Register
$1,600 – Regular Tuition
In addition, the Dean of Engineering has made eight full scholarships available for faculty in the School of Engineering and the Dean of Science will provide full funding for interested tenure-track faculty members in the School of Science.
Note: Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.