Learn about Essentials of Managing, HR's program for new managers
Managing for Excellence includes four primary components:
The program is structured around ten workshops, spaced approximately one or weeks apart, where participants focus on a specific area of management. The workshops include theory, practice, and preparation for applying key management skills to the job.
360 assessment and development goals
Following the program orientation, program participants take part in a 360 assessment, a confidential process that gathers feedback about each participant's management competencies from peers, managers, direct reports, and others.
Participants identify an individual project that serves as a framework for applying the skills and strategies that they learn throughout the program. This project provides participants with an opportunity to work toward their development goals and transfer learning, in real time, to their areas/departments.
Participants apply what they learn in each workshop to their projects. They also share a summary of their project with other participants at the end of the program.
Participants are asked to communicate with their managers on an ongoing basis about the program to increase the likelihood of applying what they learn to their work at MIT. These conversations focus on:
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