Get Training

MIT provides access to both internal and external sources of in-person and online training to all faculty, staff, and students.

The following resources include training for the MIT community to increase their cultural awareness and cross-cultural intelligence.

Skillsoft

Skillsoft is an online training portal with a diverse library of content and learning methods, including books, courses, and job aids, focusing on skills improvement and professional development (MIT credentials required).

Relevant cross-cultural topics include:

  • Communicating across cultures
  • Improving communication in cross-cultural relationships
  • Culture and its effect on communication

Lynda.com

MIT students, faculty, and staff can access Lynda.com’s video-based online learning platform. Compilations of multiple short videos can be watched and replayed at any time (MIT credentials required).

Relevant cross-cultural videos include:

Atlas Learning Center

Access an array of on-line and in person workshops and training opportunities available to the MIT community through the Learning Center on Atlas. Check the course catalog for offerings such as “Intercultural Communication” and others listed under the “Be Part of MIT’s Inclusive Community” category.

On-campus resources

Attend an in-person session and interact with subject matter experts.

  • International Coordinating Committee (ICC): periodically hosts information sessions highlighting the resources MIT offers for international activities, including Cross Cultural Communications. Archived videos are also available if you cannot attend in person.
  • MISTI: holds a series of country-specific training modules and events each spring, many of which are open to the MIT community, covering topics such as cross-cultural communication, current events, technology and innovation, navigating the workplace, and health and safety.

Check the ICC and MISTI websites for information on past and upcoming sessions.