Professional Skills Academy

About the Professional Skills Academy

Empower your staff to master their professional acumen through building valuable foundational skills. Our Professional Skills Academy is perfect for new or emerging professionals. The eight virtual sessions provide you convenient access for courses in emotional intelligence, effective communication, difficult conversation strategies, goal setting, and more. The courses are facilitated by some of the best trainers in the state with extensive experience in diverse industries.

Get the most out of the Professional Skills Academy by completing the entire series. Sessions build on each other, using licensed assessments to introduce key concepts that are then reinforced throughout the program. This comprehensive approach fosters a deeper understanding and stronger knowledge retention.

Don’t let the Zoom format fool you! Get ready to engage. The Professional Skills Academy courses are packed with interactive elements like breakout sessions and activities. To participate and reap the full benefits of the courses, please be prepared with a reliable computer, internet, camera, microphone, and a willingness to participate actively.

Make the decision to invest in your own future. Enroll in the Professional Skills Series today and take control of your success!

Only $689 for the series or take an individual course for $89.
All classes are online via Zoom Friday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Professional Skills Series

Fall Series:

August 16, 2024 – October 4, 2024

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The Academies taught our employees key leadership basics they applied to their jobs and that
they’ll use to build strong career paths within our community.

Sandaren (Sandi) Hazlett, Chief Development Officer

Fee Assistance

You may qualify to take the Professional Skills 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/ 

Professional Skills Series

Professional Skills Academy

The Professional Skills Academy will encourage emotional growth, effective communication, and exemplary leadership skills. Grow as new or established professional in your field and improve your professional opportunities. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

– Individuals interested in learning the skills and knowledge to sharpen and grow their professionalism

– Individuals wishing to move into leadership and management roles

– Individuals in newly promoted leadership or management roles

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

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Intellectual and technical skills are no longer enough on their own to assure success in the workplace. Emotional Intelligence allows you to connect with others one-on-one and in groups—a critical skill in business today. People who are emotionally smart waste less time on personality conflicts, stay in control under stress, and achieve greater satisfaction at work and at home

Fall Class: August 16, 2024 | Cost: $89
Register for the Fall Emotional Intelligence 2.o

Effective Communication & Professional Writing

Effective Communication & Professional Writing

Discover how communication really affects management outcomes. Activities explore techniques for improving verbal and nonverbal communication. The PACE™ Palette assessment is administered to help you become a more effective communicator and as a springboard to topics covered in other units.

Fall Class: August 23, 2024 | Cost: $89
Register for the Fall Effective Communication & Professional Writing

Difficult Conversation Strategies

Difficult Conversation Strategies

Examine methods of managing disagreements before the escalation of anger and conflict. Talk through the issue with respect and patience for the others point of view. The Thomas- Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument is used to assess your preferred style of conflict management and to understand how problems can best be solved. Be able to determine the best context for conflict resolution situations.

Fall Class: August 30, 2024 | Cost: $89
Register for the Fall Difficult Conversation Strategies

Positive Coaching and Continuous Feedback

Positive Coaching and Continuous Feedback

Positive coaching provides supervisors the ability to move to a higher level of effectiveness and responsibility. Use common sense to guide your employees and their performance. Participants learn the TrustWorks™ model as a foundation for other units.

Fall Class: September 6, 2024 | Cost: $89
Register for the Fall Positive Coaching & Continuous Feedback

Creating Your Personal Brand

Creating Your Personal Brand

Influence and lead with a proactive flair as you build upon your identified strengths. Building your style means understanding the difference between leadership and management while enhancing your skills based on emotional intelligence challenges. Be THAT leader.

Fall Class: September 13, 2024 | Cost: $89
Register for the Fall Creating Your Personal Brand

Efficiency Tools for the Workplace

Efficiency Tools for the Workplace

Today’s businesses are driven by productivity and collaboration. But how do you achieve both in a way that benefits everyone on your team? How do you avoid the inevitable obstacles: priority management, strategy alignment, and transparency?Luckily, the small business community has noticed a recent uptick in productivity and collaboration. Why? Many newer online tools have made it easier for teams to communicate clearly, prioritize tasks, delegate responsibilities, and hold themselves (and each other) accountable.

Fall Class: September 20, 2024 | Cost: $89
Register for the Fall Efficiency Tools for the Workplace

Goal Setting

Goal Setting

Goal setting is a powerful process. Effective goal setting allows you to impact your career and provides a tool to motivate yourself, turning your vision into reality. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve professionally, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. This training builds on employee’s Strengths and aligns goal setting with personal talents.

Fall Class: September 27, 2024 | Cost: $89
Register for the Fall Goal Setting

Human Resource Topics

Human Resource Topics

Hiring, termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, and other legal issues can be overwhelming. Explore these and other Human Resources topics to become familiar with key components of Human Resources, employment laws, and relevant workplace issues. Learn how to manage risk and when to ask for help from an expert. Discover the importance of continuous employee learning and development opportunities that are essential for framing workplace goals.

Fall Class: October 4, 2024 | Cost: $89
Register for the Fall Human Resource Topics

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