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Current PSWP Workshop Offerings

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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 | 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

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

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Capital District Region

Ruptures and Repairs: Using Attachment Theory to Inform Clinical Social Work Practice (With CEUs)

The purpose of this workshop will be to expose intermediate and advanced practitioners to attachment theory. Participants will learn key concepts of the theory, apply these concepts to practice situations, analyze how practitioner and client experiences of privilege and oppression intersect with attachment theory’s application in practice and begin to form strategies to promote client change using the theory. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to use attachment theory to guide techniques to promote client change. (3 SED-Approved Contact Hours for LCSW & LMSW)

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 7, 2015; 9am to 12pm

Location: University at Albany, Albany, NY

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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

 

Isolation and the Search for Connection: Borderline Personality Disorder (with CEUs)

In this workshop, experienced social workers will examine clinical and behavioral definitions, consider possible causes, examine new research, and share approaches to treating persons with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Transference and countertransference will be addressed, in relation to the isolation, search for connection, and perceived danger in the everyday life of a person with BPD. (3 SED-Approved Contact Hours for LCSW & LMSW)

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 7, 2015; 1pm to 4pm

Location: University at Albany, Albany, NY

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Central Region

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

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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: Wednesday, July 22, 2015; 9am to 4pm

Location: Long Island DDSO, Hauppauge, NY

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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: Thursday, September 10, 2015; 9am to 4pm

Location: Long Island DDSO, Hauppauge, NY

Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 3, 2015

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

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Mid/Lower Hudson Region

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

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New York City 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: Wednesday, June 17, 2015; 9am to 4pm

Location: OTDA Training Center, New York, NY

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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Northern Region

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

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Western Region

Cooperative Communication Skills

This workshop focuses on the social and interpersonal skills essential to creating and maintaining a positive, productive workplace. Participants will have numerous opportunities to assess their communication style, sharpen communication techniques and develop realistic strategies to handle any workplace situation more effectively. Self-assessments, simulations, and other hands-on techniques designed to hone cooperative communication skills will be utilized.

Date/Time: Monday, June 8, 2015; 9am to 4pm

Location: Western NY DDSO, West Seneca, NY

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 1, 2015

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

 

Cooperative Communication Skills

This workshop focuses on the social and interpersonal skills essential to creating and maintaining a positive, productive workplace. Participants will have numerous opportunities to assess their communication style, sharpen communication techniques and develop realistic strategies to handle any workplace situation more effectively. Self-assessments, simulations, and other hands-on techniques designed to hone cooperative communication skills will be utilized.

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 24, 2015; 9am to 4pm

Location: Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, Rochester, NY

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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

 

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: Tuesday, July 14, 2015; 9am to 4pm

Location: Western NY DDSO, West Seneca, NY

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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

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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: May 19, 2015 )

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