Leadership Academy

About the Leadership Academy Series

Become a champion leader who aligns organizational objectives with individual development goals to where both roads lead to breakthrough performance!

Leaders who demonstrate certain principles create an environment where employees are motivated, not forced, to bring their best to work. Certain principles strengthen teamwork and trust, leading to a more cohesive, creative and constructive workforce. Gain the skills to motivate teams, and discover the drivers of Leadership success, while exploring processes that enable you to define and align performance goals. Learn to recognize the potential in others and effective coaching techniques to help them realize their goals. Explore processes for driving innovation and delegating to match talent to task. By maximizing your own performance, becoming a stronger leader, you will add more value to the organization.

We strive to continue to offer relevant and targeted professional development. We listen to the feedback we receive! In this spirit, we have updated the Leadership Academy by shortening it to six sessions with a start time of 8:30 a.m. We have updated the price to reflect this change. 

Only $629 for the series or take an individual course for $109. All classes are online via Zoom Friday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Leadership Series

2024 Spring Series:

April  19, 2024 – May 24, 2024

Leadership Series Classes

Leadership Series

The Leadership Academy will provide the insight, tools, and strategies needed to adapt to the future of work. Participants will learn the essential principles, awareness, and practical application of leadership skills. Different mindsets and approaches are needed from leaders to help organizations adapt and flourish to this new work landscape.

This series of relevant and emerging topics will help you discover the driving forces and reasons behind people’s actions and behavior, and learn how to influence their choices and help them overcome any obstacle. Great leaders are not born- they are made through education, experience, and a deep understanding of self and commitment to others.


– Individuals with 2+ years who are in any type leadership role: overseeing people, programs or projects

– Individuals desiring to improve all aspects of employee engagement and strengthen company culture

Explore the courses or sign up for a course ad hoc in each tab.

Developing Your Service Based Leadership

Developing Your Service Based Leadership

Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world. While traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top of the pyramid,” servant leadership is different. The servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible.

Spring Class: April 19, 2024 | Cost: $109
Register for the Spring Developing Your Service Based Leadership

Creative Problem Solving & Decision Making

Creative Problem Solving & Decision Making

Explore the differences between critical and non-critical thinking, present techniques for developing critical thinking and teach strategies to improve effective workplace decision-making. Styles of decision-making are covered using exercises to highlight appropriate implementation methods for team or individual activities.

Spring Class: April 26, 2024 | Cost: $109
Register for the Spring Creative Problem Solving & Decision Making

Conflict Resolution Strategies 2.0

Conflict Resolution Strategies 2.0

Conflict is a part of any work environment. It can’t be helped. When you have a group of people working under stress with different personalities, there’s bound to be a few problems. That conflict exists is not the issue, but having an effective conflict resolution strategy to resolve that conflict if it begins to impact the business is crucial for any manager. While conflict can be a creative fuel that helps teams compete and work more productively, it can also easily blow up and bring everything to a dead stop. But how do you defuse a situation that is lit by anger and other emotions that are not responsive to rational engagement? It’s not easy, but there are ways.

Spring Class: May 3, 2024 | Cost: $109 | Online
Register for Conflict Resolution Strategies 2.0 (Online)

Building Effective Teams

Building Effective Teams

Various audiences can benefit from building effective teams training. This includes team leaders, managers, and supervisors who are responsible for leading and managing teams. Additionally, individual team members who want to enhance their teamwork skills and contribute more effectively within a team can also benefit from this training.

Spring Class: May 10, 2024 | Cost: $109
Register for the Spring Building Effective Teams

Creating a Culture of Inclusion

Creating a Culture of Inclusion

Companies across various industries can benefit from implementing culture of inclusion training. This training is essential for organizations striving to create diverse and welcoming environments that value and respect individuals regardless of their background. Businesses of all sizes, from startups to large corporations, should prioritize inclusion to foster creativity, innovation, and employee satisfaction. Audience segments that may particularly need this training include HR departments, leadership teams, managers, and employees at all levels. Sectors like technology, finance, healthcare, and education can greatly benefit from fostering inclusive cultures to improve teamwork, decision-making, and overall organizational success.

Spring Class: May 17, 2024 | Cost: $109
Register for the Spring Creating a Culture of Inclusion

Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is important in any organization because it leads to increased productivity, improved morale, higher employee satisfaction, reduced turnover rates, enhanced teamwork, and ultimately, better business results. Engaged employees are motivated, which contributes to a positive work environment and the overall success of the company.

All companies can benefit from employee engagement trainings. However, organizations that have a large workforce, high turnover rates, or are experiencing low morale, productivity, or teamwork may particularly benefit from these trainings. Ultimately, any company that wants to create a positive work environment and improve their business results can benefit from investing in employee engagement trainings.

Spring Class: May 24, 2024 | Cost: $109
Register for the Spring Employee Engagement

Sandi headshot

CNM Ingenuity’s Professional Skills Academy and Leadership Academy were great springboards for our employees who were moving into leadership positions.

Sandaren (Sandi) Hazlett, Chief Development Officer

Fee Assistance

You may qualify to take the Leadership Academy series at no charge if your employer meets these criteria: 

  • Incorporated as a for-profit or not-for-profit entity in NM 
  • Headquartered within the Albuquerque city limits 
  • A business with less than 500 employees 
  • Business has been located in Albuquerque for 1 year OR Business owner has been an Albuquerque resident for at least 1 year at any time prior to the time of training 

This great opportunity is made possible through the collaboration between CNM Ingenuity and the City of Albuquerque. Job Training Albuquerque (JTA) is a workforce development program that provides opportunities for the local workforce to gain necessary skills in order to fill skill gaps and meet the workforce needs of existing and potential employers.  

Apply for this workforce development opportunity to be funded through Job Training Albuquerque (JTA) by applying here:  https://jobtrainingabq.org/application/ 

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