The Career Pathways program is an organized approach to professional development and career planning for anyone wanting to improve skills for their current job, different or better job opportunities.
The UNM Career Pathways Certificate is a self-paced, personalized development program and offers four tracks:
This path is designed to help you lead others with authenticity and credibility, bring out the best in others while creating a work atmosphere of trust, and a culture of feedback.
Personal Productivity & Change Management
Personal Effectiveness courses are designed to empower participants with the insights and proven tools to working smarter and getting more done with less effort and stress.
This path is designed to help you work on your communication skills and strategies to improve your working relationships.
Diversity and Inclusion
These courses will help you leverage the value of diversity and inclusion to surface employees’ potential within your department as well as support you leading initiatives that support inclusive mindsets and behaviors that value diversity in the workplace.
Career Pathways certification is a "build your own" professional certificate. You will have three required courses from the selected path and then you will choose two electives to complete your program. You have one year to complete the 5 courses. See our course offerings for details.
Courses are scheduled during the day, allowing you to make it a part of your workweek. Career Pathways courses are free – no tuition remission is required.
Please note: This program does not apply to earning an academic degree (bachelors, masters) and you cannot earn academic credit for the program. This program is for professional development purposes only.
In order to receive certification, you must complete the following:
- Submit a Declaration of Commitment Memo
- Complete five courses from the courses offered in each path. See the course offerings for eligible courses and course descriptions.
- All courses must be completed within one year of declaring intent to complete a Career Pathways Certificate.
- When you complete your courses, you will submit a reflection of how you would apply what you learned (you will receive specific guidelines), and a participant Program Course Audit Form.
- Upon completion of all certificate requirements you will be given the certificate and a digital badge from the completed path.
Career Pathways Forms
How do I get started?
Submit your Declaration of Commitment Memo and you will be given specific instructions to join your career pathway.
All the courses will be offered via online. Some courses will be facilitated synchronously via Zoom or another online platform, and other classes are available as “self-pace”, which you can take on your own when convenient.
If you have questions about the certificate program or courses, please contact Employee and Organizational Development at 505.277.1555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories from Our Attendees
“I believe that these new skills helped me to work through the stress of taking on many additional tasks. In addition, I now know that I am capable of much more than I thought I was! I am looking forward to utilizing these abilities I my new position and throughout my career at UNM.”
“The wide variety of courses available has made easier the passage from high-energy workplace to a structured office environment. Managing both my professional and personal time has become easier and more productive. I am better prepared to interact with the many faces I see each day.”
“In the time it took to complete the organizational effectiveness track, I was promoted to an Admin III within my department. With that came the responsibility to manage the department email box, coordinate events, and work as a team to prepare for events. These courses were paramount in providing me the tools to manage my new responsibility.”