Current PSWP Workshop Offerings

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Workshops are listed in chronological order by region.

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

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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

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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

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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

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Capital District Region

 

Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy (With CEUs)

This workshop provides a brief overview of solution focused therapy along with assumptions inherent in the model.  Through microanalysis, participants will understand how to better listen to clients and improve their ability to co-construct useful conversations. Participants will experience this therapy hands on through the use of a videotaped solution focused therapy session, panel discussions, and questions and answers. (Includes 3 SED-Approved Contact Hours)

Date/Time: Friday, September 30, 2016; 9 am to 12 pm
Provider/ Location: University at Albany, School of Social Welfare, Albany, NY
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 23, 2016

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: Friday, September 30, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 23, 2016

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

 

Cost Estimation

This two-day workshop provides the basic principles and methods of estimating the costs involved in the design and implementation of construction projects. Participants learn estimating concepts, engineering economics, planning, and scheduling. Real-world examples will illustrate fundamental analysis concepts that include the nature and quantity of work, type and size of equipment used, production rates of labor and equipment, and other unique job-site conditions. Focus of workshop will be on “light” construction projects. Upon completion of this workshop, up to 1.125 Continuing Education Units (11.25 PDHs) will be awarded.

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 and Friday, October 7, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Ashraf Ghaly
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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

 

Dealing Effectively with Patients and Families

This workshop provides participants with skills to identify the variety of ways people communicate and to understand why people in a health care setting may behave negatively.  Through recognition of their own communication style and ways they cope with conflict, participants will learn how to maintain control when faced with difficult situations. Role playing and other hands-on techniques designed to develop skills for dealing with challenging patients and families will be practiced.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 13, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Loavenbruck Associates
Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 6, 2016

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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: Monday, October 24, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 17, 2016

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

 

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

This half-day workshop is designed to raise participants’ awareness of and ability to use four attributes of EQ for interpersonal effectiveness and successful performance in the workplace. Through practical scenarios and exercises the workshop focuses on honing participants' skills in tapping their own emotional intelligence to enhance decision-making and relationship building. Participants will learn what EQ is, how to develop an awareness of emotional spectrums and adjust their own EQ responses in various situations, and discuss the impact of EQ in the work environment.

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 25, 2016; 9 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: MicroKnowledge, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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. Participants must complete the NYS GOER Writing Mechanics (Online) course component prior to attending the classroom portion of this workshop.

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2016; 9 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Adirondack Community College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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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 SW Contact Hours)

Date/Time: Thursday, October 27, 2016; 1 pm to 4 pm
Provider/ Location: University at Albany, School of Social Welfare, Albany, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Professional Writing: Mechanics (1/2 day)

This half-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. Participants must complete the NYS GOER Writing Mechanics (Online) course prior to attending the classroom portion of this workshop.

Date/Time: Friday, November 4, 2016; 9 am to 12 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Adirondack Community College
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 28, 2016

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

 

Bridge Inspection

This two-day workshop will broaden the participants' skill in structural inspection techniques of bridges. The workshop will provide information on bridge engineering and the evaluation and rating of substructure and superstructure components including foundations, piers, abutments, bearings, girders, beams, slabs, railings, barriers, fences, and joints. Drainage systems and scouring damage assessment will also be discussed. Participants will also learn about bridge engineering mechanics and the structural integrity and evaluation of substructure and superstructure components, as well as background knowledge regarding bridge functioning. Upon completion of this workshop, up to 1.125 Continuing Education Units (11.25 PDHs) will be awarded.

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 and Monday, November 14, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Ashraf Ghaly
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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

 

Structured Query Language (SQL) Advanced

This workshop goes beyond the basics of SQL to modify the information contained in databases based on user input from interactive web sites. Lectures and exercises will focus on extracting and manipulating information from databases through SQL. The workshop assumes that users have a basic familiarity with web and web application development, and a basic understanding of relational database concepts.

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Provider/ Location: Microknowledge, Latham, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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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, November 18, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Adirondack Community College
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 11, 2016

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

 

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

This half-day workshop is designed to raise participants’ awareness of and ability to use four attributes of EQ for interpersonal effectiveness and successful performance in the workplace. Through practical scenarios and exercises the workshop focuses on honing participants' skills in tapping their own emotional intelligence to enhance decision-making and relationship building. Participants will learn what EQ is, how to develop an awareness of emotional spectrums and adjust their own EQ responses in various situations, and discuss the impact of EQ in the work environment.

Date/Time: Friday, December 2, 2016; 9 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: MicroKnowledge, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 25, 2016

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

 

Communication Skills for Non-native English Speakers

This two-day workshop is designed to help non–native English speakers master techniques to effectively present information in casual, informal and formal settings. Communication skills including engaging others, responding to input, and the use of non-verbal communication will be discussed. Presentations skills such as using eye contact, voice projection, pacing and using visual aids will also be examined. Through exercises and practice sessions, participants will learn how to effectively present a message and to manage any public speaking fears.

Date/Time: Thursday, December 8, and Friday, December 9, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Capital Region Language Center
Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2016

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

 

Structured Query Language (SQL) Basics

This workshop will cover the basics of SQL to effectively transform information contained in databases into information that is usable by report writers, web sites or other mediums. Lectures and exercises will focus on extracting and manipulating information from databases through SQL. The workshop assumes that users have a basic understanding of relational database concepts.

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 7, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Provider/ Location: Microknowledge, Latham, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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

 

Communication Skills for Non-native English Speakers

This two-day workshop provides learners with tools and techniques needed to effectively present information in casual, informal and formal settings. Participants will learn how to effectively present a message and to manage any public speaking fears.

Date/Time: Thursday, December 8 and Friday, December 9, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Capital Region Language Center
Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2016

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Central Region

 

Trends in Diabetes Management

This workshop explores the current treatment and management of diabetes. Topics to be discussed include current recommendations of the American Diabetes Association, medical nutrition therapy, various treatments to avoid acute and chronic complications associated with diabetes and advances in the field.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 6, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Central NY Developmental Disabilities Service Office, North Syracuse, NY
Provider: Le Moyne College
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Dealing Effectively with Patients and Families

This workshop provides participants with skills to identify the variety of ways people communicate and to understand why people in a health care setting may behave negatively.  Through recognition of their own communication style and ways they cope with conflict, participants will learn how to maintain control when faced with difficult situations. Role playing and other hands-on techniques designed to develop skills for dealing with challenging patients and families will be practiced.

Date/Time: Thursday, November 10, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Central NY Developmental Disabilities Service Office, North Syracuse, NY
Provider: Loavenbruck Associates
Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 3, 2016

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Long Island Region

 

Dealing Effectively with Patients and Families

This workshop provides participants with skills to identify the variety of ways people communicate and to understand why people in a health care setting may behave negatively.  Through recognition of their own communication style and ways they cope with conflict, participants will learn how to maintain control when faced with difficult situations. Role playing and other hands-on techniques designed to develop skills for dealing with challenging patients and families will be practiced.

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Long Island Developmental Disabilities Service Office, Hauppauge, NY
Provider: Loavenbruck Associates
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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Mid/Lower Hudson 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: Thursday, November 17, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: OCFS, Parker Training Academy, Red Hook, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 10, 2016

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New York City Region

 

Handling Stress for Health Care Professionals

This workshop identifies and analyzes the full range of stressors in the work environment, layered cumulatively on those stressors in one's personal life. The workshop topics include a wide range of stress management techniques that workers and managers can employ including physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral strategies.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 6, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: OTDA Harlem Training Center, New York, NY
Provider: Loavenbruck Associates
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 29, 2016

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

 

Trends in Diabetes Management

This workshop explores the current treatment and management of diabetes. Topics to be discussed include current recommendations of the American Diabetes Association, medical nutrition therapy, various treatments to avoid acute and chronic complications associated with diabetes and advances in the field.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 6, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Provider/ Location: Hunter College, Brookdale Campus, New York, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 29, 2016

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, November 22, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: OTDA Harlem Training Center, New York, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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

 

Communication Skills for Non-native English Speakers

This two-day workshop is designed to help non–native English speakers master techniques to effectively present information in casual, informal and formal settings. Communication skills including engaging others, responding to input, and the use of non-verbal communication will be discussed. Presentations skills such as using eye contact, voice projection, pacing and using visual aids will also be examined. Through exercises and practice sessions, participants will learn how to effectively present a message and to manage any public speaking fears.

Date/Time: Thursday, December 15, 2016 and Friday, December 16 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: OTDA Harlem Training Center, New York, NY
Provider: Capital Region Language Center
Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 8, 2016

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Defensive Documentation

This one-day workshop teaches the legal and ethical aspects of medical case documentation and record-keeping with a focus on litigation preparation and understanding as it relates to fact-finding and best practice strategies. Topics include common errors in charting, what to include and omit in documentation, review of selected court cases, and the pros and cons of various methods of charting. This workshop is geared towards physicians, nurses, clinicians and counselors.

Date/Time: Thursday, December 8, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Provider/ Location: Hunter College, New York, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2016

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Communication Skills for Non-native English Speakers

This two-day workshop provides learners with tools and techniques needed to effectively present information in casual, informal and formal settings. Participants will learn how to effectively present a message and to manage any public speaking fears.

Date/Time: Thursday, December 15 and Friday, December 16, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: OTDA Harlem Training Center, New York, NY
Provider: Capital Region Language Center
Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 8, 2016

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Northern 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: Tuesday, November 15, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: New York State Adirondack Park Agency, Ray Brook, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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Western Region

 

Trends in Diabetes Management

This workshop explores the current treatment and management of diabetes. Topics to be discussed include current recommendations of the American Diabetes Association, medical nutrition therapy, various treatments to avoid acute and chronic complications associated with diabetes and advances in the field.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 20, 2016; 9am to 4pm
Location: Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo, NY
Provider: Le Moyne College
Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 13, 2016

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

 

Defensive Documentation

This one-day workshop teaches the legal and ethical aspects of medical case documentation and record-keeping with a focus on litigation preparation and understanding as it relates to fact-finding and best practice strategies. Topics include common errors in charting, what to include and omit in documentation, review of selected court cases, and the pros and cons of various methods of charting. This workshop is geared towards physicians, nurses, clinicians and counselors.

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2016; 9am to 4pm
Location: Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo, NY
Provider: Le Moyne College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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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, October 5, 2016; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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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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