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PSWP Workshops for PEF Members

PEF Members, The PSWP Workshops are offered to you. Take advantage of these important classes. RSVP now. Seating is limited. Workshops:

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, March 26, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM

Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center

Location: Capital District – PEF Member Benefits Program Office, Albany, NY

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Click here to sign up for Adapting to Change in the SLMS (sign in required).You can also search Learning in the SLMS for PSWP_4867 or “4867” to locate the class.


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, March 5, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM

Provider: Verhoef Training, Inc.

Location: New York City – PEF NYC Regional Office, New Y ork, NY

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Click here to sign up for Professional Writing: Mechanics in the SLMS (sign in required).You can also search Learning in the SLMS for PSWP_4874 or “4874” to locate the class.


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, March 6, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM

Provider: Verhoef Training, Inc.

Location: New York City – PEF NYC Regional Office, New York, NY

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Click here to sign up for Professional Writing: Composition in the SLMS (sign in required).You can also search Learning in the SLMS for PSWP_4875 or “4875” to locate the class.


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, March 19, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM

Provider: Clare Monteau LLC

Location: Long Island – DMV Long Island Regional Training Center, Massapequa, NY

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Click here to sign up for Professional Presentation Delivery Skills in the SLMS (sign in required).You can also search Learning in the SLMS for PSWP_4866 or “4866” to locate the class.


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: Wednesday, March 13, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM

Provider: Capital Region Language Center, LLC

Location: New York City – PEF NYC Regional Office, New York, NY

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Click here to sign up for Professional Writing: Mechanics for Non-Native English Speakers in the SLMS (sign in required).You can also search Learning in the SLMS for PSWP_4868 or “4868” to locate the class.


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
  • Overcoming Resistance
  • Building Coalitions
  • 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 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.

Dates and Times: May 14, 15, 16, 2019; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Attendance all three days is required.

Location: Binghamton, NY

Registration Deadline: April 23, 2019

Click here to sign up for the Aspiring Leaders Program in SLMS. To locate this workshop in the SLMS, search for the code PSWP_4872 or “4872”.