The deadline to register for the ULead Spring 2017 session is Feb. 3.

The University of New Mexico’s Employee & Organizational Development department will offer a leadership program for employees titled “ULead,” as a way to teach faculty and staff leadership skills to benefit performance in the workplace.

The ULead Spring 2017 theme is “People, Projects, and Positive Persuasion,” exploring the importance of people leadership in successfully managing projects, driving change, and influencing others.

The program is eight full session days, taking place every Tuesday between March 7 and April 25. Registration for the ULead Spring 2017 session is open through Feb. 3.

“ULead is for you if you’re looking for a supportive and challenging environment where you can uncover your own identity as a leader and positively impact the world around you,” said Program Lead Mary Farias.

All of the program’s past participants agree that ULead was worth the time and energy involved.

“ULead helped me to realize that I have the power to create my own opportunity – that I have a voice and can make an impact,” said former participant Lisa Hahn, Program Coordinator at the University College. “This program inspired me to step out of my comfort zone.”

Alana Watts, Senior Financial Services Accountant and former ULead participant, said the discussions in the course were helpful, bringing employees from various departments together. “The class was from all levels of participants: staff, supervisors, department administrators, and head leadership from a variety of departments. Hearing other perspectives during the group sessions allowed us to be aware of concerns and solutions that may not have otherwise been discovered,” Watts said.

Employees can follow three easy steps to register for the ULead course. First, participants are asked to learn about the program and time commitment by completing the online course (LSU001) in Learning Central or by viewing the ULead Self-Guided Information Session PDF.

Second, participants must speak with their respective supervisors about their interest in the program and the time commitment. They can certify supervisor approval in Learning Central. Lastly, registering for the course can be done in Learning Central.

For more information about the program, visit the ULead webpage.