Business Programs

In partnership with UNM Continuing Education, we are offering focused, professional skill development programs. Building and sharpening software skills, enhances your leadership and management aptitudes.  


Brain Science and Your Personality

There are more than 2500 personality assessments used in business settings in the U.S. today, yet NeuroColor is the first and only personality assessment based on neuroscience. While knowing more about your personality may be interesting, NeuroColor also makes it practical. Start using the information from your report to increase your effectiveness at work.

From leaders to assistants, anyone with a NeuroColor report can improve decision-making and collaboration; enhance communication and understanding; and influence and innovate more effectively. If you understand NeuroColor, you can understand anyone. Assessment included!

What You'll Learn

  • The basics of how your brain influences your personality
  • Discover your personality preferences based on brain science, helping you to identify under what circumstances you are highly effective and when you are not - including tips for what to do under stressful circumstances!
  • How to communicate effectively with those you may have conflict with (and you're not sure why!) and others who are not like you due to difference personality preferences.

Additional Information

The course will consist of 5 web-based (Zoom) sessions and 1 person-to-person debriefing session, in which Dr. Newell will explain your personalized 22 page NeuroColor report.

Program Information

Dates: New dates coming soon
Time: TBD
Location: Live Online
Cost: $595


Course Number: 20228-002
Contact Hours: 7.5
CEUs: 0.75 CEUs
Drop Request Deadline: Apr 03, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline: Apr 03, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
Instructor: Jane Newell


Brand Storytelling: Creating Compelling Content Your Audience Can Relate To

Seeking buy-in for your project? Looking for grant funding for your non-profit? Hoping customers will choose your business over your competition? A well-crafted story makes a compelling connection between you and your audience. In this course, you will learn how to use proven storytelling techniques to engage with customers and stakeholders to achieve your business goals. 

"At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel."
~ Maya Angelou

What You'll Learn

  • Proven storytelling techniques that will enable you to connect with your target audience
  • Tools that enable you to demonstrate how you will meet the needs of your customers
  • How to effectively achieve your business objectives

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone who needs to connect with and influence others (e.g. customers, funders, colleagues) in order to achieve business goals
  • Marketing professionals
  • Job seekers looking to put their best foot forward

Program Information

Dates: New dates coming soon
Time: TBD
Location: Live Online
Cost: $125

Course Number: 23465-002
Contact Hours: 8.0
CEUs: 0.8 CEUs
Drop Request Deadline: Mar 13, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline: Mar 13, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline: May 25, 2021
Instructor: Max Bloom

Professional Communication

Topics will include:

Inclusive Language:
Whether we’re writing documentation, emailing our team, presenting in a meeting, or leading a conference session, our words matter. Our written and spoken communication should empower others, promote inclusion, reduce bias, and avoid giving some groups privilege over others. This workshop will help you understand the ways word choice impacts spoken and written communication, and help you create messages and documents that build relationships and convey respect for your audience and stakeholders.

Customer Service Strategies:
Customer service representatives and leaders alike have been impacted by the new normal of the Covid-19 world and workplace. Reports show higher rates of anxiety and frustration on both the representative and customer end, increased conflicts and wait times on calls, and policies and protocols that suddenly feel outdated. This course will cover best practices for customer service and for communicating virtually in a time of stress and anxiety. Representatives and leaders alike will learn strategies for managing customer interactions and difficulties and for benefiting from best practices in remote communication.

Leveraging EI/EQ to Help Your Team Succeed Remotely
Leaders are facing new considerations in their management practices, and quite suddenly. This course will feature shared best practices about communication, supervision, one-on-ones, and check-ins in a remote setting. We’ll also discuss how to strike the right balance between offering flexibility while also clarifying expectations, and how to build community and reduce loneliness among remote staff.

Who Should Attend

Supervisors, staff, HR professionals, D&I professionals, leaders, workplace writers, leaders of remote teams

Program Information

Dates: New dates coming soon
Time: TBD
Location: Live Online
Cost: $225

Course Number: 20229-001
Contact Hours: 7.5
CEUs: 0.75 CEUs
Drop Request Deadline: Feb 27, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline: Feb 23, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline: May 11, 2021
Instructor: Erin Lebacqz

Project Management Professional (PMP)/CAPM  Exam Preparation

Participate in an extensive review of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Determine what you need to learn with an overview of the 2021 PMP exam topics, and identify the most important exam topics. Additional Information: Textbook included with course: Rita Mulcahy's PMP Exam Prep, 9th ed., Rita Mulcahy Prerequisites: Practical Project Management or previous experience in project management.

Program Information

Dates: Mondays, April 26 – May 24, 2021
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., MDT
Location: Live Online
Cost: $895

Course Number: 21015-008
Contact Hours: 15.0
CEUs: 1.5 CEUs
Drop Request Deadline: Apr 23, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline: Apr 23, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline: Jul 05, 2021
Instructor: Diane Klenda


QuickBooks Basic - Live Online

Do you dread doing your bookkeeping, but know it needs to be done? Or, maybe, there are pieces of the job that just don’t make sense to you. Are you wondering how your business is doing, but don’t know how to figure that out? Perhaps you have a bookkeeper and want to understand what they are doing. If any of these sounds like you, this QuickBooks Online Basics Course will give you the tools you need.

What You'll Learn

The course objective is to give you, the business owner, working knowledge of accounting principles and QuickBooks Online so you have the information you need to effectively run your business. The course will cover understanding your Chart of Accounts, managing cash flow, entering transactions and reconciling your accounts, and creating financial reports.  Prerequisites: Computer competency, curiosity, and a sense of humor are required.

Program Information

Dates: New dates coming soon
Time: TBD
Location: Live Online
Cost: $295

Course Number: 40102-002
Contact Hours: 12.0
CEUs: 1.2 CEUs
Drop Request Deadline: Mar 06, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline: Mar 02, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline: May 18, 2021
Instructors: Susie Marbury and Sammie Sanchez-Davis

Upcoming Programs

Practical Project Management

Tuesdays and Thursdays
June 8 - August 12, 2021

6 - 8 p.m.

Fundamentals of Human Resources

Mondays and Wednesdays
June 7-23, 2021

6-8 p.m.

Mediation Certification

June 5 - July 24, 2021
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Essentials for Managers

Sep. 13 - Nov. 15, 2021
6-9 p.m.

SHRM Exam Prep

Sep. 2 - Nov. 18, 2021
6-9 p.m.

Women's Leadership Development

Sep. 15 - Nov. 3, 2021
6-8 p.m.

Sales Strategies for the 21st Centry

Sep. 21 - Nov. 9, 2021
6-9 p.m.

Upcoming Workshops

Leading through Uncertainty to Clarity

Tuesdays and Thursdays
June 8 - 17, 2021
6-8 p.m.