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

 

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).

 

Data Analysis

Two-day workshop on developing skills for visualizing and analyzing data, including descriptive statistics, histograms, cross tabulations and pivot tables, correlation and regression, and confidence intervals. Use of graphs to explore patterns and relationships in the data is emphasized. Microsoft Excel 2013 is used for the workshop. Prerequisite: Familiarity with Excel. Recommended: an introductory statistics course.

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 & Thursday March 9, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: College of St. Rose, Albany, NY
Provider: College of St. Rose
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 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).

 

Autistic Adulting-Transition to College and Work on the Spectrum (with CEU’s)

This workshop focuses on autism profiles in teens/young adults. Special attention on vulnerabilities. Co-occurrence of mental conditions, college best practices, why employment is a challenge. Creative strategies address employment challenges. (6 SED approved SW contact hours)

Date/Time: Monday, March 13, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: University at Albany Downtown Campus
Provider: University at Albany School of Social Welfare
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 6, 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).

 

Principles of Investigative Techniques

This two-day workshop provides employees with an introduction to the investigation process for purposes of fact-finding and information gathering in regards to compliance, violations, fraud, and abuse. The course covers four main topics: investigative interviewing, note taking, preparing investigative reports, and testifying. The course examines techniques for interviewing various subjects including: complainants, witnesses, victims, and employees. Additionally, participants will learn how to prepare for and conduct investigative interviews, strategies for detecting deception, when and how to take notes, how to prepare investigation reports using interview notes, and how to present testimony based on the investigation process. The workshop relies on interaction between the instructor and participants with case studies and practical exercises.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 30, 2017 and Friday, March 31, 2017 9 am to 4 pm
Location: SUNY Downtown Campus, Albany, NY
Provider: Monroe Community College
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2017

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

 

Transitioning to DSM-V

This workshop presents social workers and counselors conceptual and nosological changes encountered in transitioning from DSM-IV to DSM-5. Topics include changes introduced by DSM-5, how to use diagnoses/changed criteria sets, and timeframe for practice and billing implementation.

Date/Time: Friday, March 31, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Heather Horton
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 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: Thursday, April 6, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 30, 2017

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

 

Opioid Use and Abuse for Social Workers and Counselors (with CEU’s)

This workshop provides information on substance abuse risk-assessment and treatment as well as prevention and intervention techniques for adults, as well as adolescent. Other options for treatment of pain will also be discussed. (Includes 6 SED approved contact hours)

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Binghamton University, College of Community & Public Affairs
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 5, 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, April 13, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 6, 2017

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

 

Auditing Fundamentals

This workshop provides an overview of auditing, including basic concepts, techniques, and auditing applications. Topics include the audit risk model, professional ethics, and computer auditing. Basic financial derivative transactions will also be introduced.

Date/Time: Friday, April 21, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 14, 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: 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: 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)

 

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, April 20, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: OTDA Harlem Training Center, New York, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau LLC
Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 13, 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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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 (518) 442-6537 or pswphelp@albany.edu.

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