MITAAP Program Components

MITAAP Program Components

The MIT Administrative Assistant Program consists of four components, each equally important in helping participants reach their professional development goals. We expect participants to make a full commitment to participating in each component.


During program workshops, participants develop core skills critical to the Administrative Assistant role by focusing on best practices, useful strategies, and Institute resources. There will be one-hour of online learning assigned during the course of the program.

Apply Learning to Work

Between workshops, we ask participants to use the strategies, tools, and resources that they learn during workshops in their work. They complete practical, short assignments between workshops to enable them to do this.

Collaborative Community

Participants collaborate and communicate, peer-to-peer, between workshops and following the conclusion of the program to develop their network of peers across MIT.

Manager Engagement

Participants are more successful at applying what they learn to their work when they share what they learn with their manager and other colleagues back on the job. After each workshop, we ask participants to share what they learn with their manager and/or teammates and together discuss opportunities for using what they learned in their role.

If a participant's manager is unable to play this role, the participant can choose a "designate" to do this in place of the participant's manager. During the first workshop of the program, the program facilitator will assist participants in identifying a "designate" if the participant prefers this option.

Learn More

Learn how to apply or see the schedule.

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For all questions, please send an email to and a member of the MITAAP team will get back to you.