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NM EDGE, a service of New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service, is a program designed to provide a comprehensive course of study to administrators, managers, elected officials, and staff in local, state, tribal, and national government, through which participants can acquire and apply the best practices and theory to their management behaviors and strategies using the highest professional standards.

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News from the NM EDGE

It's official! NM EDGE/NM CPM has earned accreditation for another 6 years!

Thank you to NCPMC, NM EDGE Team, our NM Public Service Partners on our Advisory Board, our Public Servant Students, our Public Service Practitioner Instructors, and NM Cooperative Extension Service!




Important Message from State Purchasing!

Statement from State Purchasing: “Due to COVID-19 rescheduling of NM Edge CPO classes, re-certifying CPO students will be given a 90-day waiver from the State Purchasing Agent upon request if their certification expires before completion of the next available class.”

Mark R. Hayden Director, CPO and State Purchasing Agent



Upcoming Events...



PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Please note that the NM EDGE will conduct all meetings and classes (when possible) using the Zoom videoconferencing platform during the Public Health Emergency (PHE).

  • You will need the following to participate in these NMEDGE PHE live online Zoom classes:
    1. 1. Access to the internet using a device/computer with a camera and microphone (most laptops, iPads or similar device have these). You will need to leave your camera on during the entire class.

      2. You will need to have a quiet spot from which to participate (no distractions in the background, please).

      3. You will take the pre and post-tests online, too, so be mindful of the screen size.

      4. You will be emailed information about Zoom “practice sessions” and we recommend that you attend one practice to learn how we plan to use zoom for these classes.

      5. The day before the classes you will be emailed a zoom link to access the class.

      6. Access to the pretest is open 15 minutes prior to the start of class. Pre-test and post-test links are provided in class. Materials are emailed after everyone has completed the pretest.

      7. If you are taking Public Purchasing Classes to earn your Chief Procurement Officer designation or to recertify your CPO designation, you can find additional information on our Public Purchasing page of this website.

      8. Input is taken for scheduling of these live online classes during the Public Health Emergency. Email NMEDGE@NMSU.EDU and request a link to the input survey.

      9. If you do not feel you are able to participate in these classes with the requirements as specified, you may remove yourself from the classes by logging in to your student account and clicking remove.

    Please contact us with questions or concerns by emailing nmedge@nmsu.edu. We are teleworking so calling our office will delay our response to you.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and for your ongoing commitment to Better Government through Education.

    Sincerely,

    Your NM EDGE Team



    Give us your INPUT for January Classes!

    "T" is for TRAINING! NM EDGE is offering LIVE ONLINE classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays the entire month of JANUARY! Before we finalize our schedule of classes, we want to give you the opportunity to provide us with your INPUT on classes. To provide us with your input here are a few recommended steps:

    1)Be sure to check your transcript and enroll, visit our NM EDGE Student Record and Enrollment Site.

    2) Visit our NM EDGE for certification checklist information.

    3) Click her: NM EDGE Jan 2021 Input link.

    4) Find the certification you are working towards.

    5) Click on each class needed to earn certification, if you wish that we offer it in January.

    6) Please submit your input by 8:00 am on October 20, 2020.

    7)) If you are working on more than one certification, you can give us your wish list for both on the same survey under the appropriate designation.

    Questions? Please give us a call at (575) 646-0314 or send us an email: nmedge@nmsu.edu

    Thank you for your help as we strive to support you in achieving your goals.
    Best wishes! Your NM EDGE Team



    NM EDGE Live Online Graduation Ceremony

    NM EDGE Zooming to Certification Graduation Ceremony!

    We have moved from a traditional graduation ceremony to a virtual one this year due to the Public Health Emergency. The virtual (Zoom) graduation will take place TBA.

    Guest speaker will be Dr. Jon Boren.

    You will need a device with internet access, a camera, and a microphone to participate but it will be easy and FUN!

    Graduation Rehearsal is mandatory. Contact NM EDGE at nmedge@nmsu.edu for further information.



    Certificate Audit Submission Information


    Audit Submission window is open September 21, 2020 - October 20, 2020. If you have completed classes towards a certification, be sure to submit an audit during an open audit window.

    Go to the NM EDGE Student Record and Enrollment Site.

    • Using the navigation bar on the left, select Certification Audit. Use the arrow to show the menu of certification choices, select the audit you want, and then submit. Please press submit ONLY once.
    • NOTE: If you receive a "system error" message when processing the audit request, please let us know. We recommend that you submit an audit request via email to nmedge@nmsu.edu at that time.

    • The audit is to verify that you have completed all of your classes, and to assign you an Academic Advisor to work with you on your Culminating Experience, and to prepare you for graduation.
    • For those of you who have completed all of your CPS and CPM classes, the Assessments are by invitation only, so please submit an audit and we will get back to you. Once we know who qualifies to be invited, we will notify you and set the date.

    Thank you for your help as we strive to support you in achieving your goals.
    Best wishes! Your NM EDGE Team



    Helpful Tip Sheets



    Our Team

    • Mary C. DeLorenzo, Program Director
    • Elia Galindo, Database Report Writer
    • Jeanine Eden, Program Coordinator
    • Chantel Barton, Sr. Fiscal Assistant
    • Corinna Cogburn, Program Coordinator

    The NM EDGE (Albuquerque)
    NMSU ABQ Center
    Building K at CNM's Montoya Campus Montgomery at Morris
    (in collaboration with CNM)
    Phone: (575) 646-0314
    Email: nmedge@nmsu.edu

    The NM EDGE (Las Cruces)
    NMSU Main Campus
    Gerald Thomas Hall
    Room 275
    Las Cruces, NM 80003
    Phone: (575) 646-4304
    Email: nmedge@nmsu.edu

    The NM EDGE (Santa Fe)
    4001 Office Court Drive
    Suite 308
    Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507


    Email: nmedge@nmsu.edu