MIT Sloan School of Management - Interpersonal Communication: Strategies for Executives

6 weeks
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate
Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA)

About this program

MIT Sloan School of Management - Interpersonal Communication: Strategies for Executives

Gain the ability to effectively communicate with diverse teams, and across a dispersed workforce, to manage and motivate in the modern business environment.

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Strong communication skills and interpersonal relationships are essential in an increasingly complex, dynamic, and technical world.

Communicating persuasively is crucial to inspiring and motivating others, and a requirement when leading a diverse — and often dispersed — workforce. This skill is also valuable when working with external stakeholders such as clients or business partners from abroad.

The MIT Sloan Interpersonal Communication: Strategies for Executives online short course combines research and practice-based methods to help you craft communication deliverables using the RELATE Framework — a scalable professional communication strategy created by the MIT Sloan School of Management. Throughout the course, you’ll also learn how to engage with various audiences and apply a strategic communication lens to understand machines in the corporate context.

Admission requirements

Is this course for you?

This course is designed to support you in adopting effective personal and online communication techniques that meet the needs of an increasingly complex, digitalized world. Managers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders who need to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders will find value in developing their skill set and updating their communication approaches to meet modern business needs.

Similarly, if you’re a consultant, you can enhance service delivery by improving your ability to communicate with diverse audiences or via virtual or social media tools, as required by most multinational companies. If you’re looking to improve your interpersonal skills to match your practical expertise, for example, as a technical or HR professional who wants to better communicate with a team, you’ll find value in the strategic approaches covered in this course.

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Program content

Course curriculum

Develop a strong communication strategy for use in business contexts as you work through the weekly modules of this online course.

Orientation module

Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1

Sharpening your communication capabilities through the RELATE Framework

Module 2

Navigating interpersonal dynamics

Module 3

Managing difficult conversations

Module 4

Communicating across cultures

Module 5

Maximizing your persuasive potential

Module 6

Addressing a new audience: Machines

Program delivery


  • 6 weeks Excluding orientation
  • 6–8 hours per week Self-paced learning online


Total Tuition Fee :£2049


Earn a certificate of completion from MIT Sloan

Sharpen your professional communication skills to drive results in the corporate world and earn an official digital certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

This program also counts toward an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate, which you can earn upon completion of four programs where at least three of the four come from your chosen certificate track and at least one is completed in person. Find full details here.

What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • Effective communication skills and strategies to help you manage remote teams in any business context or industry.
  • Skills in active listening and humble inquiry, and an improved ability to give and receive feedback.
  • A personal leadership narrative, and a range of tactics to effectively manage and participate in difficult conversations.
  • Strategies to persuade external and internal audiences.
  • An understanding of the significant impact of technology in the workplace, and the practices needed to communicate that impact in productive conversations with, through, and about machines.

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32 Vassar St
02139 Cambridge Massachusetts
United States


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