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Welcome

Webinars allow you the opportunity to learn from the convenience of your office or home. You will need a telephone or computer speakers to access the audio portion of the webinar and a computer with an Internet connection to access the visual portion.

How to Register for Webinars

Employees can register for webinars through the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS), https://nyslearn.ny.gov, or by completing the Partnership's application form one page 3 of the flyer. Note: For additional resources on how to use SLMS visit the Enroll through SLMS resource page.

If you register for a webinar and do not receive a notification ten days before its scheduled date, please call the Partnership at (518) 486-7814 or, for areas outside the Capital Region, call (800) 253-4332.

Eligibility

Employees are eligible to participate in webinar courses if they are:

Workforce Development Competencies

Workforce development competencies are job-based skills employees need in order to succeed across a wide variety of occupations. The Partnership has identified a set of standards to serve as a reference for employees and supervisors in selecting courses that are relevant to professional and personal development and are supportive of agency missions and efforts.
Our Course and Webinar Competency Chart is designed to provide a useful reference for determining which of the many Partnership courses will enhance skills in any of the six foundational competency categories.


Communication & Interpersonal Relations  Computer Skills and Technology

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving  Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Math

Interpersonal and Customer Relations  Interpersonal and Customer Relations

 Professionalism and Self-Management  Professionalism and Self-Management

 Trades, Safety, and Risk Management   Trades, Safety, and Risk Management

Verbal and Written Communication   Verbal and Written Communication


Getting Organized: Time, Tasks, and Life
July 7, 2021 • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5225

Reading & Locating Information

This webinar helps employees discover ways to effectively manage work assignments and personal responsibilities. By the end of the class, participants will be able to:

Job Etiquette
July 8, 2021 • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5226

Reading & Locating Information

Job etiquette refers to good manners and proper behavior that are essential to one's professional growth. This webinar focuses on proper conduct in a work environment and will cover such topics as appropriate communication, behavior, and dress. Participants will:

Microsoft Outlook 2016: Managing Contacts and Tasks
July 13, 2021 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5227

Reading & Locating Information

This webinar will teach you how to manage contacts and tasks using Microsoft Outlook. Topics include creating and editing contacts using the address book, creating and organizing tasks, and identifying the best practices of using these features. Participants will:

Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls for the Outdoor Worker
July 13, 2021 • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5228

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

In this webinar, participants will learn about preventing slips, trips, and falls when working outdoors. Topics include common causes, proper footwear, safe pathways, gaits, and appropriate surfaces. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Dealing with Stress
July 14, 2021 • 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5229

Reading & Locating Information

This course will help employees recognize and manage the stress of balancing work and life demands. Participants will learn about the impact of stress, practice stress-reduction techniques, and discover ways to manage stress at home and at work. By the end of the class, participants will be able to:

Better Team Skills
July 14, 2021 • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5230

Reading & Locating Information

Are you a team player? Do you enjoy group projects or dread them? In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of teamwork and some things you can do to improve your experience working in teams. Participants will:

Best Practices in Resume and Interviewing Preparation
July 15, 2021 • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5231

Reading & Locating Information

Have you ever wondered what information to include on your resume? Are you a job seeker who is worried about how to answer those difficult interview questions, or keep your nerves under control? If so, this webinar will be a good starting point. It will cover the basics on how to present your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a professional way, whether on paper or in-person. By the end of the class, participants will be able to:

Designing Dynamic Presentations
July 20, 2021 • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5232

Reading & Locating Information

This webinar shows participants how to avoid creating dull and uninteresting presentations. By using Microsoft PowerPoint to demonstrate best practices in planning and design, participants will gain knowledge about how to create memorable and powerful presentations. Participants do not need to have the PowerPoint software on their computer to participate in the webinar, but familiarity with its basic tools and features is recommended. By the end of the class, participants will be able to:

Writing Effectively
July 21, 2021 • 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5233

Professionalism & Self-Management

This webinar helps participants identify techniques for planning and organizing their writing. After the webinar, participants will submit their writing samples to the instructor for individual assistance and constructive feedback. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

Problem Solving - A Six Step Process
July 21, 2021 • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5234

Reading & Locating Information

Are you looking for a tool to help you resolve workplace problems? This webinar will introduce you to the Six-Step Problem-Solving Process: a simple method you can apply to typical problems in the workplace. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

Professionalism in the Digital Age
July 22, 2021 • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5235

Reading & Locating Information

This webinar introduces the rules-of-the-road for popular forms of digital workplace communication. It will identify professional practices for use of email, instant messaging, voicemail, cell phones, and social media. By the end of the class, participants will be able to:

Take Control of Your Time
July 26, 2021 • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5236

Reading & Locating Information

This course helps employees regain control of their work day and better plan their time. By the end of the class, participants will be able to:

Professional Email That Gets Results
July 27, 2021 • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5237

Communication and Interpersonal Relations

Many people receive a huge amount of email a day. If you want your email to be read (or replied to), you need to write it well. This webinar will discuss strategies to help you write clear, professional messages that will get attention. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

Introduction to Critical Thinking
July 28, 2021 • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5238

Professionalism & Self-Management

Are you interested in improving your critical thinking skills but don't know where to start? This webinar will introduce you to the basics of critical thinking, help you assess issues from a different perspective, and provide you tools to apply in different situations. Participants will:

Communicating With Confidence
July 28, 2021 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5239

Reading & Locating Information

This webinar introduces participants to interpersonal communication skills and focuses on speaking with confidence. The basic elements of the communication model will be reviewed along with verbal and non-verbal communication. This webinar was designed to help participants increase their level of confidence when communicating at work. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Get More Done With Keyboard Shortcuts
July 29, 2021 • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5240

Reading & Locating Information

This webinar will present participants with ways to become more productive and get more done by using Windows functions and shortcuts. Participants will be able to explain keyboard shortcuts, functions, and modifiers. The skills developed in this course will help participants identify the most essential shortcuts to help them work smarter - not harder. Finally, participants will be introduced to best practices to help them work more effectively. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

Avoiding Common Punctuation and Grammar Mistakes
August 3, 2021 • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5241

Reading & Locating Information

Do you feel worried about making grammar mistakes when you write? When used correctly, grammar and punctuation make your writing easier to understand and can help improve your professional image. This course will pinpoint some of the most common errors that people make in business writing and demonstrate how to correct them. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Merit System: Examinations and Eligible Lists
August 4, 2021 • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5242

Reading & Locating Information

Have you ever read a Civil Service exam announcement and been unsure about your eligibility? Have you ever wondered how eligible lists are created and how an agency uses them to fill positions? Do you know what eligible lists you are on? If you have ever asked any of these questions, this webinar is for you. By the end of the class, participants will be able to:

Using the Tuition Benefits Program
August 5, 2021 • 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R7_5243

Reading & Locating Information

NOTE: This webinar is open only to CSEA-represented New York State employees.

Interested in returning to school to work on a degree but not sure how to pay for it? Interested in taking courses to become eligible for a Civil Service examination or to improve your current job skills? This webinar provides information and advice about using the Partnership's Tuition Benefits Program to help pay for courses. Participants will: