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Your faculty and staff news since 1965
Current Issue: October 28, 2002
Volume 38, Number 8

Management Academy new for staff

Human Resources Employee and Organizational Development has created a new Management Academy, a comprehensive training program to provide current and aspiring UNM managers with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully perform managerial duties. Interested applicants are invited to apply.

What differentiates the program from other managerial training and development opportunities is that it is specifically focused on the challenges and responsibilities of management within the University. The academy curriculum is integrated, and a group of participants progress through the program together.

Topics to be covered include: essential legal, financial and human resources issues, teamwork and team dynamics, creative problem solving and organizational skills. Each participant will also be part of a project team, which will research an assigned topic and deliver a presentation.

Independent study, homework and exemplary attendance will be required, along with an open book final exam.

Upon completion of academy requirements, participants will earn a certificate that will help them meet new minimum requirements for certain administrative management positions (Human Resources column).

Julie Weaks Gutierrez, vice president for Business and Finance, said, “The Management Academy is an excellent opportunity for staff interested in developing a management career at UNM. We need managers who are well prepared to meet the challenges ahead. The Management Academy supports the needs of both the staff and the University – it’s a win-win!”

Two groups of 20 will take the program concurrently, beginning the last week of January.

The nine-month program will be scheduled during daytime work hours on average two days per month. The program is free for UNM employees. Applications are due Friday, Dec. 6.

For more information, including a class schedule and application form, log onto the EOD website at http://www.unm.edu/~hrinfo/ManagementAcademy.

Anne Mayer, EOD training and development consultant, is project manager. Call 272-7746.