Designing High Impact Solutions with MITdesignX: Framing

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START
November 30th, 2021
END
February 8th, 2022
DURATION
8 weeks
COMMITMENT
8-10 hours a week
LANGUAGE
English
FORMAT
Online
PRICE
$2,700 USD*
CEUs
6.4

Designing High Impact Solutions with MITdesignX: Framing

Download brochureRegister
START
November 30th, 2021
END
February 8th, 2022
DURATION
8 weeks
COMMITMENT
8-10 hours a week
LANGUAGE
English
FORMAT
Online
PRICE
$2,700 USD*
CEUs
6.4

* Are you looking for a more extensive learning journey? Discover our Designing High Impact Solutions with MITdesignX

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.

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The skills you will develop

1.

Learn how to frame and tackle

complex problems.

2.

Improve decision-making

and project management capabilities.

3.

Learn how to facilitate and lead

transdisciplinary problem-solving teams.

4.

Identify and prioritize solutions

for complex problems, and present/articulate them.

In addition, you will receive a Certificate of Completion

All participants who successfully complete the online program Designing High Impact Solutions with MITdesignX: Framing will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion. In addition, they will also earn 6.4 Continuing Education Units (MIT CEUs).

In order to obtain CEUs, participants must complete a required CEU accreditation form. CEUs are calculated based on the number of learning hours in each course.

* An MIT CEU is a unit of credit equivalent to 10 hours of participation in an accredited program for professionals.

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”

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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.
GILAD ROSENZWEIG

Executive Director of MITDesignX, MIT SA+P

“Your expertise in understanding space, emotion, and the environment can be used to create innovative solutions”

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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.

Are you ready to bring ideas to action?

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