Leading Teams Better Through AI

Earn a certificate in AI-driven decision-making.


February 15, 2023



February 15, 2023

February 21, 2023

7-10 hours per week, collaborative online learning


MIT SA+P and MIT Sloan


Harness AI as a tool for creating agile organizations through this 6-week online course.
Course content includes:

AI + Leadership
Extended Intelligence
Developing a New Leadership Mindset for Data
Developing Your Leadership Signature
AI Governance
AI + the Future of Work

Experiential Learning/Project Capstone


During the project capstone component of the course, you will define a business problem, explain how AI can help, and identify the leadership strategy needed to successfully implement the proposed solution.

Course starts 6 October 2021

Your instructors

Prof. Alex Pentland,
Faculty Director
Institute for Data Systems and Society Media Lab,
Sloan School
Alex "Sandy" Pentland is founding faculty director of the MIT Connection Science Research Initiative, which uses network science to access and change real-world human behavior, and is the Toshiba Professor of Media, Arts, and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also holds a triple appointment at MIT in Media Arts and Sciences, Engineering Systems Division and with the Sloan School of Business.

Sandy has helped create and direct MIT’s Media Lab, the Media Lab Asia, and the Center for Future Health. He chairs the IEEE Council on Extended Intelligence, and has been an Advisory Board member for Google, Nissan, Telefonica, the United Nations Secretary General, Monument Capital, and the Minerva Schools.

In 2012 Forbes named Sandy one of the "seven most powerful data scientists in the world", along with Google founders and the CTO of the United States, and in 2013 he won the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review. He is among the most-cited computational scientists in the world, and a pioneer in computational social science, organizational engineering, wearable computing (Google Glass), image understanding, and modern biometrics. His research has been featured in Nature, Science, and Harvard Business Review, as well as being the focus of TV features on BBC World, Discover and Science channels. His most recent books are Social Physics (Penguin) and Building a New Economy (MIT Press).
Prof. Deborah Ancona,
Faculty Director
Faculty Director,
Seley Distinguished Professor of Management and MIT Professor,
Organization Studies
Deborah Ancona is the Seley Distinguished Professor of Management, a Professor of Organization Studies, and the Founder of the MIT Leadership Center at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Her pioneering research into how successful teams operate has highlighted the critical importance of managing outside, as well as inside, the team’s boundary. This research directly led to the concept of x-teams as a vehicle for driving innovation within large organizations. Ancona’s work also focuses on the concept of distributed leadership and on the development of research-based tools, practices, and teaching/coaching models that enable organizations to foster creative leadership at every level.

She is the author of the book, X-Teams: How to Build Teams That Lead, Innovate, and Succeed (Harvard Business School Press) and the related articles, "In Praise of the Incomplete Leader," and "Nimble Leadership: Walking the Line Between Creativity and Chaos" (Harvard Business Review). In addition to x-teams, her studies of team performance have also been published in the Administrative Science Quarterly, the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and the MIT Sloan Management Review. Her previous book, Managing for the Future: Organizational Behavior and Processes (South-Western College Publishing), centers on the skills and processes needed in today’s diverse and changing organization. Ancona has served as a consultant on leadership and innovation to companies such as Accenture, BI Pharmaceuticals, Bose, Bristol-Myers Squibb, the International Development Bank, Li & Fung, Scarborough Health Network, Takeda, OCP, W.L. Gore and YPO, and has served on the Board of the Penn Graduate School of Education.

Ancona holds a BA and an MS in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in management from Columbia University.

What you will gain


Maximize your earning and career potential by developing the strategic insight, technical acumen and actionable knowledge to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Proof of knowledge though the prestigious Certificate of Completion issued by MIT School of Architecture + Planning and MIT Sloan

A powerful professional network from building connections with a global cohort of leaders, influencers and course participants

Coveted industry knowledge from market-driven curriculum designed and delivered to the standard of an elite academic institution

Acquisition and retention of new skills supported by an AI-driven learning platform, individual and team-based programming, and individual success coaching

A career-accelerating toolkit to accelerate as a future-forward leader comprised of frameworks, strategies and methodologies

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