Date: Date: September 2019 - June 2020
Session 1 – Santa Fe, September 4-6, 2019
Orientation & Retreat Session
The Core Class of 2020 began with the Orientation and Retreat Session on September 4-6 in Santa Fe. The program began with an overview of Leadership New Mexico and an evening at the Santa Fe Opera. The next day, the class participated in a group interaction and ropes course with Phil Bryson of On the Edge Productions at Brush Ranch. The program closed with a presentation by Dr. Jim Crupi, “Leadership for Changing Times: Forces Shaping the Future.”
Thank you to the following Sponsors of the Santa Fe Session: Greer Stafford/SJCF Architecture, Inc., Montgomery and Andrews, P.A., Crystal Springs Bottled Water, The Lujan Family, Phil Bryson – On the Edge, Ltd., Jim Crupi – Strategic Leadership Solutions, Santa Fe Preparatory School, and the Santa Fe Opera
Session 2 – Las Vegas, November 8-10, 2019
Health & Human Services Session
The Core Class of 2020’s Health and Human Services Session was November 7-9 in Las Vegas. During the session, participants learned about an array of health and human services topics in New Mexico, including: personal health, healthcare in New Mexico, cannabis, mental health, the opioid crisis, senior and elderly healthcare, homelessness support initiatives, and well-being of children. Participants visited several locations in Las Vegas: Fort Union National Monument, Historic El Fidel Hotel, the Castaneda Hotel, New Mexico Highlands University, Historic Plaza Hotel, and United World College – USA.
Thank you to the Core Curriculum Committee, the Las Vegas community, and the following Session and In-Kind Sponsors for a very successful session: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Haverland Carter Lifestyle Group, Lowell’s Pharmacy, Mora San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, the Castaneda Hotel, Crystal Springs Bottled Water, Historic El Fidel Hotel, New Mexico Highlands University, Southwest Capital Bank, and United World College – USA.
Session 3 – Las Cruces, January 9-11, 2020
Economic Development Session
The Core Class of 2020 visited Las Cruces for the Economic Development session on January 9-11. The session started with an optional tour of White Sands Missile Range that included exclusive access to the Cox Range Control Center. The tour was followed by an opening reception that allowed current participants, alumni, and leaders from the Las Cruces community to reconnect.
During the session, participants heard from experts on a variety of economic development-related topics in New Mexico, including: agriculture, border affairs, technology, entrepreneurship, and military impact. Participants visited several locations in Las Cruces, including: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hacienda de Mesilla, New Mexico State University, Santa Theresa Border Crossing, Vescovo Toyota of Las Cruces, War Eagles Museum, and White Sands Missile Range.
Thank you to the Core Curriculum Committee, the Las Cruces community, and the following Session and In-Kind Sponsors for a very successful session: Citizens Bank of Las Cruces, Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico, Tularosa Basin Telephone Company, Vescovo Toyota of Las Cruces, and Zia Natural Gas Company. Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, Crystal Springs Bottled Water, La Posta de Mesilla Restaurant, Lexus of Albuquerque/Lexus of Santa Fe, New Mexico State University, STS of New Mexico, and War Eagles Museum.