Leadership Development

The Graduate Student Council considers leadership development as a part of its core mission. MIT students are involved in a wide range of research and professional development activities, but a number of these activities do not provide formal leadership and management training. The GSC’s programs allow students to hone both their leadership and management skills in a structured, professional, yet relaxed environment.

Much of the GSC’s external leadership development is done through the Leadership Evolution for Graduate Students (LEGS) banner.

LEGS DiSC Assessment and Group Workshop

This workshop is offered through the GSC Leadership Development subcommittee. Participants take part in a DiSC assessment and a set of group activities afterward. This activity is intended for groups of 15-20 students who work together (like the executive committee of a club). Please contact gsc-leadership@mit.edu for more information.

LEGS Workshops

This series of workshops focuses on the practical skills required of a student leader at MIT. The topics covered are:

  1. Event Planning
  2. Organizational Communication
  3. Funding and Budget Planning
  4. Group Facilitation
  5. Group Motivation

See the LEGS Workshop page for more information. Currently the schedule for future workshops is undetermined. Please contact gsc-leadership@mit.edu if you are interested in these workshops.

Do you have leadership development ideas? We’d love to hear your suggestions. Please contact gsc-leadership[at]mit[dot]edu