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    • If you're interested in an accelerated MBA focused on executive leadership and general management, consider coming to an Executive MBA Information Session.  At our information sessions, program staff will discuss the Executive MBA Program in detail, explaining everything from the application process to the lockstep, cohort style program. Current students, alumni, and faculty will be on hand to offer their insights into the program and answer any questions you may have.
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    • Gina Urias-Sandoval
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      Phone: (505) 277-2525
      Office: 3rd Floor, GSM
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    • Anderson's Career and Professional Development Programs are designed to expand your mastery of current competencies and help you develop new ones. While you won't get a grade, you will acquire new knowledge and a certificate of completion that demonstrates to others your continued desire for self-improvement.
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    • Fall 2015 Program Offerings

    Healthcare Management
    Dates: Fridays, Sept. 4 - Oct. 23, 2015
    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Executive Negotiations
    Dates: 2 Thursdays, Sept. 17 - Oct. 29, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Practical Project Management
    Dates: Fridays, Sept. 18 - Nov. 20, 2015
    Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Dates: Mondays, September 21 – December 7, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Essentials for Managers
    Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 22 - Nov. 24, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Lean Practitioner
    Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 23 - Nov. 11, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Digital Marketing
    Dates: Thursdays, Sept. 24 - Nov. 12, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Business Start-Up 102
    Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 23 - Nov. 11, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Women's Leadership
    Dates: Fridays, Oct. 2 - Nov. 20, 2015
    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Mediation Certification
    Dates: 6 Saturdays, Oct. 10 - Nov. 21, 2015
    Time: 9:00 am - 4:45 pm

    HR Straight Talk Series II - FLMA
    Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 21 - Nov. 4, 2015
    Time: 8:30 - 11:30 pm

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      UNM's Anderson School of Management offers a wide range of custom programs, training and consulting services that provide result-based impact with an emphasis on short term gains and long-term sustainability. We are committed to sustained growth of all of our clients and it is our mission to provide the best in quality training services by understanding their unique vision.
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      UNM's Anderson School of Management offers customized training services to organizations and businesses throughout New Mexico.
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      Established in 2009, the CFO Academy is a prominent community of finance leaders and decision makers who provide trusted knowledge, pertinent resources and peer-to-peer collaboration to New Mexico’s financial professionals. We help our members become effective leaders while driving both their personal and their organizational results. Our professional network connects members with other financial professionals, valuable information, distinguished organizations and engaging discussions.
    • CFO Academy Professional Development Series
    • CFO Academy Professional Development Series is series of training and networking events providing continuing professional education on the latest technologies, laws, and trends in accounting and tax rules influencing financial professionals.
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      Office: GSM 3rd Floor
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      Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
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    • 1924 Las Lomas NE
      Graduate School of Management
      Third Floor, Room 328
      Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
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Essentials for Managers

Essentials for Managers

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Course Information

Are you ready to promote a member of your team to the role of manager? Or perhaps you recently made the move into a management position. New managers face a host of unfamiliar responsibilities and challenges. The Essentials for Managers Career and Professional Development Program is designed to give new managers the tools to succeed in their roles. This practical program focuses on important functional areas of management–from planning, organizing, and time management to leadership, teamwork, and communication. Essentials for Managers uses real world examples and hands-on interaction to translate theory into skill.

Program Fee:

  • $1045
  • $100 Group Discount
  • UNM Alumni, Faculty, and Staff qualify for the Group Discount
  • Tuition Remission Accepted

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Managers with 1-3 years of experience who want to build confidence in their new role
  • Professionals who aspire to advance to a management position
  • Recently promoted supervisors who share managerial responsibility
  • Seasoned managers in need of a refresher

What's in it for you:

  • Identify and refine your leadership style while building support
  • Build high-performing teams
  • Manage time and meetings effectively
  • Improve employee performance through empowerment and effective delegation
  • Set yourself apart in the job market


Participants must attend 8 of the 10 sessions to receive a certificate.

Developing Your Leadership Skills

  • Identify the traits of successful leaders
  • Discover how to create a leadership vision of shared goals and objectives and link it to individual employee behavior
  • Learn the skills most critical to effective leadership
  • Discover the power of role-modeling
  • Learn effective accountability for yourself and your team

Your Management Style and Working Relationships

  • Identify your assets and liabilities as a manager
  • Learn the key functions of management
  • Discuss the value of awareness, perception and intent
  • Increase your self-awareness and discover how others perceive you
  • Begin developing an action plan to improve your managerial skills

Managing and Participating in Work Teams

  • Understand what teams are and why they are essential in today’s business environment
  • Recognize the stages of team formation
  • Learn to be an effective team member
  • Identify common group dynamics
  • Understand the tools available to teams
  • Learn to manage group and individual behavior and conflict
  • Learn creative techniques for team rewards and celebration

Managing and Resolving Conflict

  • Identify sources of conflict and distinguish the difference between functional and dysfunctional conflict
  • Utilize the five conflict handling techniques
  • Learn 10 guidelines for both the initiator of conflict and the respondent
  • Learn effective mediation tools
  • Develop effective collaborative conflict management tools

Planning and Delegating for Time Management

  • Determine when and why delegation is appropriate
  • Identify the five steps to effective delegation
  • Understand how delegating and planning positively impact time management
  • Identify the most common obstacles to successful planning and how to overcome them
  • Understand how group dynamics impact planning

Enhancing Your Personal Communication

  • Learn how to recognize communication barriers and prevent communication breakdowns
  • Identify easy-to-use tools for immediately improving communication
  • Learn the best ways to use active, passive and reflective listening
  • Acquire the knowledge of how to use the appropriate channels for effective communication
  • Discover ways to give effective feedback and to build trust

Understanding Employment Law

  • Learn 12 prohibited bases for employment decisions
  • Recognize when a legal issue might be involved
  • Save your organization money by using best supervisory practices for preventing discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other common legal issues
  • Understand the fundamentals of supervisory legal responsibility
  • Respond to employee medical issues legally
  • Gain confidence in hiring, managing and terminating employees legally
  • Protect your organization by appropriately responding to employee complaints

Career/Life Balance

  • Define your career-life balance
  • Understand the value to you and your company of maintaining this balance
  • Develop a Personal Action Plan to work towards obtaining a desired balance

Conducting Meaningful Performance Appraisals and Motivating Employees

  • Recognize the need for formal employee performance appraisals
  • Be able to write effective appraisals
  • Discover tips to making the annual performance appraisals easy to administer
  • Understand what motivates you and your employees
  • Recognize the effective use of rewards and reinforcement as motivation

Resiliency Training

  • Learn dozens of practical tips proven to improve time and stress management


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