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

Alzheimer's and Dementia End of Life Care. It's been a long journey (with CEUs)

This interactive workshop will provide best practice methods and recommendation to help inform and guide end of life care when the patient has dementia. Families and caregivers may come to you with anticipatory grief, compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout. Very often caregivers have been assisting their loved one for many years. Alzheimer's and dementia is a neurodegenerative disease that takes many years to develop. We'll talk about the impact of retrogenesis, dealing with difficult behaviors and how relationships are redefined throughout the progression of the disease. Families of choice, gender identity, and culturally competent practices will be discussed as it relates to dementia care. You'll leave this workshop with practical tips and strategies that will enhance and compliment your expertise in providing the best care and support for the families that come to you at perhaps, the most important time in their lives to preserve the dignity and quality of life at the end of life. (3 approved LMSW/LCSW/LMHC CEUs)

Date/ Time: Monday, July 1, 2019; 9am-12pm
Location: UAlbany Downtoan Campus, Albany, NY
Provider: University at Albany School of Social Welfare
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 24, 2019

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Advancing Equity for ACE Response: An Integral Approach for Policy Equity and Societal Transformation (with CEUs)

The goal of this workshop is to offer a holistic approach to addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) by creating cross-sector linkages to advance equity as key to addressing individual, family, and community trauma. Without addressing equity, ACE Response is partial, with agency/community leaders and trauma treatment providers missing crucial opportunities for truly comprehensive response. This workshop provides the tools to advance equity in order to fully address continuous traumatization due to social and systemic disparities. Furthermore, this workshop will offer tools to analyze how equitable policies affect ACE/trauma prevention and intervention activities, as well as how to design ACE Response approaches that involve advancing equity in policy and practice in order to identify viable, real-world solutions. (6.5 approved LMSW/LCSW/LMHC CEUs)

Date/ Time: Thursday, July 25, 2019; 9am-4:30pm
Location: UAlbany Downtoan Campus, Albany, NY
Provider: University at Albany School of Social Welfare
Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 18, 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

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, July 9, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: Department of Transportation, Syracuse, NY
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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Long Island Region

 

 

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Mid/Lower Hudson 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: Tuesday, August 28, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, New Windsor, NY
Provider: Capital Region Language Center
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 21, 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: Thursday, September 5, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: Eleanor Roosevelt State Office Building, Poughkeepsie, NY
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 29, 2019

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New York City Region

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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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, September 17, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: PEF NYC Regional Office
Provider: Verhoef, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 10, 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: Tuesday, September 24, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: PEF NYC Regional Office
Provider: Verhoef, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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Northern 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: 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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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, July 24, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo, NY
Provider: Verhoef, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 17, 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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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: Monday, September 9, 2019; 9am-4pm
Location: OPWDD Monroe Developmental Center, Rochester, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 2, 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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