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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 workshop to UUP-represented employees:

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.

June 1, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Presented virtually via Zoom

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 innovation in their organizations. Participants will learn about taking responsibility for the future of their teams; ways to create a trust-based culture using a person-centered approach and ways to sustain an environment of innovation and collaboration. Attendees will be able to reflect on their own leadership style and consider ways that they can leverage their strengths while developing other areas that might be less familiar for them. Workshop participants will be provided with the tools to create a personal plan for developing their leadership style  within their organizations.

Additional 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. Topics in this workshop include cross cultural diversity, generational diversity, education, social class, race, age, gender, religion, and other ways that diversity manifests and is also tacit in the workplace. Participants will come away from this workshop with an increased level of sophistication about difference and they will acquire skills in recognizing and valuing diversity in the workplace.

June 8 and June 10, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Presented virtually via Zoom

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. They will acquire skills in effective communication including attentive listening, effective messaging, empathy, and ways to identify the meaning and intention of verbal and non-verbal communication with the purpose of creating a meaningful sense of inclusion in the workplace. The participants will engage in several interactive critical incident analysis sessions in which they can explore and evaluate their own communication styles and take appropriate action for a meaningful intervention. They will also work on an action plan for ongoing refinement of their global communication skills and for sustaining an inclusive productive relationship with key stakeholders.

June 3 and June 21, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Presented virtually via Zoom

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.

Additional 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

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Contact NYS/UUP JLMC

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