DALLAS, Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SMU Cox Executive Education was presented the silver Learning in Practice award for Excellence in Academic Partnerships by Chief Learning Officer magazine at a special ceremony on September 19th at the Fall 2012 Chief Learning Officer Symposium. SMU Cox Executive Education was selected for its work with the National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC) in developing the corporate executive development program for Hispanic managers and executives.
These national awards are presented annually to individual learning practitioners/executives and provider organizations that have helped their own or their client organization enhance performance and meet business objectives through outstanding learning initiatives. The judges for the awards represent a number of significant national corporations. CLO magazine received a record number of entries this year.
SMU Cox Executive Education and the NHCC collaborated in designing and implementing a unique leadership development program for Hispanic individuals identified by their corporate employers as potential executives for leadership roles. The 9-month experience combines 3 ½ day business and leadership coursework modules at SMU in September, January and May with nationally recognized SMU Cox faculty and corporate leaders, personal business development plans, individual Hispanic leader mentors and sponsors, special program projects and on-going development support at their jobs between these modules. Many of the program graduates have already progressed to executive positions with Fortune 1000 companies.
"There is a significant opportunity to meet the leadership needs of today's organizations by growing the Hispanic executive talent pool. This is a great tribute to the people involved in the program from the NHCC and SMU Cox," said Frank Lloyd, Associate Dean, Executive Education, SMU Cox School of Business. "This is the only development program of its kind created through the collaboration of an academic institution and an effective Hispanic corporate networking organization."
"The NHCC acknowledged that there was a need to increase the number of talented Hispanics in the executive levels in corporate America," said NHCC President Pat Martinez. "The NHCC CEDP is giving program participants, members of the fastest growing demographic in the country, the competitiveness to lead their industry and their future. The CEDP represents an on-going collaborative partnership between the NHCC and SMU Cox that is successfully meeting the challenge of executive development for Hispanic hi-potentials."
About SMU Cox Executive Education
SMU Cox Executive Education offers new, innovative and flexible programs – both open and custom – that provide a relevant and dynamic learning experience for professionals, managers, and executives. Executive Education programs are offered in Dallas and Plano, as well as in-house for corporate clients. Programs provide skills development in areas such as management, leadership, sales and marketing, and accounting and finance. By developing these skills, managers are able to make better decisions, resulting in positive business results.
About SMU Cox
SMU's Cox School of Business offers a full range of business education programs, including BBA, full-time MBA, Professional MBA (PMBA), Executive MBA (EMBA), Master of Science in Management (MSM) and Executive Education. The school also offers a number of unique resources and activities for students, ranging from its Business Leadership Center (BLC), Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, Maguire Energy Institute and American Airlines Global Leadership Program (AAGLP) to its Associate Board Executive Mentoring Program and an international alumni network with chapters in more than 20 countries. SMU Cox is ranked among the top business schools nationally and internationally by major publications, including Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report.
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SOURCE National Hispanic Corporate Council