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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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  • MBA Ed. Leadership
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      Academic Program Support Manager
      Phone: (505) 277-2525
      Office: GSM 308
  • Career & Professional Development
    • Career & Professional Development Programs
    • 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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      Phone: (505) 277-8608
      Office: GSM 3rd Floor
    • 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, Sept. 23 - Oct. 7, 2015
    Time: 8:30 - 11:30 pm

  • 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.
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      Education & Outreach Manager
      Phone: (505) 277-8608
      Office: GSM 3rd Floor
  • 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.
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    • Bruncha Milaszewski
      Education & Outreach Manager
      Phone: (505) 277-8608
      Office: GSM 3rd Floor
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    • Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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      Fax:  (505) 277-0345
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    • Executive and Professional Education Center
      MSC05 3090
      1 University of New Mexico
      Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
    • Physical Address
    • 1924 Las Lomas NE
      Graduate School of Management
      Third Floor, Room 328
      Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
    • Key Contacts
    • Audrey ArnoldAudrey Arnold
      Phone: (505) 277-2525
      Office: GSM 3rd Floor
    • Kristy NunleyKristy Nunley
      Data Manager
      Phone: (505) 277-2525
      Office: GSM 328

Women's Leadership Development

Women's Leadership Development

Course Information

Dates: Fridays, October 2 - November 20, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: UNM Graduate School of Management, Room 302 - Click here for map

In today’s world a woman doesn’t have to play like the guys in order to succeed. Women often have a strong ability to collaborate and build trust and relationships. Once seen as a weakness, these attributes are now seen as highly valuable to organizations. Transform yourself from a doer into a leader and take your career to new levels of growth and profitability. The Anderson School of Management created the first Women’s Leadership Development program in the state of New Mexico. This program builds upon women’s unique strengths and highlights the specific behaviors that are crucial in effective leadership. Examining issues beyond just moving up the corporate ladder, participants will actively hone their skills as effective and visionary leaders.

Program Fee:

  • $995
  • $100 Group Discount
  • UNM Alumni, Faculty, and Staff qualify for the Group Discount
  • Tuition Remission Accepted

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Women from any industry who wish to advance their careers and reach top leadership roles
  • Women wanting to leverage their leadership strengths in various scenarios

What's in it for You:

  • Learn to transition from tactical manager to strategic leader
  • Build powerful connections with other women from leading organizations
  • Clarify and build alliances; learn to manage change more effectively


Participants must attend 7 of the 8 sessions

Learn about Authentic Leadership:

  • Learn about the Intuition Model
  • Identify your strengths and your leadership mantra
  • Describe the art & science of your story
  • Plan your elevator speech

Learn about employment law in key areas including:

  • Title VII & New Mexico Human Rights Act
  • Equal Pay Act - Lower Floor or Glass Ceiling
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • FMLA
  • Medical Leave Considerations
  • Training for Legal Compliance
  • Separation & Discharge

Learn about Power and Influence:

  • Understand the sources of power developed by effective leaders
  • Learn the six strategies of influence including the benefits and drawbacks of each
  • Know the importance of effective networking
  • Discuss men’s and women’s influence and networking differences
  • Discover how to use your networks effectively

Learn about Social Capital and Networking:

  • Understand gendered communication patterns
  • Discuss appropriate channels for communication
  • Discover your communication preferences
  • Know the nonverbal communication differences between men and women
  • Learn how to communicate strategically within your organization to advance your personal and professional goals

Learn about Collaborative Relationships:

  • Learn about the Communications Model - (Perception v Intent)
  • Engage in self-assessment
  • Learn to turning win-lose situations into win-win

Learn about Negotiation Skills:

  • Discover your conflict handling style
  • Understand your negotiation preferences
  • Know the steps for effective negotiation
  • Learn how to handle difficult conversations
  • Practice your negotiation skills

Be able to answer key questions about your professional brand:

  • What is your personal brand? (I might ask them to do a 360 degree assessment in advance)
  • What goals do you want to meet? How might those goals shift your desired brand?
  • What are the professional archetypes you can tap? How can you represent those archetypes with authenticity and awareness?

Learn about Balancing Career and Life:

  • Define your career-life balance (not what society or others want for/from you)
  • Understand the value, to you and your organization of maintaining this balance
  • Learn dozens of practical, proven tips for time and stress management
  • Develop a Personal Action Plan to work towards obtaining desired balance


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