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

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Online

Relias eLearning (with CEUs)

Using online technology, Relias seeks to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them by providing the professionals working with them relevant and timely learning experiences. Relias’s intuitive user interface makes learning engaging and enjoyable. Approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Physical Therapist, Occupation Therapist, Dietitian, Registered Nurse, and Speech-Language Pathologist continuing education units are available.

To access registrations must be done via the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) at https://nyslearn.ny.gov using your NY.GOV ID login. You must be an active NYS employee whose bargaining unit is PEF or M/C and a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Physical Therapist (PT) or Occupation Therapist (OT) or Dietitian or Registered Nurse (RN) or Speech-Language Pathologist.

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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.

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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

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, June 28, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 21, 2018

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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, July 10, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 3, 2018

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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, July 11, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 3, 2018

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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: Wednesday, July 18, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Adapting to Change

Participants learn skills that are needed to adjust to constantly shifting workplace demands. Topics include: viewing change as an opportunity; understanding the physical impact of change; developing “change hardiness�; achieving flexibility in the face of new demands; and predicting the paths of change.

Date/ Time: Tuesday, July 24, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Parsons Child & Family Center
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Preventing Compassion Fatigue for Health Care Professionals

This workshop will discuss how stress impacts the body, how to recognize signs/symptoms of compassion fatigue, stress management techniques, and self-care strategies. The workshop will also discuss balancing your role as a health care professional.

Date/ Time: Thursday, August 9, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Parsons Child & Family Center
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 2, 2018

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Substance Abuse and Aging (with CEUs)

This workshop raises awareness of substance abuse and the elderly. Through discussion participants will increase their knowledge of the issue, learn to assess the problem, and develop strategies for intervention. (6 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education units)

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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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: Monday, June 25, 2018; 9amm-4pm
Location: Central NY DDSO, Syracuse, NY
Provider: LeMoyne College
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 18, 2018

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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: Thursday, August 30, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Central NY DDSO, Syracuse, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 23, 2018

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Defensive Documentation for Nurses

This 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 toward nurses.

Date/ Time: Wednesday, October 10, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Central NY DDSO, Syracuse, NY
Provider: LeMoyne College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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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, November 27, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Central NY DDSO, Syracuse, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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Long Island 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 13, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: DMV Long Island Regional Training Center
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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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 4, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: DMV Long Island Regional Training Center
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Mid/Lower Hudson 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: Tuesday, August 14, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: OCFS Parker Training Academy, Red Hook, NY
Provider: J Kimple & Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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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: Thursday, November 15, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, New Windsor, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 8, 2018

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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, November 20, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, New Windsor, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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New York City Region

Promoting Change & Growth in Adults & Teens through Motivational Interviewing: An Evidence-Based Treatment Approach (with CEUs)

This full-day skill-building workshop provides mental health professionals with an introduction to the principles, practices and applications of Motivational Interviewing. Based on the latest clinical and research findings, the presentation teaches key principles and strategies of this evidence-based, client-centered approach for working with individuals challenged by substance use and mental health disorders, and engaging them in discussing and setting goals for positive behavioral change. Participants are provided with valuable insights and opportunities to understand and practice tools for engaging adults and teens, and for helping them commit to change, with application to a wide range of problem-focused behaviors, including substance and process addictions, medication compliance, and high risk or self-harm behaviors. (6 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education units)

Date/ Time: Monday, July 9, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Kingsway Jewish Center, Brooklyn, NY
Provider: OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services, The Mel & Phyllis Zachter OHEL Institute for Training
Registration Deadline: Monday, July 2, 2018

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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: Tuesday, July 17 & Wednesday, July 18, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: OTDA Harlem Training Center, New York, NY
Provider: Monroe Community College
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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Northern Region

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: Wednesday, July 18, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Sunmount DDSO, Tupper Lake, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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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:Tuesday, August 14, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Sunmount DDSO, Tupper Lake, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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Western Region

Personality Disorders: The Challenges of the Hidden Agenda (with CEUs)

In this workshop, participants will learn the essential characteristics of each of the personality disorders in DSM-5® for clinical assessment. Describe how transference and countertransference can affect clinical management and treatment outcomes. Explore the boundary traps inherent in each of the personality disorder relationships as it relates to clinical treatment. Learn tools to assess treatability and manage client’s suicidality, self-injurious behavior and violence with clinical strategies. Evaluate the efficacy of various treatment methods for personality disorders including DBT and CBT. (7.5 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education credits)

Date/ Time: Wednesday, August 22, 2018; 8am-4pm
Location: Doubletree Rochester, Rochester, NY
Provider: Pesi, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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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: Thursday, August 23, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: OPWDD Monroe Developmental Center
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 16, 2018

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Defensive Documentation for Nurses

This 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 toward nurses.

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 26, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo, NY
Provider: LeMoyne College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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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, October 16, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Monroe Developmental Center, Rochester, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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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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