Paula Lyden 


Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 5:00 PM MST
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 9:00 PM MST

Add to Calendar 


Inn and Spa at Loretto
211 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Rooms available on a first come basis at the rate of $134 Single/Double  Occupancy plus Tax and Fees.  There is an additional reduced Daily Resort Fee of $20 plus tax.

Please call the Reservations Department at 1-866-582-1646 and mention the group code "190201CUA" or mention "CUA-NM Government Affairs/Leadership" to gain access to the blocked rooms and special group rate. 

To book online click HERE. 

Room deadline is Jan. 4, 2019

Driving Directions 

The Leadership Conference and CO-OP NM are joining forces for two power filled days of leadership, collaboration, advocacy and networking opportunities. Enjoy hearing from industry experts, visiting with your peers and hiking the hill to see NM lawmakers 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

3:30 – 4:30 pm
Early Registration and Welcome Reception

Monday, February 4, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 am
Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 am
Dennis McIntee - Workshop Part One
Everything Rises and Falls On Leadership

One of the key challenges leaders face is too much wanted time spent in meetings that really don’t make a difference. Nothing is worse than having multiple meetings discussing the same topic without gaining clarity on next steps. Worse yet, is not creating accountability mechanisms for follow through so nothing really changes. If you’ve experienced wasted time, lack of accountability and unfocused meetings, you’ve entered into the fog of drama. Don’t’ let this be your board or management teams!

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover and implement the R2 System for successful interactions so you accomplish more with less time spent in meetings.
  • Learn the 3W Coaching Methodology in order to get to the heart of the issue quickly without the drama of excuses and blaming.
  • Understand the 4 techniques to modulating your behavior so you can bring out the best in your board members.

10:15 - 10:30 am

10:30 - 11:45 am
Dennis McIntee Workshop Part Two

You Teach What You Know, But Produce Who You Are
There are outstanding opportunities for organizations to grow with their current teams yet many leaders still face hurdles. To create a drama-free team, you first must become a drama-free leader. Some leaders play the game, “Simon Says” in their organizations, but great leaders know the real game is “Follow The Leader”. This keynote explores tools on self-management because nothing makes a better impression on people than the ability to lead yourself. 

Learning objectives:

  • Learn the 3 skills for effective self-management.
  • Explore how to increase the level of trust with your team.
  • Discover how learning to manage your emotional state is the hidden secret to high-performance.

11:45 - 1:00
Governor Luncheon/State CUNA Awards Recognition

1:00-2:15 pm
Josh Allison Workshop Part One
Five Things The Leaders We Love Most Do Differently

Regardless of background or life experience, and even with a unique and diverse mix of personality and leadership styles, certain characteristic repeatedly show up in the leaders that we love most.  These habits and traits drive their success forward as they leverage these hidden career boosters. 

2:15-2:30 pm

2:30 -3:45 pm
Josh Allison Workshop Part Two
Ladder Climb: Leadership Lessons For The Next Generation

Countless professionals have entered the workplace and are ready and willing to help their organizations grow. But with conflicting ideas of what "success" and "achievement" look like, many have found themselves struggling to find a voice for their ideas and input.  But why? Join Josh as he shares essential strategies for aspiring professionals to help enhance their workplace reputation and value.

Participants will also learn:

  • How to leverage the Reciprocal Law of Leadership
  • The correlation between mentorship and professional development
  • Why gratitude has such a crazy ROI
  • How to use the Humble Beach Ball principle to rise to the top

4:30 - 5:30 pm
Networking Reception sponsored by Catalyst

Tuesday February 5, 2019

8:00 to 9:00 am
Breakfast with the Mayor

9:00 - 11:30 am
Hike the Hill

11:30 - 1:00 pm
Lunch with Legislators sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group

1:00 - 5:00 pm
Panel Discussions

  • The New Mexico Economy
  • Cannabis
  • Sustainability
  • Professional Involvement

5:30 - 8:30 pm
Karaoke and Taco Bar



Cancellation, Substitution and Refund Policy:

You may cancel your registration and receive a full refund of your registration fee provided that your cancellation notice is emailed to Paula Lyden at by midnight of January 4, 2019.

You may cancel your registration and receive a refund of 50% of the registration fee provided that your cancellation notice is emailed to Paula Lyden at by midnight of January 18, 2019.

We're sorry, but no refunds will be given for cancellations after January 25, 2019.  If you have any questions regarding this policy please email or call Paula Lyden. You may substitute participants without charge at any time; just notify us by emailing Paula Lyden at No shows will NOT be refunded.