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Computer Security Training

Do you use the Internet? Do you get emails?  Are you concerned about the data breaches in the news (Target, Home Depot, Chase, etc.)?  Do you want to be able to better protect both your own data, and the data you are entrusted with at New Paltz? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this training is for you!


>> Any faculty/staff who use Banner
>> ALL new faculty and staff
>> Anyone who has ever gotten a computer virus
>> Anyone who has not attended a previous computer security session

  • 2 - 3 p.m. Feb. 3 - SUB 418
  • 2 - 3 p.m. Feb. 5 - SUB 418

Writing in Style - Grammar Review:

This two-part workshop will review the basics of writing style, simplification, proofreading, and some common grammatical errors.  Following each session, the instructor will be available to meet with attendees to answer their questions and review their writing.

  • 10 a.m. - noon Feb. 23 and March 2 (Snow date March 9)
    Note: You must attend both sessions of this two-part workshop

Day 1: Overview of Grammar & Style – "Top 10" List and More

This session includes a review of key grammar rules and common errors, an overview of style guides and how to use them, and a discussion of proofreading techniques.

Day 2: Editing Yourself and Your Colleagues

This session goes into greater depth around basic editing principles and delves into techniques for writing efficiently and with precision: avoiding run-on sentences, choppy writing, jargon, and confusing constructions. We'll also review samples of good writing and talk about what makes them good.

About the instructor: Barbara Kancelbaum is a communications consultant with more than 20 years' experience in writing and editing for nonprofit organizations.

Effective Telephone Skills:

We use the phone every day, but what is the message we're giving to callers?  How do you deal with "difficult" callers?  In this workshop we'll review some of the basics of managing telephone inquiries, and then share ideas for successfully handling demanding, angry, or overly talkative callers.

  • Check back for new schedule; also available on request

Workplace Violence Prevention:

All employees are required to review Workplace Violence Prevention annually (i.e., each calendar year).  Employees may meet this requirement either through online training or by attending instructor-led sessions.  For more information, please send an email to

(Approximate Length of Training: 1 hour)
Available on request

Civility in the Workplace:

(Approximate Length of Training: 1 hour)
Available on request

Online Courses, Webinars, and NYS Professional Development Programs

Understanding the Merit System:
Career mobility options for classified employees are governed by the Merit System. This workshop teaches State employees how the Merit System works and is facilitated by a representative from the NYS Career Mobility Office.  Topics covered include: The Importance of Taking Examinations; Eligible Lists and the Selection Process; Leaves of Absence; Probation; Voluntary Transfers; Reinstatements.

Pre-registration is required; to enroll, please send an email to

  • 1-4:30 p.m. - Feb. 18

NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education & Training Skills for Success Courses for CSEA-Represented Employees 

(Click on the link to view the Spring 2015 catalog.)

NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education & Training Targeted Tuition Pilot Program for Microsoft® Office Suite 

This program provides tuition assistance to CSEA-represented New York State Executive Branch employees who wish to take a Microsoft® Office Suite course.  This is a pilot program and will run until March 31, 2015.
(Click on the link to download a brochure with more information.)

Welding Program: Targeted Tuition Program for CSEA-Represented NYS OSU Employees

This pilot program provides tuition assistance to CSEA-represented NYS OSU Employees.  (Click on link for more information.)

NYS 2014-2015 Professional Development Programs For PEF-Represented New York State Employees

(Click on the above link for more information.)

NYS & CSEA Partnership Archived Webinars

Recorded webinars are available for download.
(Click on the above link for more information.)

NYS-Balance Online Courses:

Access 98 interactive online courses covering a range of personal and professional growth topics. Most courses can be completed within 30-45 minutes.
(Click on the above link for more information.)

NYS-Balance Webinars:

Monthly one-hour webinars on a range of practical work and life topics. Register in advance or view later online. (Click on the above link for more information.) Note that all webinars are archived and can be accessed through the NYS-Balance webpage. Use Username: nys and Password: balance).

The NYS-Balance theme for January is "Get Your Head In the Game: Focusing On the Now". The free monthly webinar, "The Mind-Body Connection" will be offered on Thursday, January 15 in two 30-minutes sessions, from 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  • To register, go to the NYS-Balance homepage at: and enter username: nys and password: balance
  • If you are not available for the webinar, remember all the webinars are archived on the NYS-Balance site.


>> Performance Programs and Evaluations for Supervisors of UUP-Represented Employees
Supervisor Training Part 1-UUP
  • Check back for schedule; also available on request

>> Performance Programs and Evaluations for Supervisors of CSEA-Represented Employees
Supervisor Training Part 1-CSEA

  • Check back for schedule; also available on request

>> Counseling and Counseling Memos for Supervisors
Supervisor Training Part 2

  • Check back for schedule; also available on request

>GOER Supervisor's Guide to Counseling
>Counseling Memo Template


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