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Professional Development Opportunities

This page lists our Summer 2014 in-person training opportunities.

Participating in training and professional development increases knowledge skills and abilities required to progress personally and professionally. To view a description, click on your choice from the list of titles. 



 New Employee Orientation, Phase III


Scheduled at Main Campus in Smith Brasher 132 from 8:30am-Noon on the dates listed below.

  • May 16 and 23
  • June 26 and 27 *Only sessions scheduled for Thursday and Friday.*
  • July 18 and 25
  • August 15 and 29
  • September 19 and 26
  • October 17 and 24
  • November 21 and December 5

This orientation is required for all full-time faculty and staff within thirty days of hire to help new employees learn about CNM resources, culture, and community. Participants learn about the college's vision of "Changing Lives and Building Community" and have the opportunity to listen to CNM's senior leadership about the functions of various offices and departments.

Participants will hear from President Winograd and the Vice Presidents on the third Friday of each month. On the fourth Friday of the month, participants will hear from other office and department leaders at the college. Participation during both Fridays of the month is required. Go to our Employee Training registration portal to register. 

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Communication Training: Are You Listening?


  • Friday, July 25th, 10:30am-Noon at Main Campus in SRC204


In this 1 ½ hour fun, activity packed session you will learn the difference between hearing and listening, determine the importance of listening in YOUR life, and understand how to listen more effectively.

Dr. Lisa M. Orick-Martinez is past president of the International Listening Association (ILA), a recurring guest on a national talk radio show hosted by Ruben Navarette, and one of only several dozen Certified Listening Professionals in the world. Her doctorial dissertation “Listening Practices of Leaders” is the most requested document from the ILA archives. Lisa is a full-time faculty member in CHSS, and has taught for over 23 years and developed the listening course offered at CNM.

Please click here for the flyer.

Click on the Employee Training registration portal, login, select Courses, CNM Employees, and Job Enrichment to register.

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Strengths Quest and Goal Setting Training



  • New Dates will be posted soon. 

Student Services employees are invited to participate in this training intended to improve goal setting during our annual performance evaluations.

Both the Strengths Quest (Level 1) and Goal Setting (Level 2) trainings are required. Over 20 sessions of each training will be offered during January and February. Go to the Employee Training registration portal, login, select Courses, CNM Employees, and Job Enrichment to register for the sessions that work best with your schedule. If you are not a Student Services employee, please email if you're interested in this training opportunity. See course descriptions below.

Strengths Quest is used by more than 600 universities in North America. More than one million people have used Strengths Quest to gain insights into how to use their talents to achieve academic, career, and leadership development. Participants will learn about their specific strengths, how to interpret them, and how to apply them for career success. Learn how to identify and build on your talents to further your career and personal success!

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. There is a great deal of difference between the most successful 5 percent of the population and the rest of the nation. The top 5 percent establishes clear, positive, and effective goals for themselves. Learn how to develop effective, specific, and measurable goals that will be included in your annual performance evaluations.

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Web Writing Workshop


  • July 2nd from 9:30am to 12:30pm in SRC-120

Learn how to create engaging, high-quality web content in this hands-on workshop with CNM's web team.  Avoid common problems and reach your audience with new found clarity. This class, required to contribute to, is facilitated by Elliot Konetzni, associate director of Web Strategy at CNM.   Elliot has broad experience in technical and design fields and is passionate about creating accessible, quality web sites. Go to our Employee Training registration portal to register. 


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Developing a Plan for Wellness


  • New Training will be posted soon 

Our training goal is to promote and support health, safety, and well-being. By learning how to integrate wellness in our lives we can enjoy improved health, morale, and workplace productivity.

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Self-Service Advisor Tab, CAPP, & TES Training


All sessions are held in the Enrollment Services conference room, 1st floor, Student Services Building, Room 103, Main Campus.

  • 9:00 - 10:00am   Thursday, July 17
  • 2:00 - 3:00pm     Wednesday, August 13
  • 9:00 - 10:00am   Tuesday, September 16
  • 2:00 - 3:00pm     Friday, October 17
  • 9:00 - 10:00am   Wednesday, November 19

Enrollment Services is officially rolling out TES (Transfer Evaluation System). Many of the New Mexico institutions are now available so you can help students determine how CNM courses will transfer to other institutions. Other topics will include how to run CAPP (Curriculum, Advisement, and Program Planning) reports, look up test scores, view student registration and transcripts. Audience is for new or current advisors, achievement coaches, faculty chairs, and program chairs.

Click on the Employee Training registration portal, login, select Courses, CNM Employees, and Performance Support to register.

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Mental Health First Aid Training



Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking training program that helps participants identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.

This interactive course presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders. It introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds an understanding of their impact, and provides an overview of how to respond effectively. To enroll go to the Employee Training registration site, select CNM Employees course category and sub-category Health and Safety.

Facilitator: Dr. Rudy Garcia

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