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SMU Earns 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School Designation

2022-07-08T20:56:34+00:00

SMU announced that it has earned the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard. The 2022-2023 Military [...]

SMU Earns 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School Designation 2022-07-08T20:56:34+00:00

What Is Lean Continuous Improvement?

2022-06-20T15:57:18+00:00

Although the business world continues to change at a dizzying pace, one truth persists: To sustain success over the long haul, businesses must constantly strive to improve. There's no room for complacency when it comes to efficiency, productivity and customer satisfaction. This is where Lean continuous improvement comes in. What is Lean thinking in [...]

What Is Lean Continuous Improvement? 2022-06-20T15:57:18+00:00

Six Sigma vs. Lean: Learning the Differences

2022-06-20T15:51:18+00:00

From high-tech enterprises in Silicon Valley to automotive manufacturers overseas, organizations of all types must learn to optimize their processes at every level of production. That means eliminating defects, minimizing variance, maximizing throughput, and cutting out all wasted steps along the way. The optimization method chosen will largely depend on the industry, the organization [...]

Six Sigma vs. Lean: Learning the Differences 2022-06-20T15:51:18+00:00

Meet Cristal

2022-05-10T20:36:58+00:00

Meet Cristal Mendez, one of our graduating SMU CAPE Graduate Assistants! Cristal has assisted our office with delivering test prep (SAT and ACT) and short courses. This May, Cristal is earning a master's degree in higher education from SMU’s Simmons School of Education. Read more about Cristal’s graduate student experience here: What is it [...]

Meet Cristal 2022-05-10T20:36:58+00:00

Meet Anna

2022-05-10T20:29:34+00:00

Meet Anna Taglioli, one of our graduating SMU CAPE Student Workers! Anna has been a student worker with us for all four years of her undergraduate career. This May, Anna will be graduating with bachelor’s degrees in international studies with an east Asian specialization, human rights on the public policy track, and world languages [...]

Meet Anna 2022-05-10T20:29:34+00:00

The Key to High Performance Teams? Project Management Training

2022-09-07T19:55:06+00:00

While virtually all organizations are built of work teams, cultivating high-performance teams will give yours a significant competitive advantage. More than a mere collection of individuals, a team is a group of “people with complementary skills who are committed in a common purpose, performance goals and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.”[i]  [...]

The Key to High Performance Teams? Project Management Training 2022-09-07T19:55:06+00:00

New Program Assists Military Service Members and Veterans with Transition to Classroom & Workforce

2022-04-07T18:55:35+00:00

Eight-week program launching in April offers SMU graduate, certificate courses DALLAS (SMU) – Military service members, veterans, and others can now enroll in a new program at SMU that aims to help them succeed in the classroom and workforce. The Catalyst Program at SMU, which welcomes its first cohort of students later this month, [...]

New Program Assists Military Service Members and Veterans with Transition to Classroom & Workforce 2022-04-07T18:55:35+00:00

Coming Soon: Two New Sales Training Certificates

2021-09-20T20:30:36+00:00

SMU CAPE is pleased to announce two new online certificate programs, Sales Development Science and Sales Operations Science, with educational partner GreenFig. Sales Development Science covers all the key areas required to sell more efficiently and effectively. Tools, data, analytics, protocols and processes now play as big a role as persuasion and persistence for [...]

Coming Soon: Two New Sales Training Certificates 2021-09-20T20:30:36+00:00

Lauren LaRocca Receives UPCEA Emerging Leader Award

2021-09-20T20:12:03+00:00

For her exemplary leadership of the SMU College Prep program and customized learning initiatives, SMU CAPE Program Specialist Lauren LaRocca will receive the 2021 South Region Emerging Leader award from UPCEA (University Professional and Continuing Education Association), the leading national professional organization for continuing education program staff. When Lauren joined the SMU CAPE team [...]

Lauren LaRocca Receives UPCEA Emerging Leader Award 2021-09-20T20:12:03+00:00

SMU CAPE Graduate to Present at Big Design 2021

2021-09-20T19:58:02+00:00

Shara Rosenbalm, a graduate of SMU’s User Experience Design Certificate program, will be a featured speaker at Big Design 2021. In her session, Crushing Constraints as a Marginalized Group, she’ll discuss how designers of marginalized backgrounds can reframe challenges in the workplace and take ownership of their careers. With a background in visual design, [...]

SMU CAPE Graduate to Present at Big Design 2021 2021-09-20T19:58:02+00:00

Understanding the Future of Work

2021-10-05T21:27:31+00:00

In summer 2020, more than 70% of prospective adult learners felt that their current or future employment outlook was negatively impacted by the pandemic, according to research by EAB. With so much personal and financial upheaval, adult learners are considering their options and evaluating how higher education can help them change careers, gain stability, [...]

Understanding the Future of Work 2021-10-05T21:27:31+00:00

Three Reasons the SMU Paralegal Studies Certificate Might Be for You

2021-08-06T20:27:46+00:00

Are you a legal assistant looking to expand your skills and knowledge? Or are you working in a different field, but interested in making the switch to law? The SMU Paralegal Studies Certificate Program is designed to give you a solid foundation of the principles and practices inherent to the legal profession. The program [...]

Three Reasons the SMU Paralegal Studies Certificate Might Be for You 2021-08-06T20:27:46+00:00
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