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Sloan Innovation Period (SIP)

A unique curricular innovation, Sloan Innovation Period (SIP) gives MBA students an intense week of study set apart from the rest of the 13-week semester. Classes offer experiential lessons in leadership and expose students to the groundbreaking faculty research that puts MIT Sloan in a league apart.

The MIT Leadership Center organizes SIP seminars that include real-time simulations, up-close and personal sessions with senior executives, practitioner panels and presentations, skill-building workshops, and self-assessment and reflection activities.

Recent SIP weeks have featured the following courses. Current Sloan students may go to Sloanbid for the most up-to-date listings.

Spring 2014
TitleCourse #Instructor(s)
Teams Track: The Executive Challenge ES.T01 Pat Bentley, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan
Teams Track: Extreme Bridge ES.T02 Lou Bergholz and Melisa Gillis, Edgework Consulting
Teams Track: Managing Stakeholders Simulation and Elite Team Quest ES.T03 Guy Giffin, Director, Prendo Simulations, Ltd. & Lou Bergholz, Edgework Consulting
Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage: Employees Who Create Loyal Customers and Large Profits ES.141 Jim Parker, former CEO, Southwest Airlines
Obstacles, High Ropes, Leadership, and Teams ES.152 Carrie Sampson Moore & Tim Mertz, DAPER Staff
21st Century Visual Arts Workshop for Business Leaders ES.160 M. Cooper & S. St. Francis Decky, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Improvisation and Influence: An Experiential Leadership Lab ES.174 Daena Giardella, Lecturer, MIT Sloan
The Art and Science of Powerful Presence ES.277 Cheryl Dolan, Speech Pathologist and Executive Coach
Jewish Business Ethics: Right Behavior and Leadership in the Workplace ES.600 Rabbi Fisher, SM ’97, Executive Director of MIT Hillel
Introduction to Product Management ES.612 Jeff Bussgang, Senior Lecturer, HBS and General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners
Leading and Influencing Corporate Boards: A Case-Study on Executive Compensation ES.627 Bob Pozen, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan and Harvard Business School
The Leader as Artist: Creativity and Beyond ES.702 Fred Mandell, Author, Artist, Speaker, Creative Catalyst
Neuroscience and Leadership ES.703 Tara Swart BSc, PhD, BM, BCh (Oxon), CEO, The Unlimited Mind
Leadership Lessons Learned in Complex Multinational Enterprise Work ES.704 Shivan Subramaniam, SM ’78, CEO of FM Global
Managing Your Next Career Transition: The First 90 Days ES.706 Shawna Slack, MBA ’98, CEO at Genesis Advisers
Making Successful Business Career Choices ES.707 Ruby Chandy, MBA ’89, President, Industrial Business, Pall Corporation, and Karen Mazer, MBA ’89, Partner, Deloitte Consulting


All SIP Course Listings