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PSWP Workshops available for PEF Members. Sign up for your classes today.

A variety of PSWP Workshops continue to be made available for PEF Members in the Capital District, Binghamton, Long Island, and Tupper Lake. Sign up for your classes today.

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, May 14, 2019 and Wednesday May 15, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider/Location: Capital District, MicroKnowledge, Inc., Latham, NY
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Click here to sign up for Data Analysis in the SLMS (sign in required).You can also search Learning in the SLMS for PSWP_4945 or “4945” 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, May 1, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Capital Region Language Center, LLC
Location: Central, Greater Binghamton Health Center, Binghamton, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 24, 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_4930 or “4930” to locate the class.


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, June 11, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Location: Central, Greater Binghamton Health Center, Binghamton, NY
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Click here to sign up for Conflict Resolution in the SLMS (sign in required).You can also search Learning in the SLMS for PSWP_4940 or “4940” to locate the class.


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, May 29, 2019; 9AM to 4 PM
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Location: Long Island, DMV Long Island Regional Training Center, Massapequa, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 22, 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_4946 or “4946” 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: Thursday, May 30, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Clare Monteau LLC
Location: Long Island, DMV Long Island Regional Training Center, Massapequa, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 23, 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_4947 or “4947” to locate the class.

Professional Writing: Composition for Non-Native English Speakers: This workshop provides participants with 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 and the barriers to clear writing in the English language by non-native English speakers.

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Clare Monteau LLC
Location: DMV Long Island Regional Training Center, Massapequa, NY
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Click here to sign up for Professional Writing: Composition for Non-Native English Speakers in the SLMS (sign in required).You can also search Learning in the SLMS for PSWP_4948 or “4948” 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: Wednesday, June 19, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Verhoef Training, Inc.
Location: Northern, Sunmount DDSO Talent Development & Training, Tupper Lake, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 12, 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_4931 or “4931” 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: Thursday, June 20, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Verhoef Training, Inc.
Location: Northern, Sunmount DDSO Talent Development & Training, Tupper Lake, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 13, 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_4932 or “4932” to locate the class.


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; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Location: Northern, Sunmount DDSO Talent Development & Training, Tupper Lake, NY
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Click here to sign up for Conflict Resolution in the SLMS (sign in required).You can also search Learning in the SLMS for PSWP_4951 or “4951” to locate the class.


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; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Location: Northern, Sunmount DDSO Talent Development & Training, Tupper Lake, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 22, 2019

Click here to sign up for Managing Multiple Priorities in the SLMS (sign in required).You can also search Learning in the SLMS for PSWP_4952 or “4952” to locate the class.


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; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Location: Northern, Sunmount DDSO Talent Development & Training, Tupper Lake, NY
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 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_4953 or “4953” to locate the class.


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; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Location: Northern, Sunmount DDSO Talent Development & Training, Tupper Lake, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Click here to sign up for Decision Making and Critical Thinking in the SLMS (sign in required).You can also search Learning in the SLMS for PSWP_4954 or “4954” to locate the class.