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Choose from 5 workshops. RSVP now. Seating is limited. PSWP Workshops for PEF Members are as follows:

PEF Members, The PSWP Workshops are offered to you. Take advantage of these important classes. Choose from 5 workshops. RSVP now. Seating is limited. PSWP Workshops for PEF Members are as follows:

WORKSHOP 1: 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.  Offered on the following dates and locations by Clare Monteau, LLC.
Please sign up for only one session. Registering for more than one session will delay processing.

Course topics include:

  • Leading Self and Others
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • 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.

NOTE: 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.

WORKSHOP 1: Aspiring Leaders Program
Dates: May 7, 8 and 9, 2019
Attendance all three days is REQUIRED.
Time: 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Location: Professional Development Program
Albany, NY
Registration Deadline: 4/15/19
Search in SLMS by Class ID: 4871 OR Click here to access: 4871


Dates: June 4, 5 and 6, 2019
Attendance all three days is REQUIRED.
Time: 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Location: Professional Development Program
Albany, NY
Registration Deadline: 5/10/19
Search in SLMS by Class ID: 4873 OR Click here to access: 4873


Dates: June 26, 27 and 28, 2019
Attendance all three days is REQUIRED.
Time: 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Location: NYS Tax & Finance
Latham, NY
Registration Deadline: 5/31/19
Search in SLMS by Class ID:4922 OR Click here to access: 4922


WORKSHOP 2: Preparing Written Communication for Executives
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 9am – 4pm
Provider: SUNY Adirondack
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

This interactive workshop is designed for employees who regularly communicate with executive leadership in written form. Learn and practice strategies for preparing high level communications that are clear, concise, and grammatically correct. Including proper sentence structure. Learn about the use of persuasive writing skills such as diplomacy, tact, and the appropriate level of detail when communicating with members of the executive level.

Participants will have the opportunity to put the techniques learned into practice and will receive feedback from the instructor. Also included is the importance of proofreading and how to avoid typos and basic grammatical errors.


WORKSHOP 3: 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; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Location: Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 3, 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_4939 or “4939” to locate the class.


WORKSHOP 4: 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, May 15, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Verhoef Training, Inc.
Location: PEF NYC Regional Office, New York, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 8, 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_4925 or “4925” to locate the class.


WORKSHOP 5: 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, May 16, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Verhoef Training, Inc.
Location: PEF NYC Regional Office, New York, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 9, 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_4926 or “4926” to locate the class.


WORKSHOP 6: 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, June 20, 2019; 9 AM to 4 PM
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Location: PEF NYC Regional Office, New York, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 13, 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_4927 or “4927” to locate the class.

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