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    Executive MBA Program

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    In the Executive MBA program, you will get a complete Anderson MBA in an experience specifically designed for working professionals. This isn't your typical part-time MBA; the Anderson Executive MBA is New Mexico's premier MBA program.

    Information Sessions

    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.

    Contact Us to Learn About the Executive MBA

    Megan Hearting
    • Megan Hearting
    • Director, Talent Development
    • Phone: (505) 277-0670
    • mconner@unm.edu

  • Career & Professional Development

    Career & Professional Development Programs

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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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    Kristy Nunley
    • Kristy Nunley
    • Training Support Analyst
    • Phone: (505) 277-2525
    • nunley@unm.edu

    Spring 2015 Program Offerings

    New Media Skills 2 - Talent Skills
    Dates: Tuesdays, Mar. 24 - Apr, 14, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Creating Reliable Surveys
    Dates: Wednesdays, February 11 - March 4, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Healthcare Management
    Dates: Fridays, Feb. 27 - Apr. 21, 2015
    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Tactical Lean
    Dates: Thursdays, Feb. 26 - Apr. 30, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Excel for Decision Making
    Dates: Wednesdays, Mar. 18 - Apr. 8, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Business of Art
    Dates: Tuesdays, Feb. 24 - Apr. 14, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Accounting for Non-Accountants
    Dates: Wednesdays, Feb. 11 - Apr. 8, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Mediation Certification
    Dates: Saturdays, Feb. 21 - Apr. 4, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Practical Project Management
    Dates: Fridays, Feb. 6 - Apr. 10, 2015
    Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Essentials for Managers
    Dates: Feb. 17 - Apr. 21, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Business Ethics - Online
    Dates: Monday, Feb. 9 - Apr. 20, 2015

  • Custom Programs

    Custom Programs & Consulting Services

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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.

    Contact Us to Start Building Your Custom Program

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  • CFO Academy

    CFO Academy

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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.

    Meet the Sponsor

    UNM Anderson's Executive MBA program is sponsoring the December CFO Academy event. Learn more...

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    Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


    Phone:  (505) 277-2525
    Fax:  (505) 277-0345

    Mailing Address

    Executive and Professional Education Center
    MSC05 3090
    1 University of New Mexico
    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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    Audrey Arnold

    Megan Hearting
    • Megan Hearting
    • Director, Talent Development
    • Phone: (505) 277-0670
    • mconner@unm.edu

    Kristy Nunley
    • Kristy Nunley
    • Training Support Analyst
    • Phone: (505) 277-2525
    • nunley@unm.edu

Mediation Certification

Mediation Certification

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Course Information 

Dates: 6 Saturdays, September 20 - November 1, 2014 - No class will be held on October 11, 2014
Time: 9:00 am – 4:45 pm
Location: UNM Graduate School of Management, Room 302 -  Click here for map

When you are trying to resolve conflict, do you tend to side with one party? Do you impose your solution onto the disagreeing parties? Participants in mediated disputes need trustworthy, objective mediators to help them find their own solutions. While Mediation Certification will give you the training necessary to mediate professionally, you will also learn listening and conflict management techniques that will benefit you in every area of your work and life.

In this 40-hour Career and Professional Development program, you will receive training from experienced instructor and mediator, Anne Lightsey. Anne will engage you in role playing sessions and observations to help you understand the interpersonal dynamics of mediation and provide you with the skills needed to bring disputes to resolution.

Students who successfully complete this 40 hour course are eligible for a Mediations Certificate allowing them to mediate professionally.

Program Fee:

  • $1195
  • Early Bird Discount - $50 off
  • Refer-a-Friend Discount - $50 off
  • Group Discount - $100
  • UNM Alumni, Faculty, and Staff qualify for the Group Discount
  • Tuition Remission Accepted

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Professionals responsible for managing workplace conflict
  • Those interested in becoming certified to mediate professionally
  • Lawyers and others law experience who are interested in alternate forms of dispute resolution
  • Organization development (OD) consultants, EAP, coaches, and other professionals

What You Will be Able to Do:

  • Implement mediation skills to manage group dynamics
  • Assist parties with divergent interests to reach a resolution
  • Lead internal mediations to keep costs low and avoid litigation

How You Will Benefit:

  • Become eligible to mediate professionally, and start building a practice as a mediator
  • Engage in mediations to develop an understanding of the mediation process
  • Certification demonstrates credibility and a high level of knowledge


To receive the Anderson School's Certificate, participants must attend 37 of the 40 hours.

  • You and Mediation: An Overview
  • Think Like a Mediator/ Recognize and Dealing with Conflict's Root Causes
  • Essential Mediator Skills
  • Stages of Mediation Parts I and II
  • Mediation Live and In Person
  • Advanced Mediator Skills/ We're All in This Together
  • Bringing it All Together
  • You Just Keep Getting Better/Closing


Click on an instructor's name to learn more about that person.


  • "Another great class.  Learning under Anne's skilled guidance is a happy challenge.  I would recommend this course without reservation to anyone looking to help turn conflict into communication."  -  Charna Lefton, Assistant Regional Director for External Affairs at USFWS Southwest Region
  • "Anne does a great job and I feel as if she is proficient in her area of study.  The communication between the instructor and the students is phenomenal.  I believe that we are really getting the feel on mediation."  -  Angelica Negron, Program Coordinator at Outcomes Inc.
  • "Anne is a wonderful instructor.  It's a very intense course and she makes it come alive.  The class is relevant to life, not just formal mediation."  -  Marsha Freeman
  • "Best adult learning/training course I have ever taken.  Absolutely worth the investment."  -  John Edwards, Sr. Account Manager
  • "I liked most learning new life skills; listening, acknowledging, impartiality and then practicing to apply those skills in everyday situations."  -  Donna J. Clow, Human Resource Manager