Center for Continuing & Professional Education

The Center for Continuing & Professional Education (CCPE) at Suffolk University has been established to cultivate the personal and professional growth of workers at all stages of their careers, and to serve the evolving needs of employers through corporate partnerships and customized education.

Workforce education is an ongoing process that is vital in today’s fast-moving economy. With seismic changes happening across whole business sectors due to technological innovation, globalization, the COVID-19 pandemic, and evolving public policy, individuals and organizations alike increasingly need to pivot on short notice to stay competitive. The need for timely reskilling and upskilling has never been greater.

That’s why we’re here: to keep a broad range of workers on the cutting edge of their professions with the skills and knowledge that changing careers demand.

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DEI Certificate

Becoming A Culture Change Agent: Harnessing the Power of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This certificate will provide you with engaging materials to assist with exploration and personal assessment leading to opportunities to explore concepts such as unconscious bias, cultural intelligence, humility, privilege, power, and more. Ultimately, you will create a personal action plan to support your incorporation of DEI knowledge and concepts into your workplace.

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Design Thinking Certificate

Design Thinking: Applying Discovery and Innovation in Practice

This course will guide you to think and act differently to best identify unique business opportunities and provide highly valuable solutions to the challenges faced by your customers. Conceptual and practical concepts will be combined with experiential learning opportunities to build creative problem-solving skills.

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Business Ethics Certificate

Ethical Principles for Today’s Business: Elevate Your Career with Ethical Excellence

In an era marked by corporate scandals and ethical dilemmas, the call for principled business leadership is louder than ever. From the infamous cases of Enron and Bernie Madoff to the complex ethical questions faced by contemporary figures like Elon Musk, the need for ethical clarity in business is undeniable. “Ethical Principles for Today’s Business” is not just a course; it’s an essential toolkit for any professional aspiring to lead with integrity in today’s challenging business landscape.

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Marketing Strategy Certificate

Marketing Strategy: A Customer-Centric View

In the global marketplace, companies face intensifying competition, eroding loyalty, and shifting consumer needs. Applying a strategic approach to the marketing plan is more important than ever before. This course is designed to introduce you to the essential components of a customer-centric marketing strategy and how to apply the core concepts to both large and small marketing strategy plans. 

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Legal Innovation Certificate

Legal Innovation & Technology – 6 Course Certificate

Unleash the power of technology to gain a competitive edge in the dynamic legal landscape with our comprehensive certificate program. Over 8 weeks, you'll develop the skills and competencies necessary to strategically leverage new technology in legal services. Dive into a brief history of legal services, explore the ever-evolving 21st-century landscape, and delve into specific technologies that are reshaping the industry. From AI-powered legal research tools to cloud-based collaboration platforms, you'll gain a deep understanding of how these technologies can transform legal services and give you a strategic advantage. Moreover, this course goes beyond technical knowledge by incorporating change management techniques, ensuring you're equipped to navigate organizational shifts and successfully implement technology-driven changes. Learn from subject matter experts and engage with peers to unlock endless opportunities at the intersection of law and technology.

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Building and Leading Resilient Teams

Collective resilience is the team's ability to overcome adversity, and then adapt and grow together because of that adversity. Resilient teams are the key to both individual and organizational resilience. Resilient teams are stronger together and they make learning and change possible. This certificate program provides the knowledge and skills required to build and lead resilient teams in organizations of any size, in any industry.

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Digital Transformation

Gain essential knowledge and skills to navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape. Learn how to leverage emerging technologies, implement effective strategies, and drive innovation in your organization. With practical insights and real-world examples, this course will empower you to stay ahead in today's digital age.

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Professional Writing

Elevate your career with a Professional Writing Certificate

Join our Professional Writing Certificate program to master effective communication and persuasive writing skills. Elevate your career with our 6-week online course designed for professionals in marketing, public relations, corporate communications, management, and more. Whether you’re crafting business proposals and feasibility reports, creating compelling marketing copy, or involved in corporate communications, our course provides a strategic approach to transform your written communication style.

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Nonprofit Management & Governance

Elevate Your Impact in the Nonprofit Realm

Are you prepared to embark on a transformative journey to broaden your skills within the landscape of the nonprofit sector? Whether you’re in the midst of transitioning from a for-profit position or aiming to augment your influence in the boardroom, our comprehensive 6-week certificate program offers a pathway to not only expand your leadership horizons but also to cultivate an understanding of the intricate dynamics inherent in nonprofit organizations. Through a well-crafted curriculum, hands-on exercises, and insightful discussions, this program equips you with the strategic knowledge and practical tools necessary to navigate the unique challenges and opportunities within the nonprofit realm.