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Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Opportunities

The New York State/United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Executive Committee is pleased to announce opportunities to further promote professional development for UUP-represented employees.

Upcoming Workshops

SUNY System-Wide Staff Development Workshops

NYS/UUP JLMC presents a free, one-day virtual workshop to UUP-represented employees:

Global Cultural Diversity & Inclusion: Communicating Effectively in a World of Difference

In this survey-level workshop, participants will develop a practical understanding of the complexity of effective communication in organizational settings where they need to work every day with colleagues, students, and other stakeholders who are culturally diverse and come from various international backgrounds and all walks of life. Participants will learn about the differences and similarities in key national cultural systems represented in our increasingly global workplace.

January 31, 2023

More dates coming soon


Developing the Leader Within 

Build your unique strengths as a leader to inspire, motivate, and develop others through a person-centered approach. Leadership is about achieving results through other people. This one-day workshop provides participants with an opportunity to learn about inspiring, motivating and developing others; how to promote teamwork and collaboration; techniques for communicating effectively and inclusively with credibility; and ways to guide, change, and provide innovative solutions in their organizations.

New Dates Coming Soon


Diversity: Learning How to Leverage Difference at Work

This one-day workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about different models of diversity which include primary and secondary types of diversity. Participants will acquire awareness and understanding of a variety of dimensions of diversity including but not limited to demographics.

New Dates Coming Soon


Workplace Civility

In this one-day workshop participants will acquire knowledge and awareness of the benefits of a positive, respectful workplace environment. Participants will, through a combination of facilitator presentation, small group discussion, and interactive exercises, acquire an understanding of how to contribute to a respectful, collegial, positive workplace and how to co-create the type of workplace that brings out the best in people so that they can flourish in their careers.

New Dates Coming Soon


Connect and Compromise: How to Navigate Workplace Conflict

In this workshop you will learn to effectively manage conflict by building on the positive aspects of your communication style while balancing the personalities and preferences of your coworkers. Through interactive exercises and role-playing opportunities, you will deepen your understanding of functional communication and help others feel more supported at work. Upon conclusion of this training, you will gain the ability to reframe responses and attitudes to resolve differences in a more collaborative manner because when people can honestly express their ideas and opinions, they feel more supported and satisfied in their work environment.

New Dates Coming Soon


To apply, complete a workshop application, which may be accessed at Workshop Application, and submit to to [email protected].

If you need additional information or have any questions, contact NYS/UUP JLMC by:

Email: [email protected] 
Phone: (518) 486-4666

NYS/UUP JLMC Workshop Application

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Contact us by phone:

Telephone:  (518) 486-4666

Contact us by email:

Mailing Address:

NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committees
2 Empire State Plaza, 8th Floor
Albany, New York 12223

Contact us by fax:

(518) 486-9220