Current PSWP Workshop Offerings

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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

AATBS eLearning for Social Workers (with CEUs)

Using online technology, The Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS) seeks to enhance the skills of professionals through highly effective education on content and conceptual knowledge relevant to their professions. Approved Licensed Master Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Social Worker continuing education credits 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).

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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

Aspiring Leaders Program Pilot

This three-day workshop provides participants with skills to lead teams and create motivating work environments that foster trust and accountability. Lecture, class discussion, and engaging activities address real-world issues.

Course topics Include:

  • Leading Self and Others
  • Leading with Authority
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Overcoming Resistance
  • Building Coalitions
  • Effective Communication
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Setting and Attaining Goals
  • Professionalism in the Workplace
  • Developing a Leadership Action Plan

Prior to the workshop, enrollees will be required to complete an online DiSC assessment and bring their results to the first day of class.

This workshop is open to PEF-represented employees in Grades 18-23 and M/C employees in Grades 18-M1. Supervisory approval is required. Former Leadership Development Program (LDP) graduates are not eligible to attend.

Date/ Time:June 18, 19, 20, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
Location: Albany, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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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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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

 

Working with Attachment Disordered Youth (with CEUs)

In this workshop, you will learn about the diagnostic criteria surrounding attachment disorders, intervention and support strategies for both youth and parents/guardians, and treatment methods that yield the greatest success. (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: Friday, June 1, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Ithaca Extension Center
Provider: Tompkins Cortland Community College
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 25, 2018

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The Immediate and Ongoing Consequences of Bullying (with CEUs)

In this workshop, you will learn what the most important consequences for children, adolescents, and adults are. What should we look for to identify children involved in bullying? What is the impact seen in adults and in adult relationships because of childhood bullying? (2 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education units)

Date/ Time: Tuesday, June 12, 2018; 2:30pm-5pm
Location: Cortland Extension Center
Provider: Tompkins Cortland Community College
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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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
Provider: LeMoyne College
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 18, 2018

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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: Thursday, August 23, 2018; 8am-4pm
Location: Crowne Plaza, Syracuse, NY
Provider: Pesi, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 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, October 10, 2018; 9amm-4pm
Location: Central NY DDSO
Provider: LeMoyne College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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Long Island Region

 

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Mid/Lower Hudson Region

 

 

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New York City Region

Oppositional, Defiant, and Disruptive Children and Adolescents: Non-medication Approaches to the Most Challenging Behaviors (with CEUs)

Children and adolescents with ODD, ADHD, Asperger's, anxiety, mood and disruptive disorders provide constant challenges. You will learn new and effective non-medication strategies for your clients' most challenging behaviors including: tantrums, running out/away, noncompliance, refusing to work/help, bullying, lack of follow through, and not following directions. Walk away with immediate strategies for out of control behaviors and techniques for emotional regulation along with long-term treatment strategies. With case studies and action-oriented handouts, you will leave this seminar with solutions to turn your most challenging kids around. (7.5 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor continuing education units)

Date/ Time: Wednesday, June 20, 2018; 8am-4pm
Location: Radisson Martinique on Broadway, New York, NY
Provider: Pesi, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 13, 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.

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

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Professional Presentation Delivery Skills

This one day workshop on making effective presentations, guidelines for crafting and making effective presentations, the role of the speaker, and how to manage nervousness.

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

Data Analysis

This two-day workshop will help participants develop skills for visualizing and analyzing data. Topics include 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. Data sets are provided for practice in building statistical analysis skills.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with Excel, including knowing how to enter simple formulas and use built-in functions. An introductory statistics course is recommended.

Date/ Time: Tuesday, June 19 & Wednesday, June 20, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location/ Provider: Monroe COmmunity College, Rochester, NY
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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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: Tuesday, August 21, 2018; 8am-4pm
Location: Embassy Suites, Buffalo, NY
Provider: Pesi, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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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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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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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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