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PEF members, sign up for Public Service Workshop Programs in your area.

PEF members…Expand your mind, your craft, and your passion. Get it in gear by signing up for these PSWP important workshops in your area.

Capital DistrictManaging 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; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Clare Monteau LLC
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 24, 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_4956 or “4956” to locate the class.

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Capital District: 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; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Capital Region Language Center
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Click here to sign up for Professional Presentation Delivery Skills for Non-Native English Speakers in the SLMS (sign in required).You can also search Learning in the SLMS for PSWP_4960 or “4960” to locate the class.


Central: 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; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Location: Department of Transportation, Syracuse, NY
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 2, 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_4962 or “4962” to locate the class.


Long Island: 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: 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.


Long Island: 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.


New York City: 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; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Capital Region Language Center
Location: PEF NYC Regional Office, New York, NY
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 26, 2019

Click here to sign up for Professional Presentation Delivery Skills for Non-Native English Speakers in the SLMS (sign in required).You can also search Learning in the SLMS for PSWP_4959 or “4959” to locate the class.


New York City: Principles of Investigative Techniques

This two-day workshop provides employees with an introduction to the investigation process for purposes of fact-finding and information gathering in regards to compliance, violations, fraud, and abuse. The course covers four main topics: investigative interviewing, note taking, preparing investigative reports, and testifying. The course examines techniques for interviewing various subjects including: complainants, witnesses, victims, and employees. Additionally, participants will learn how to prepare for and conduct investigative interviews, strategies for detecting deception, when and how to take notes, how to prepare investigation reports using interview notes, and how to present testimony based on the investigation process. The workshop relies on interaction between the instructor and participants with case studies and practical exercises.

Date/Time: Monday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 6, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Monroe Community College
Location: PEF NYC Regional Office, New York, NY
Registration Deadline: Monday, July 29, 2019

Click here to sign up for Principles of Investigative Techniques in the SLMS (sign in required).You can also search Learning in the SLMS for PSWP_4950 or “4950” to locate the class.


Northern: 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: NYS OPWDD 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.


Northern: 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: NYS OPWDD 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.


Western: Principles of Investigative Techniques

This two-day workshop provides employees with an introduction to the investigation process for purposes of fact-finding and information gathering in regards to compliance, violations, fraud, and abuse. The course covers four main topics: investigative interviewing, note taking, preparing investigative reports, and testifying. The course examines techniques for interviewing various subjects including: complainants, witnesses, victims, and employees. Additionally, participants will learn how to prepare for and conduct investigative interviews, strategies for detecting deception, when and how to take notes, how to prepare investigation reports using interview notes, and how to present testimony based on the investigation process. The workshop relies on interaction between the instructor and participants with case studies and practical exercises.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Monroe Community College
Location: MCC Economic & Workforce Development Center, Rochester, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Click here to sign up for Principles of Investigative Techniques in the SLMS (sign in required).You can also search Learning in the SLMS for PSWP_4949 or “4949” to locate the class.


Western: 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, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Monroe Community College
Location: MCC Economic & Workforce Development Center, Rochester, NY
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 9, 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_4955 or “4955” to locate the class.