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.

Learn more about CCPE

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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 Writing Certificate

Ethical Principles, Critical Thinking and Writing for Today’s Business

In this course, you will develop the skills necessary to reason through business situations that are not covered in an industry or organizational code of ethics and communicate your views to stakeholders. Learn to think critically and ethically through real-life business situations and write persuasive cases supporting your positions.

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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.