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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 SLMS.

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

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

 

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/pswp 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

Introduction to C# and .NET

This five-day course provides an intensive architectural overview of the Microsoft .NET Development environment and the Common Language Runtime (CLR) using C# as the language of choice. It focuses on understanding how to develop applications and reusable classes that take advantage of the features exposed through the CLR. Specifically it will introduce you to the object model of .NET and more generally to the .NET Framework including ADO.NET, and Windows Forms Programming.

Date/Time: Monday, November 3, 2014 to Friday, November 7, 2014; 9am to 4pm

Location: NYS Office of Information Technology Services, Albany, NY

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 27, 2014

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

 

Interpersonal Communication Skills

This workshop examines interpersonal skills that are used in the workplace. Participants will learn how to manage relationships with their supervisor and peers, and how to improve listening skills to enhance the positive flow of information. The role of communication in effectively delegating work assignments, strengthening staff morale, improving face-to-face communication, and handling difficult situations in the workplace will also be addressed.

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 2, 2014; 9am to 4pm

Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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

 

Managing Multiple Priorities

This workshop is designed to help develop skills in setting goals, prioritizing, and managing simultaneous responsibilities and activities in today's fast-paced work environments. Participants will learn how to take control of their workday to help enhance productivity and success while minimizing stress.

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 3, 2014; 9am to 4pm

Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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: Thursday, December 11, 2014; 9am to 4pm

Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY

Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 4, 2014

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Central Region

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

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Long Island Region

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Mid/Lower Hudson Region

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New York City Region

Professional Writing: Mechanics for Non-Native English Speakers

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. This workshop focuses on the basics of grammar and writing mechanics and the barriers to clear writing in the English language by non-native English speakers.

Date/Time: Thursday, November 13, 2014; 9am to 4pm

Location: Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, New York, NY

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 6, 2014

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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

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

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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: October 22, 2014 )

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