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    • 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.
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    • Audrey ArnoldAudrey Arnold
      Phone: (505) 277-2525
      Office: GSM 3rd Floor
  • MBA Ed. Leadership
    • MBA in Education Leadership
    • UNM is partnering with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation on a unique and innovative master's degree: an MBA in Education Leadership. This interdisciplinary program between the School of Business and the School of Education combines the best practices in business and education leadership within an educational context.
    • About the Partnership
    • The Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership recruits and prepares outstanding leaders for schools and districts in participating states. The goal: to address the United States' twin educational achievement gaps—the one between the nation's lowest performing and its best schools, as well as the one between the nation's best schools and their top international competitors. The Fellowship seeks both to prepare leaders who can bring all American schools up to world-class levels of performance and to develop a new gold standard for preparing education leaders.
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      Phone: (505) 277-2525
      Office: GSM 3rd Floor
  • 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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      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

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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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      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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      Education & Outreach Manager
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      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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    • Executive and Professional Education Center
      MSC05 3090
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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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    • Audrey ArnoldAudrey Arnold
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      Office: GSM 3rd Floor
    • Kristy NunleyKristy Nunley
      Data Manager
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      Office: GSM 328

Human Resource Essentials

Human Resource Essentials

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Course Information

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: UNM Graduate School of Management, Room 302

Are you equipped to handle employee relations competently? In today’s competitive economy, organizations must use their human resources strategically in order to keep productivity at a high level. Learn to help your organization avoid costly and time consuming lawsuits, create a safe and hostile free workplace environment, implement change and more.

This engaging and motivational program covers the different functional areas that comprise the field of Human Resource Management, including talent recruitment, effective interviewing, performance management, training, and HR law. Presented by experts at the forefront of the latest developments in their field, each session focuses on the skills necessary for the job and offers practical suggestions for applying these skills in real-world situations.

Program Fee

  • $995
  • Early Bird Discount - $50 off
  • Group Discount - $100
  • UNM Alumni, Faculty, and Staff qualify for the Group Discount
  • Tuition Remission Accepted

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Newly-appointed human resource professionals
  • HR specialists moving from one functional area of the field to another
  • Owners, managers and directors of small and medium size organizations responsible for HR

What you will be able to do:

  • Gain the information needed to understand and participate in a variety of human resource functions and activities
  • Learn to avoid litigation and create a safe and productive workplace
  • Acquire the skills to enhance your personal effectiveness and achieve your professional career goals

How You Will Benefit:

  • Immediately improve your on-the-job performance
  • Increase your confidence and ability to handle complex human resource and employee relation law issues
  • Network and interact with peer professionals from a wide variety of organizations



Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Intro to HR Federal & State Laws & Regulations regarding hiring
  • Job Summaries, Job Postings & Employment Ads
  • Employee Testing
  • Strategic Staffing

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • How to screen a resume in under a minute
  • Conducting phone interviews
  • Behavioral interviewing for the best fit
  • What you can and cannot ask
  • Assessing applicants
  • Rejection and offer letters

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Introduction to onboarding employees (mission/vision/values)
  • Welcoming new staff through new employee orientation
  • Individual duties, responsibilities & expectations
  • Operating Guidelines & Procedures
  • Subsequent training plans
  • Communication, continued learning & Follow-up

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • The alphabet soup of federal, state and local law
  • Employment "at will"
  • Torts – they aren’t just for eating!
  • Labor law provisions

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Performance management systems
  • The gift of feedback
  • Coaching to inspire the best performance
  • Addressing performance issues
  • The corrective action process and documentation
  • Succession planning for the future

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • How to avoid wrongful discharge lawsuits
  • Why documenting employee actions is so critical
  • Coach and counsel managers for successful, lawful terminations
  • The importance of Exit Interviews

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Supercharge your team’s effectiveness using simple tools and techniques
  • Tips and tricks to enhance the teamwork in your organization
  • Effectively deal with change and transition in an ever changing environment