Latino Leadership Initiative

The Smu Cox Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI)  is a four-element program that helps participating companies recruit, develop, and retain high-performance Latino executives who will drive business growth and create a sustainable competitive advantage for their companies.

Housed in SMU Cox Executive Education, the LLI grew out of an award winning partnership between SMU Cox Education and the National Hispanic Corporate Council. In 2010, the two organizations launched the Corporate Executive Development Program (CEDP), an innovative executive development experience for high-potential mid-level Latino managers in Fortune 1000 companies.

Building on the success of the CEDP, the LLI focuses on four interlinked areas

  • Individual development for high-potential Latino managers;
  • Organizational development to build multi-cultural competence;
  • Exclusive business insights through Latino-focused research;
  • Industry leadership initiatives in schools and communities