Current PSWP Workshop Offerings

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ONLINE | Capital District | Central | Long Island

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

Workshops are listed in chronological order by region.

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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

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

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: Open to PEF-represented and M/C, licensed attorneys only

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

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

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Capital District Region

 

Professional Writing: Mechanics

This workshop provides participants with a review of the mechanics of writing including word choice and sentence structure. The workshop includes a review of the parts of speech, phrases and clauses, and the use of modifiers. Participants will also review the rules of punctuation.

Writing Mechanics (Online) is a prerequisite for this workshop.

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 8, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Adirondack Community College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

 

Professional Writing: Mechanics

This workshop provides participants with a review of the mechanics of writing including word choice and sentence structure. The workshop includes a review of the parts of speech, phrases and clauses, and the use of modifiers. Participants will also review the rules of punctuation. 

Writing Mechanics (Online) is a prerequisite for this workshop.

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 15, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Adirondack Community College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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

 

Identity Issues for Adopted Persons, Adoptive Parents, and Birth Parents

This workshop will discuss how identity formation is more complex for adoption triad members due to relinquishment, lack of information, the merging of family backgrounds and society’s negative portrayal of adoption and triad members. Presentation will include information on the developmental stages of identity formation for adopted individuals with special focus on teenage years and transracial adoption. Lecture followed by documentary movie. (Includes 3 SED approved SW contact hours).

Date/Time: Friday, February 10, 2017; 1 pm to 4 pm
Location: University at Albany School of Social Welfare, Albany, NY
Provider: University at Albany School of Social Welfare
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2017

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

 

Forensic Mental Health: The Insanity Plea in New York State

This course entails overviews of NYS Criminal Procedure Laws 730 and 330.20 which are statues that govern the processes in which individuals who have committed a crime while presenting with symptoms of mental illness move from incarceration to community treatment. Ideal for all levels. (Includes 3 SED approved SW contact hours).

Date/Time: Friday, February 10, 2017; 9 am to 12 pm
Location: University at Albany School of Social Welfare, Albany, NY
Provider: University at Albany School of Social Welfare
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2017

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

 

Decision Making and Critical Thinking

This workshop focuses on developing clear and logical thought processes which enable effective decision making. Participants learn how to critically evaluate and process information and make the best decision from it. Topics to be discussed include formulating reasoned ideas, interpreting information, and recognizing and overcoming barriers to critical thinking. Participants will practice applying critical thinking and decision-making processes to work-related discussions and assignments including customer service settings.

Date/Time: Thursday, February 23, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 16, 2017

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

 

Professional Writing: Composition

This workshop provides an overview of essential writing skills that include developing and organizing ideas, choosing a focus for writing, and using appropriate language for the audience. Participants will focus on writing skills within the context of the larger writing process, approaching a writing task from pre-writing through revisions. Writing tone, style, and technique will also be addressed.

Date/Time: Friday, February 24, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Adirondack Community College
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2017

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

 

Conflict Resolution

In this interactive workshop, participants have an opportunity to improve their skills in dealing with and managing conflict. The workshop provides practical tools and techniques for conflict management and dispute resolution. Topics include conflict theory, individual styles for resolving conflict, differentiating between positions and interests, and determining how differences impact communication. The focus is upon making the participants more effective problem solvers.

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 28, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau LLC
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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

 

Professional Writing: Composition

This workshop provides an overview of essential writing skills that include developing and organizing ideas, choosing a focus for writing, and using appropriate language for the audience. Participants will focus on writing skills within the context of the larger writing process, approaching a writing task from pre-writing through revisions. Writing tone, style, and technique will also be addressed.

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 1, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Adirondack Community College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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

 

Suicide Awareness, Prevention, Screening, and Treatment (with CEU’s)

This workshop presents information that will help social workers and counselors better recognize warning signs and assess suicide risk, present theories and related interventions utilized to address suicide, and provide tools and tips to equip social workers to better serve vulnerable populations. Participants will learn how to use and interpret suicide risk screening and assessment tools that can help support suicide risk level determination and related treatment decisions (Includes 5 SED approved SW contact hours).

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 8, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Parsons Child & Family Center, Albany, NY
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center: Sidney Albert Training and Research Institute (SATRI)
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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

Decision Making and Critical Thinking

This workshop focuses on developing clear and logical thought processes which enable effective decision making. Participants learn how to critically evaluate and process information and make the best decision from it. Topics to be discussed include formulating reasoned ideas, interpreting information, and recognizing and overcoming barriers to critical thinking. Participants will practice applying critical thinking and decision-making processes to work-related discussions and assignments including customer service settings.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 16, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 9, 2017

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

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Central Region

 

 

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Long Island Region

Professional Writing: Mechanics (Half-Day)

This 1/2-day workshop provides participants with a continuation of the review of the mechanics of writing that began in the Writing Mechanics (Online) workshop. The workshop includes a review of the parts of speech, phrases and clauses, and the use of modifiers. Participants will also review the rules of punctuation. 

Writing Mechanics (Online) is a prerequisite for this workshop.

Date/Time: Friday, February 17, 2017; 9 am to 12 pm
Location: Perry Duryea Office Building, Hauppauge, NY
Provider: Loavenbruck Associates
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017

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

 

Professional Writing: Composition

This workshop provides an overview of essential writing skills that include developing and organizing ideas, choosing a focus for writing, and using appropriate language for the audience. Participants will focus on writing skills within the context of the larger writing process, approaching a writing task from pre-writing through revisions. Writing tone, style, and technique will also be addressed.

Date/Time: Friday, March 31, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Perry Duryea Office Building, Hauppauge, NY
Provider: Loavenbruck Associates
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017

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

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Mid/Lower Hudson Region

 

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New York City Region

Professional Writing: Mechanics

This workshop provides participants with a review of the mechanics of writing including word choice and sentence structure. The workshop includes a review of the parts of speech, phrases and clauses, and the use of modifiers. Participants will also review the rules of punctuation. 

Writing Mechanics (Online) is a prerequisite for this workshop.

Date/Time: Friday, February 3, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: OTDA Harlem Training Center, New York, NY
Provider: Loavenbruck Associates
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 27, 2017

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

 

Professional Writing: Composition

This workshop provides an overview of essential writing skills that include developing and organizing ideas, choosing a focus for writing, and using appropriate language for the audience. Participants will focus on writing skills within the context of the larger writing process, approaching a writing task from pre-writing through revisions. Writing tone, style, and technique will also be addressed.

Date/Time: Friday, March 3, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: OTDA Harlem Training Center, New York, NY
Provider: Loavenbruck Associates
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017

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

 

Conflict Resolution

In this interactive workshop, participants have an opportunity to improve their skills in dealing with and managing conflict. The workshop provides practical tools and techniques for conflict management and dispute resolution. Topics include conflict theory, individual styles for resolving conflict, differentiating between positions and interests, and determining how differences impact communication. The focus is upon making the participants more effective problem solvers.

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 21, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: OTDA Harlem Training Center, New York, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau LLC
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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

 

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Northern Region

 

 

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Western Region

 

 

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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 (518) 442-6537 or pswphelp@albany.edu.

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