How are we solving problems in the age of complexity?
The desire to develop solutions to the challenges we face is intrinsic within us as humans. However, with an overflow of data generated daily, solutions are often developed that exclude certain groups or may not be based on the critical needs people have. An increased focus on the context of our solutions, however, can lead us as we develop human-centered products, ventures, and services. But how do we establish that context? Is it through the data or the tech we use? The processes we establish? Or does it come directly from those who have experienced these problems?
An online program for igniting solutions today
MIT Professional Education’s online program Designing High Impact Solutions with MITdesignX: Framing establishes a first contact with the tools needed to identify, understand, frame, scale, and prioritize solutions. Gather the tools and skill sets needed to lead your team toward impactful solutions by first learning to articulate and define the key elements of your specific goals.
An online program adaptable to your needs
As a participant, you can bring your own challenging project or use the ideation process to select one to work on.
The skills you will develop
Learn how to frame and tackle
and project management capabilities.
Learn how to facilitate and lead
transdisciplinary problem-solving teams.
Identify and prioritize solutions
for complex problems, and present/articulate them.
This program is designed for
Any professional looking to develop their problem-solving capabilities or refine their ideas. Within this range, some positions that can greatly benefit from the expertise found in this program include the following:
- C-LEVEL EXECUTIVES
focused on higher-level goals like expanding market share, entering new markets, and meeting revenue targets.
- LEADERS FROM ESTABLISHED CORPORATIONS
within any sector who seek to boost innovation and revamp their product or service strategy.
- PROFESSIONALS FROM NON-PROFIT OR POLICY SECTORS
who want to turn an idea into a solid, actionable plan.
- TEAM LEADERS WITHIN AGENCIES AND CONSULTING FIRMS
who are looking for a framework to build efficient plans for their clients.
- MID-LEVEL AND OTHER MANAGERS
looking to incorporate knowledge about portfolio management, programs, and projects.
- PROFESSIONALS TRAINED IN AGILE METHODOLOGIES
looking to complement their knowledge or experience with specific topics such as project management or scaling.
- LEADERSHIP PROFESSIONALS
focused on change management and digital transformation projects.
- ENTREPRENEURS AND INTRAPRENEURS
who need a clear roadmap to launch and manage their projects effectively.
Meet the Faculty of this program
PROF. SVAFA GRONFELDT
Professor of Practice MIT SA+P
Faculty Director MITdesignX
“Changes in our daily lives and corporate environments force organizations to reexamine their strategy toward their markets, their employees, and their customers”
Professor Svafa Grönfeldt is a founding member of MIT’s innovation accelerator MITDesignX and a co-founder of the MET fund, a Cambridge-based seed investment fund. Since 2008, she has also been a member of the Board of Directors at Össur. Previously, she held the position of Executive Vice President of Organizational Development at the life science company Alvogen and various roles at Actavis Group, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, where she served as Deputy to the CEO of the company.
In 2006, she published the book Service Leadership—The Quest for Competitive Advantage, along with Judith Strother. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where her major focus was on service orientation and management. She also holds an MSc in Technical and Professional Communication from Florida Institute of Technology.
- Prof. Gronfeldt received her Ph.D. in Industrial Relations from LSE.
- She has been a member of the Board of Directors at Össur since 2008.
- She published the book Service Leadership—The Quest for Competitive Advantage, along with Judith Strother in 2006.
Executive Director of MITDesignX, MIT SA+P
“Your expertise in understanding space, emotion, and the environment can be used to create innovative solutions”
Gilad Rosenzweig is an architect and urban planner with vast experience in community development, urban tech, and design. As Executive Director of MITDesignX, the venture accelerator of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, he is laying the groundwork for new technology to improve the comfort and efficiency of buildings, places, and cities. Before MITDesignX, Gilad created Smarter in the City, an accelerator for high-tech startups in underrepresented communities. He is a graduate of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.
- Rosenzweig is a graduate of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
- He has vast experience in community development, urban tech, and design.
- He created Smarter in the City, an accelerator for high-tech startups in underrepresented communities.