The MIT Professional Education mission is to provide a gateway to renowned MIT research, knowledge, and expertise for those engaged in science and technology worldwide, through advanced education programs designed for working professionals.
The programs are delivered by MIT faculty and promote technical excellence through ongoing educational engagement with communities of practice. Drawing faculty from multiple schools at MIT, Professional Education supports the development of innovative leaders equipped to address today’s complex problems.
This program is designed to help executives learn design-driven innovation by demonstrating how it positively affects every facet or service by encouraging and guiding innovation, empathy, execution, and delivery.
Drawing on the resources of MIT’s Integrated Design & Management curriculum and its new Integrated Design Lab (ID Lab), the course combines intuitive methods taught in the world’s best design schools with systematic, analytical methods for which MIT is world renowned.
Participants will learn how to enable an action-based organisational culture that is empathy generated, trial and error encouraged, and where failure is celebrated as a source of learning—resulting in successful innovations. They will also learn strategic and hands-on techniques for structured exploration through prototyping. By applying a design-centred approach to leadership, participants will be able to conceive of radically innovative solutions to multifaceted problems, create a vision that gets a buy-in from senior management and colleagues, and create solutions that people love both emotionally and intellectually.