Courses for state employees
Career Success Foundations (CSF) Series
The CSF series is a program of study consisting of twelve eLearning courses that will help State of New Mexico employees get off on the right foot in their careers, or review essential skills and knowledge to grow and develop as valued members of the State of New Mexico workforce. Topics covered in the series include demonstrating professionalism, workplace ethics and integrity, avoiding harassing behaviors, developing business communication skills, building good work relationships, time management, goal setting and achievement, and overcoming common challenges.
CSF #1: The Complete Guide for New Professionals (SoNM-1755)
Start your new job off right. Learn strategies to make your first weeks on the job a success. Then, get tips to build a strong network that will help you today and in the future.
CSF #2: Fundamentals of Workplace Professionalism (SoNM-1776)
Learn the basics of professional behavior at work, including formal vs. informal communications, with examples of do’s and don’ts in real-world scenarios. When finished, you’ll understand how to build professionalism into every aspect of your job.
CSF #3: Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response (SoNM-1770)
You’ll learn what sexual harassment is, how you can prevent it, and what you can do, as an employee or a manager, to address inappropriate behavior to build and maintain a respectful workplace that’s free of harassment and discrimination.
CSF #4: Developing Your Written and Verbal Communication Skills (SoNM-1733)
Great communication skills are key to your professional success. Learn why communication skills are so important in the workplace, and how you can improve all three types: verbal, written, and nonverbal.
CSF #5: Building Good Relationships with Your Manager and Coworkers (SoNM-1729)
Learn how being a better teammate and employee can help you foster better working relationships with your coworkers and manager, analyze the role you play in your workplace relationships, and learn to repair a damaged working relationship.
CSF #6: Doing the Right Thing: Workplace Ethics (SoNM-1759)
Learn what workplace ethics are and why they’re important. Then, you’ll get seven principles to guide your ethical behavior at work.
CSF #7: Demonstrating Workplace Integrity (SoNM-1762)
Learn the benefits and challenges of maintaining integrity when making difficult workplace decisions, three forms of workplace integrity, and four steps to align your values and actions and become a professional that others trust, admire, and respect.
CSF #8: Time Management Essentials (SoNM-1756)
Learn basic principles of time management, symptoms of poor time usage, and how to track and analyze your time to boost productivity. Finally, you’ll get seven tips to start managing your time more effectively.
CSF #9: Setting, Tracking, and Achieving Your Goals (SoNM-1768)
Learn why the process of setting your goals is just as important as choosing targets that truly matter. You’ll also learn how to set goals that accurately reflect your purpose and find tools you can use to track your progress.
CSF #10: When to Ask Your Manager for Help (SoNM-1777)
This course will help you determine when to bring issues to your manager. In addition, you’ll learn the best ways to get the help you need when you do escalate an issue.
CSF #11: Common Workplace Challenges and How to Handle Them (SoNM-1769)
Learn how to navigate some of the most common workplace challenges, from dealing with difficult people to overcoming your own mistakes.
CSF #12: Final Course (SoNM-1789)
Assess your knowledge and obtain your final certificate for completion of the Career Success Foundations series.
These courses are for New Mexico State Government Employees ONLY. Classes are offered free of charge.
If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an accommodation to participate in the class, please email Personnel.Training@spo.nm.gov.