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Jul 27 - Sep 12, 2023
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8 weeks
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The skills of an effective leader are changing in today’s new reality. Organizations are undergoing rapid advancements due to globalization, immigration, technological change, knowledge revelations, and the climate crisis.

This course is for those who are looking for effective and accelerated change in their organizations in a professional sphere constantly in flux. Transformational leadership goes far beyond personal rewards, it focuses on intrinsic motivations and how leaders engage with others. While transformational leadership focuses on oneself, it furthermore benefits organizations and society as a whole.


MIT Professional Education’s online course in Transformational Leadership cohesively consolidates the skills of a modern leader and the facilitation of inherent motivations and a shared vision in your organization. This course offers a fully encompassing approach, featuring the five roles of transformational leadership, created by Dr. Niño, case studies, and innovation initiatives.

Learning Outcomes

Transformational leaders have the power to inspire and empower group members.  

Transformational leadership focuses on two pivotal points:

  1. Understanding systemic change with a holistic approach 
  2. Positive motivation to create intrinsic motivation within others

In becoming a transformational leader, the overarching theme is based on a perspective of developing oneself continually. You must center yourself on self-awareness and the following roles presented in this course to become a truly transformational leader. You must learn to help yourself become you can help others.

Throughout  the course, you will develop a deep understanding of transformational leadership abilities through the following roles:

  • The Strategist: Knowing and acting on changes in the environment 
  • The Explorer: Searching and selecting innovation opportunities 
  • The Architect: Convening and aligning people to develop creative change 
  • The Coach: Facilitating learning and development 
  • The Champion: Building and sustaining support for change and innovation 
Who Should Attend

The takeaways of this course can be applied to many different industries, business models, and positions of responsibility. We believe that we all have the capacity to lead, regardless of our job titles, but that not everyone takes on the challenge.  

The course might be of interest to: 

  • Professionals with an interest in innovation, determined to create an impact on innovation processes in their organizations and drive success 
  • CEOs and other managers of companies undergoing transformation processes for which innovation is central to success 
  • Entrepreneurs of tech startups with innovative aspirations 
  • Technical experts already with a high level of responsibility with a strong interest in leadership positions 
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