Growing & Learning

Informed and inspired individuals make for a richer community.

That's why MIT offers such an extensive array of programs dedicated to personal and professional enrichment. Whether you'd like to learn a new computer program or enhance your leadership skills, there are a multitude of options to develop an overall strategy for growth and learning.

Learning and Development

Resources related to professional growth, career planning and talent management, learning opportunities, and networking within the MIT community.

MIT Learning Center

Career-focused courses in areas including computer training, management, collaboration, leadership, communication, and project planning.

Environment, Health & Safety

MIT employees may be required to complete regular safety training to work in laboratories and environments that require special awareness and preparation. Please refer to the EHS Training page to determine if you need to participate in EHS safety training for work in your area.


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Award-winning, web-based training provided free of charge to MIT students, faculty, and staff on a range of subject areas, including business, developer, design, video, and web & interactive.

International Scholars Office (ISchO)

For international faculty and staff, ISchO is an indispensable resource for obtaining visas as well as guidance on immigration issues including health insurance, taxes, language courses, and arranging employment for spouses. Don’t miss ISchO’s weekly orientation sessions.

MIT StaffLinks

Links with information to make your job easier, and to assist you both professionally and personally.

Postdoctoral Scholars at MIT

Information about postdoctoral activities, resources, and policies, designed for the 1400-plus postdocs on the MIT campus.

Working Group on Support Staff Issues

WGSSI brings together support and administrative staff throughout the Institute to address issues of concern to support staff employees at MIT.

Independent Activities Period (IAP)

In the interval between the fall and spring semesters, IAP offers members of the MIT community the opportunity to take on serious investigation, cultivate a new hobby, or spend an hour or two in the pursuit of pure silliness.