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

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

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 Emotional Intelligence
  • Effective Communication
  • 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.

NOTE: 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.

Attendance at all three days is REQUIRED.

Date/ Time: June 26, 27, 28, 2019; 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: NYS Tax & Finance, Latham, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019

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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 31, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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Professional Presentation Delivery Skills for Non-Native English Speakers

This workshop is designed for non-native English speakers 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 20, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Capital Region Language Center
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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Central 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, May 1, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: Greater Binghamton Health Center, Binghamton, NY
Provider: Verhoef, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) (with CEUs)

In this interactive workshop, participants will review the “nuts and bolts� of SBIRT, evidence-based screening tools, how to conduct a brief intervention that can reduce risky substance use consumption and facilitate referrals to treatment services. (6 approved LMSW/LCSW/LMHC/LMFT CEUs)

Date/ Time: Friday, May 17, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: Ithaca Extension Center, Ithaca, NY
Provider: Tompkins Cortland Community College
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019

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Long Island 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, May 30, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: DMV Training Center, Massapequa, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 23, 2019

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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)

In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of children and adolescents with ODD, ADHD, Asperger's, anxiety, mood and disruptive disorders provide constant challenges. Participants 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. (7.5 approved LMSW/LCSW/LMHC/LMFT CEUs)

Date/ Time: Thursday, May 16, 2019; 8am-4pm
Location: Radisson Martinique, NY, NY
Provider: PESI, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Professional Presentation Delivery Skills for Non-Native English Speakers

This workshop is designed for non-native English speakers 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, August 2, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: PEF NYC Regional Office
Provider: Capital Region Language Center
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 25, 2019

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Northern Region

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, June 19, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: Sunmount DDSO, Tupper Lake, NY
Provider: Verhoef, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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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: Thursday, June 20, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: Sunmount DDSO, Tupper Lake, NY
Provider: Verhoef, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 13, 2019

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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: Tuesday, August 27, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: Sunmount DDSO, Tupper Lake, NY
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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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: Thursday, August 29, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: Sunmount DDSO, Tupper Lake, NY
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Adapting to Change

In this workshop, 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, September 24, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: Sunmount DDSO, Tupper Lake, NY
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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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, September 26, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: Sunmount DDSO, Tupper Lake, NY
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Western Region

Adapting to Change

In this workshop, 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: Wednesday, July 10, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo, NY
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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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. Microsoft Excel 2013 will be used as a tool for learning about data analysis and the workshop will be held in a digital classroom where each participant has a computer for doing the exercises. Students should bring a USB (flash) drive to class to store the files that they will be using. 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 and Wednesday, July 16-17, 2019; 9am-4pm
Provider & Location: Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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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: Tuesday, July 23, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo, NY
Provider: Verhoef, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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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: Wednesday, August 21, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: NYS OPWDD, Rochester, NY
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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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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