MIT Professional Education Launches New MicroCourse: Effective Problem Solving for Teams

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Digital Plus Programs MicroCourse teaches MIT’s unique framework for problem-solving and brainstorming to help organizations grow creative cultures and drive innovation

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Everything we do at MIT Professional Education is toward helping people become better problem solvers. So, it's fitting that our first Microcourse, designed for busy working professionals, attacks that topic head on.

MIT Professional Education, a gateway to renowned MIT research, knowledge and expertise through advanced education programs, today announced the launch of its inaugural Digital Plus Programs MicroCourse titled, “Effective Problem Solving for Teams.”

This short-duration, online MicroCourse will run twice this Fall on October 22, 2018 and November 5, 2018. It is designed for professionals across any industry, especially those in the engineering and technology fields who are looking to grow their capacity for problem-solving in a way that promotes creativity and innovation.

“Businesses today face more problems than they have time to solve. As a result, people admit how they tend jump too quickly to solutions, which is often ineffective,” said instructor Dr. David Niño, Senior Lecturer at MIT. “This MicroCourse helps people see problems more clearly, prioritize them, and define them in actionable ways. In addition, it helps leaders understand how problems present a unique opportunity for leading innovation.”

Participants will learn MIT’s unique methodology for:

  • Identifying and defining problems
  • Framing and communicating a compelling vision
  • Creative brainstorming
  • Evaluating and choosing a game-changing solution

The MicroCourse is available online for one week per run and can be completed in approximately 4 hours. It is offered through a well-designed, intuitive “virtual campus” that offers leaders, managers and their teams the opportunity collaborate with peers from across the globe. Those who complete the MicroCourse earn a certificate as well as CEUs, which may be applied toward professional certification, licensing requirements, or required continuing education hours. In addition, the $195 fee for the MicroCourse will be credited toward enrollment in MIT Professional Education's January 7, 2019 session of the complementary course, Leadership & Innovation for Technology Professionals.

“Everything we do at MIT Professional Education is toward helping people become better problem solvers. So, it's fitting that our first Microcourse, designed for busy working professionals, attacks that topic head on,” said Bhaskar Pant, Executive Director at MIT Professional Education. “Our goal is to make critical knowledge at MIT more accessible to professionals around the globe through online and blended learning modalities, complementing our on campus programs. Accordingly, with the addition of MicroCourses to our portfolio, we look forward to welcoming many new members to our global community of learners and problem solvers.”

For more information or to register visit: Digital Plus Programs

ABOUT MIT PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

For more than 65 years, MIT Professional Education has been providing technical professionals worldwide a gateway to renowned MIT research, knowledge and expertise, through advanced education programs designed specifically for them. In addition to industry-focused, two-to-five-day courses on campus through Short Programs, MIT Professional Education offers professionals the opportunity to take blended learning courses through Digital Plus Programs, attend courses abroad through International Programs, enroll in regular MIT academic courses through the Advanced Study Program, or attend Custom Programs designed specifically for their companies. For more information, please visit: professional.mit.edu

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