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Map of PSWP Regions

PSWP recommends registering even if a workshop is currently full. This will place you on the waitlist.

If seats become available, those from the waitlist are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition, waitlisted registrants receive early notification when additional offerings are scheduled.

ONLINE | Capital District | Central | Long Island

Mid/Lower Hudson | New York City | Northern | Western

Workshops are listed in chronological order by region.

Online

Identification & Reporting of Child Abuse in New York State

Information PSWP is no longer hosting Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse in New York State through the SLMSExternal Link.

We are now directing PEF-Represented and M/C employees to the online courseExternal Link hosted by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). This course meets the NYS Education Department's mandatory requirementsExternal Link for training in child abuse identification and reporting.

To access the OCFS course, visit NYSMandatedreporter.org/TrainingCourses.aspxExternal Link

 

Knowledge Transfer

This course provides a general overview of knowledge transfer and management. Knowledge Management is a systematic method for finding, understanding, and using knowledge to achieve organizational objectives and improve agency and employee performance.

Date: Currently Available

Location: Online course accessible through SLMS

Registration Deadline: Rolling

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).

 

NACLE Online Continuing Legal Education Workshops

FOR PEF-REPRESENTED OR M/C ATTORNEYS ONLY

These online workshops, which can be completed at your convenience, are for PEF-represented and M/C attorneys who are interested in earning CLE credits. CLE affidavits are made available directly from NACLE upon request for credit and completion of the course. Upon approval of enrollment in the SLMS, participants must create an NACLE account to access the online CLE courses.

PDF document Click here for a list of currently available CLE Courses

Registration is done on a rolling basis. Only after you receive the enrollment verification notice from the SLMS may you create your NACLE account at https://www.nacle.com/pswpExternal Link and proceed taking the NACLE courses.

Date: Currently Available

Location: Online course accessible through SLMS

Registration Deadline: Rolling

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).

 

Professional Writing Mechanics (Online)

Professional Writing Mechanics starts with the basics: parts of speech and parts of a sentence. In this online course, you will learn to recognize common grammatical errors, use standard punctuation, and proofread your work.

Date: Currently Available

Location: Online course accessible through SLMS

Registration Deadline: Rolling

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Capital District Region

Professional Presentation Delivery Skills

This workshop is designed for individuals who speak at or moderate meetings, deliver presentations, or participate in panel discussions. Participants will explore the guidelines for crafting and making effective presentations, the importance and role of the speaker, and how to manage nervousness associated with speaking in public. Topics include the organization and development of a presentation, an analysis of voice and diction skills, audience interaction, awareness of body language, effective listening, use of visual aids, and the role of humor.

Date/Time: Monday, March 23, 2015; 9am to 4pm

Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY

Registration Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2015

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Central Region

Investigative Interviewing

This workshop examines techniques for interviewing subjects, complainants, witnesses, victims, employees and other sources of information for purposes of fact-finding and obtaining information about compliance, violations, fraud, and abuse. It is designed for individuals who testify in administrative hearings and proceedings or conduct investigations. Topics include a discussion of the differences between interviews versus interrogations, how to prepare for them, their structure, when to take notes and strategies for detecting deception. The workshop relies on interaction between the instructor and students with real life examples, group projects videos and case studies.

Date/Time: Friday, February 13, 2015; 9am to 4pm

Location: Sen. Hughes State Office Building, Syracuse, NY

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 6, 2015

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Long Island Region

Substance Abuse and Aging (with CEUs)

This one-day workshop raises awareness of substance abuse and the elderly. Because the subject of substance abuse and the elderly is widely misunderstood and under-estimated, it is the goal of this course to raise awareness of the issue, help participants learn to assess the problem, discuss the issues involved in the misunderstanding of the problem, and develop strategies for intervention. Upon completion, participants will be awarded up to 6 contact hours applicable for New York State social work licensure.

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 18, 2015; 9am to 4pm

Location: Long Island University, CW Post Campus, Brookville, NY

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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Forensic Social Work: Current Issues (with CEUs)

Students will focus on separating the various components associated with the forensic social work role, e.g., tasks and potential ethical conflicts, by examining current forensic social work issues and/or circumstances in the media. Students will also be made aware of the principles of generalist and clinical practice as applied to the assessment and treatment of individuals charged with a range of criminal and juvenile offenses, with special attention to the specific issues associated with sentencing, diagnosis, incarceration, and release. Upon completion, participants will be awarded up to 6 contact hours applicable for NYS licensed social workers.

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 25, 2015; 9am to 4pm

Location: Long Island University, CW Post Campus, Brookville, NY

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Mid/Lower Hudson Region

No workshops currently scheduled in this region. Check this site regularly for updates.

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New York City Region

No workshops currently scheduled in this region. Check this site regularly for updates.

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Northern Region

No workshops currently scheduled in this region. Check this site regularly for updates.

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Western Region

DSM-5: What Does It Mean For Your Practice? (with CEUs)

This is a presentation on the conceptual and nosological changes encountered in transitioning from DSM-IV to DSM-5. Topics include important changes introduced by DSM-5, differences in how to use new diagnoses/changed criteria sets, and timeframe for practice and billing implementation. Upon completion, participants will be awarded up to 3 contact hours applicable for NYS Social Work Licensure.

Date/Time: Friday, March 6, 2015; 1pm to 4:15pm

Location: Genesee Community College, The Best Center, Batavia, NY

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 27, 2015

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The Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER) and the State of New York provide equal access to its programs for all persons and is an equal opportunity employer.  It is our policy to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination and harassment against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic characteristics or information, political beliefs, status as a victim of domestic violence, and veteran, marital or family status or any other discrimination prohibited by law.  Harassment of any individual will not be tolerated.

Reasonable accommodations are available, upon request, in all aspects of state training, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York State Human Rights Law, to ensure that every individual is able to gain maximum benefit from the training experience. For additional information or requests please contact PSWP customer service at 866-431-1592 or pswphelp@albany.edu.

( Last updated: January 23, 2015 )

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