Rising Latino Leaders

Rising Latino Leaders

September 10 - 14, 2018  Online Application

Although U.S. Latinos are the nation's fastest-growing talent pool, they're underrepresented in management and face slow upward mobility. In response, SMU Cox Executive Education has collaborated with senior executives from the Latino Leadership Initiative's corporate sponsors to develop the Rising Latino Leaders Program.

This innovative experience prepares participants for success in their first managerial positions and equips them to progress into higher levels of responsibility. Over four and a half days, practical interactive learning experiences, individual assessments and interaction with experienced Latino senior managers help strong individual contributors and supervisors make the transition to dynamic senior leaders.

To learn more about the Latino Leadership Initiative's Leadership Programs, click here.

Benefits to you

  • Develop critical business and leadership skills
  • Achieve a deeper understanding of how aspects of Latino culture can benefit performance and achievement
  • Gain tools for addressing cultural issues without losing authenticity
  • Preparing yourself for sustained success at higher levels of management
Program Format: 

Five days with classes running from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


September 10 - 14, 2018

CPE Hours: 40

James M. Collins Executive Education Center | SMU Campus, Dallas, TX


$4,995; Group discounts available when multiple attendees from the same organization register together. Payment is due September 3, 2017 or upon registration, whichever is later.

To learn more about group discounts, or if you have any other questions, contact John Skinner at 214.768.7676 or jeskinner@smu.edu.

  • Cultural Foundations of Latino Leaders
  • The Leadership Mindset – Becoming an Effective Leader
  • Interpreting the Latino Market
  • Essential Leadership Skills – Difficult Conversations
  • Business Acumen – Financial Statements
  • Business Acumen – Value Creation
  • Motivating Others for Success
  • Understanding & Developing Resilience
Who should attend
  • High-achieving individual contributors
  • Recently promoted supervisors and first-line managers with demonstrated leadership potential

Rising Latino Leaders - Academic Director

Dr. Miguel A. Quiñones is the O. Paul Corley Distinguished Chair of Organizational Behavior in the Cox School of Business and the Academic Director of the Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI). Quiñones is a highly-regarded expert in the field of human resource management as well as organizational development and change. As Academic Director of the LLI, Quiñones has developed curriculum for and taught in LLI’s management development programs, and leads the LLI’s research agenda.

Dr. Quiñones received his B.S. in psychology from Texas A&M University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Michigan State University.  Prior to joining the Cox School, Dr. Quiñones served on the faculties of the University of Arizona (2 years) and Rice University (10 years).  He also served as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Santiago, Chile and was a visiting professor at Singapore Management University and the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards in recognition of his success in the classroom.

Dr. Quiñones is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the American Psychological Association as well as a member of the Academy of Management. His work has been published in numerous journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, the Journal of Business and Psychology, the Academy of Management Learning and Education, and the Business Journal of Hispanic Research. He is currently Associate Editor of Management Research: A Journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Management. Quiñones also leads the SMU Cox CEO Sentiment Survey that tracks the state of the Dallas/Fort Worth Area business community through the perspective of local business leaders.