Graduate Certificate in Technical Leadership Workshop Series: Fall 2023

The Graduate Program in Engineering Leadership Program is pleased to announce the Graduate Certificate in Technical Leadership Workshop Series for Fall 2023.

We invite you to register and attend our series, which count toward satisfying requirements toward our certificate. The workshops will be held from 5pm-7pm in 32-144 with exception of November 8*, which will be held over Zoom.

More information on the program here. To register, please email Lisa Stagnone at

GradEL Workshops Fall 2023:

1. Leading Through Design

Tony Hu, Director, GradEL (September 28, 5-7pm, 32-144)

Apply human-centered design principles to leadership through team exercises.

2. MIT PhD to Venture-Backed Startup: A Case Study of a Make-or-Break Decision

Shreya Dave, Co-founder & CEO, Via Separations (October 11, 5-7pm, 32-144)

Work through a challenging bet-the-company decision and learn what actually happened.

3. Investigating Leadership and Engineering Through Film and Media: The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Chris Boebel, Producer and Multimedia Development Manager; Andrew Silver, Producer; and David Gute, Professor, Tufts University (November 8, 5-7pm, Zoom)

Discuss leadership and moral responsibility around the Manhattan Project through the Oppenheimer film and BBC mini-series.

4. How to Empower and Inspire Yourself and Others When Things Get Tough

Di Ye, Lecturer, GradEL (November 30, 5-7pm, 32-144)

Explore coaching tools that will take your performance, relationships, and teamwork to the next level.

By Tara Thakurta
Tara Thakurta Graduate Community Fellow