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PSWP Workshops for PEF Members in the Capital District & New York City

PSWP Workshops for PEF Members in the Capital District and New York City.

Public Service Workshop Programs in the following disciplines: Structured Query Language (SQL) Basics; Professional Writing: Mechanics, and; Professional Writing: Composition. Sign up for the workshops listed here in your location.

Structured Query Language (SQL) Basics. This workshop will cover the basics of SQL to effectively transform information contained in databases into information that is usable by report writers, web sites or other mediums. Lectures and exercises will focus on extracting and manipulating information from databases through SQL. The workshop assumes that users have a basic understanding of relational database concepts.

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 30, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider/ Location/Capital District: MicroKnowledge, Inc., Latham, NY
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Click here to sign up for Structured Query Language (SQL) Basics in the SLMS (sign in required). You can also search Learning in the SLMS for PSWP_5012 or “5012” 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, September 17, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Verhoef Training, Inc.
Location/New York City: PEF NYC Regional Office, New York, NY
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 10, 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_4976 or “4976” 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: Tuesday, September 24, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Verhoef Training, Inc.
Location: PEF NYC Regional Office, New York, NY
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 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_4978 or “4978” 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/New York City: PEF NYC Regional Office, New York, 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_4980 or “4980” to locate the class.