By Colleen Berger, Program Director, MIT Sloan Executive Education
As a Program Director at MIT Sloan Executive Education, I have a very special window into our classrooms. I have the opportunity to work with faculty, listen in on content, and meet executives from around the world who have come to us for practical solutions to critical business problems. For me, the experience of being in the classroom, meeting our participants, and witnessing their breakthrough moments is inspirational. For the executives who attend, the impact these programs deliver is enormous. And in many ways, the personal benefits are unexpected.
May's Leading Change in Complex Organizations program was attended by 33 people from 16 different countries, each seeking tools and frameworks for guiding successful organizational change. This weeklong course took a deep dive into managerial decision-making, sharing a unique analytical framework that addressed the change process and provided executives with the independent, third party expertise for which they came to us. These students returned to their organizations with fresh perspectives on leadership and change--perspectives they gained not only from the teachings, but from one another.