Diversity, Equity and Inclusion General Professional Development

NYS/UUP JLMC Professional Development Workshops

Professional development workshops are being offered by New York State/United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Committees (NYS/UUP JLMC).

All workshops will be held virtually via Zoom, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The application deadline is one week before the workshop.

Send the completed Workshop Application to

For more information contact NYS/UUP JLMC:

Phone: 518.486.4666
Mail: Agency Building 2, 8th Fl
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223

The workshops and dates are listed below.

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.


May 17
May 20

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 co-workers. 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 re-frame 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.


May 4, 2022
June 1, 2022

Developing the Leader Within

This one-day workshop is intended to provide participants with an opportunity to acquire knowledge about models of leadership and acquire insights about their own strengths and areas for development. Participants will gain knowledge of models of leadership, and they will be able to interactively reflect on their own leadership style and consider ways that they can leverage the strengths of their style, as well as to develop and refine areas that might be less familiar for them. Participants will learn about leadership as a process of influence, and they will learn about the different roles of a leader. After this workshop participants will be able to reflect and plan what
they want to work on as leaders within their organizations.


May 10
May 24
June 14

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


May 11
June 8
June 10

Global Cultural Diversity and 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. 


May 13