Leadership Albuquerque develops knowledgeable and engaged civic leaders. In its 41st year, the program prepares professionals at all levels and from a variety of industries to expand their influence in their organizations and in our community. Throughout this ten-month course, each cohort of approximately 40 students gains a deep understanding of issues that impact the economic growth and quality of life in our city and state. They enjoy interactions with high-level community leaders, government officials, and industry experts and gain insight into the most important challenges we face.
Leadership ABQ is a 10-month program, running from September through June.
Leadership ABQ begins with an overnight retreat for the entire entering class. Afterward, the class gathers monthly for curriculum days on various topics, including Public Safety, Education, Technology and Innovation, and Downtown Redevelopment. Throughout the program year, Leadership ABQ participants are assured the following benefits:
- ACCESS to top influencers and decision makers in our city and state
- Interesting and exciting EXPERIENCES
- KNOWLEDGE about the critical issues impacting economic growth and our quality of life
- Meaningful CONNECTIONS with other business and civic leaders in Albuquerque
- Opportunities for introspection and LEADERSHIP growth
Application guidelines for Leadership ABQ.
Instruction will begin in November and culminate with a two-day professional leadership retreat and graduation in June 2021. Participants will need to dedicate roughly one full day per month to the program. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our programming for the 2020 class was interrupted for a few months, but we have since resumed with virtual instruction and the class has had an opportunity to hear from truly top-notch presenters. The 2020 class will graduate on October 6th. Instruction for the 2021 class will also begin in a virtual format (Nov-Feb), followed by hybrid in-person/virtual instruction as public health orders allow (Mar-Apr), and conclude with safe, in-person instruction (May-June). Tuition for Leadership ABQ participants is $2,825.00 for Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Investors and $3,825.00 for non-Chamber investors.
Tuition covers the mandatory retreat, meals, materials, fees for speaker bookings, and the graduation ceremony. Occasional parking fees are not included. Limited scholarship funds are available for Chamber Investors. These funds are primarily reserved for small business owners and officers at nonprofit organizations. Accepted applicants who must withdraw may receive a refund 75% of their tuition on or before January 31, and 50% refund between February 1 and 20. No refunds will be issued after February 26th, 2021.
CLASS OF 2019-2020
Each Leadership ABQ class is comprised of a rich variety of dynamic participants, and their sponsoring company or organization.
Don Chalmers Ford
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
New Mexico Gas Company
UNM Health Sciences Center
UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque Public Schools
Sandia National Laboratories
Dominique Foley Wilson
Kirtland Partnership Committee
Nusenda Credit Union
Central New Mexico Community College
US Eagle Federal Credit Union
Voz Collegiate Preparatory Charter School
Fluent (Presbyterian Healthcare Systems)
Bank of Albuquerque
Jennifer Facio Maddox
Dekker Perch Sabatini
Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Garcia
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Wells Fargo Bank
New Mexico Mutual
Fusion Corporate Wellness Solutions
UNM Health Science Center
USAF 377 Medical Group
Bradbury Stamm Construction
Sandia Labs Federal Credit Union