Unlock your leadership potential! Leaders have a tremendous impact on organizational culture and performance. Recent studies have found the number one reason for job dissatisfaction and turnover is due to poor organizational leadership. And in this slowly improving economy more employees are leaving their jobs voluntarily than being laid off.* The reason most often cited is not that the employees are overworked or don't get paid enough, but that they feel underappreciated and unchallenged!
Today's leaders must develop new skills to serve as positive role models and provide strategic direction to employees if they hope to achieve exceptional performance and ensure the success of their organizations. The behaviors they personally demonstrate – as well as those they implicitly and explicitly endorse – set the tone for employee behavior throughout the organization.
This high impact program is designed to develop leadership excellence and provide you with the key skills and behaviors that contribute to the success of today's managers and leaders. Taught by a team of experts in the fields of leadership and organizational development, employment law, business ethics and more, this experiential course will provide you with the skills and techniques to expand your leadership ability and create positive outcomes.
* According to the 12.11 numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Early Bird Pricing $945
Group Discount $100
UNM Alumni $895
UNM Staff - $895 (Tuition Remission Accepted)
Refer a friend discount $50
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Graduate School of Management, Room GSM 302
1924 Las Lomas Road NE
East end of the Anderson Graduate School of Management Building (Building #87)
Yale Parking Structure
Parking is included in the cost of your program and is readily available at the Yale Parking Structure. You can access the Yale Parking Structure from Yale Blvd. From Lomas Blvd., turn south onto Yale Blvd. Parking Structure is on the east side of Yale Blvd., one block from Lomas Blvd.
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To receive the Anderson School's Certificate, participants must attend 8 of the 10 sessions.
Dr. Jacqueline N. Hood, Professor at the Anderson School, is a noted speaker and trainer. She has written numerous publications that have appeared in journals such as Human Relations, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, and Journal of Business Venturing. In addition to her academic research and teaching, Dr. Hood has served as a trainer and consultant for numerous organizations, including Public Service Company of New Mexico, New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department, The Gap, Intel, Sandia National Laboratories, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, UNM Health Sciences Center, and Peterson Air Force Base. Her consulting activities have included facilitating team building sessions, executive coaching, developing effective interpersonal communication, assisting strategic management initiatives, mediating conflict situations, and management training for executives.
Anne Lightsey, when she was 23, Anne arrived in Brazil for a 2 year YMCA work assignment with no job description, no easily identifiable skills, and not able to speak a word of Portuguese. Yet the local CEO sensed potential, so he was willing to give her a shot. Soon enough she was fluently training others in vital life skills and guiding them forward to a future path of foreign travel, a program the YMCA continues to use to this day.
It was through this adventure that she discovered that creating and delivering customized trainings are both a passion and a gift, one for which she has received national awards and recognition. Her expertise includes training individuals and organizations in Mediation, Win-Win Communication Skills, Tools for Mastering Difficult Conversations, Strengthening Personal Resiliency, and Ethics -- to name a few. Today, Anne's talents enrich and change the lives of individuals in critical life stages and seeking personal development.
Janice Moen, CPA, has fourteen years as the CEO or CFO of nonprofit organizations and five years experience as an external auditor of governmental and nonprofit agencies. She has also developed curriculum and published toolkits for the United Way Center of Nonprofit Excellence financial training series. Janice has presented for four years on the IRS Form 990 and other related nonprofit topics and developed a graduate level class on nonprofit accounting and the IRS Form 990. Janice received her BBA and a Master in Accounting from the University of New Mexico. Only to later become a faculty member at the University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management. Janice has also been awarded the 2007 Outstanding Member in Corporate Practice Award by the New Mexico Society of CPA's and recognized as one of the Business Weekly's Top CFO's in 2007.
During her first career as an engineer at Honeywell, Katie was selected to participate in their corporate change and became one of the nation's top trainers in leadership and teambuilding. She left there to become a consultant at The Cumberland Group, a game-changer in the quality revolution, and worked with clients such as: General Dynamics, Commonwealth Edison, Northrop Grumman, the US Navy, and US Air Force. Having worked as a rocket scientist in a male-dominated culture made her realize that women have great value that often gets buried because of their belief systems, feeling outnumbered, and lack of positive female role models. So she wrote a book called Skirt Strategies that gives women 249 success secrets to empower them towards leadership. She now speaks internationally to give women the encouragement and techniques they need to achieve as leaders.
Katie holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. She is a Six Sigma Green Belt, Licensed and Specialty-Certified in New Life Story Coaches(tm) Training in the psychology and neuroscience of leadership, a, and a former Senior Examiner for the state-level Malcolm-Baldrige award at Quality New Mexico. Katie gives back to the community by serving on several non-profit boards. She lives in Albuquerque with her husband, two daughters, and two immature and senseless large dogs.
Amelia P. Nelson, Esquire, has been practicing law in New Mexico since 2003. She received her law degree with honors from Drake University School of Law, and is licensed to practice in New Mexico and Iowa. Ms. Nelson is certified to present before the Supreme Court of New Mexico, the US District Court, Federal Court of Appeals, and the Iowa Supreme Court. Ms. Nelson is a full time faculty lecturer at the Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico where she instructs Business Management Law, Advanced Legal Topics, and Employment Law. She has been teaching at the Anderson School of Management since 2006, and also has a practice of law focusing on employment law, civil litigation, business organizations and contracts, estate planning and civil rights.
Ms. Nelson is the Faculty Advisor of the Student Contract Management Association - Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico, participates on the Advisory Board of the National Contract Management Association - Rio Grande Chapter, Board of Directors of the New Mexico LGBT Bar Association, and participates as a coach and judge for the New Mexico Center for Civic Values, Gene Franchini High School Mock Trial Competition. Ms. Nelson is also a member of the American Bar Association, ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, ABA Business Law Section, State Bar of New Mexico, National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, New Mexico LGBT Bar Association, New Mexico Women's Bar Association, National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the Iowa Bar Association.