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Professional Development

Help With Certification and Licensure Fees

The New York State/United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Committees (NYS/UUP JLMC) is pleased to announce two programs to help UUP-represented employees with the costs of attaining and renewing certifications, licenses or designations which are related to their profession or necessary for promotional opportunities and career mobility within the State University of New York (SUNY).

The Certification and Licensure Exam Fee Reimbursement (CLEFR) program assists employees with the cost of attaining initial certifications, licenses or designations.

Certification and Licensure Reimbursement Program-Renewals (CLRP-Renewals) reimburses the fees for certification, licensure, and designation renewals.

Additional information pertaining to the two programs, including eligibility and the application process is available at: https://oer.ny.gov/nysuupjlmc and in the attached flyer. If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact NYS/UUP JLMC staff at 518-486-4666 or email at: nysuupclrp-renewal@oer.ny.gov.

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Professional Development

January 31, 2024 Deadline for IDA Applications

There is a  January 31, 2024, deadline for IDA applications re: activities between July 02, 2023 and  December 31, 2023.  For details please see the announcement for these IDA applications (PDF).  Below are the links to the IDA application and the guidelines.  Please use this email address to submit your application: IDA@SUNYEmpire.edu.

IDA Application

IDA Guidelines

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General Professional Development

UUP/IDA Awards 2023-2024

New York State/United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Committee Individual Development Awards (IDA)

IDA awards are one way in which full or part-time employees can support their professional development/activities. Any member of the bargaining unit (faculty and professional employees) can apply.

As per the guidelines provided by the UUP IDA Joint Labor-Management Committee website, proposed projects/activities, which support professional development, can include:

  • Basic, applied, or historical research
  • Curriculum or instructional material development
  • Workshop, seminar internship or course work not covered by the Tuition Assistance program or SUNY tuition waiver
  • Conference participation or attendance
  • Preparation of material for publication
  • Grant Proposal development
  • Artistic or creative endeavors
  • Other work-related professional/scholarly development projects or activities

Members of the chapter can apply for up to $2000/academic year for up to two projects.

The exact dollar amount awarded will be determined based on the number of applications received. Please make sure that your application includes a detailed budget to be considered.

IDA Program Guidelines for 2023-2024

IDA Program Application for 2023-2024

Submit your application to IDA@sunyempire.edu.

Activities will be reviewed in two cycles:

  • Cycle #1: Activities between July 2, 2023 and December 31 2023. Applications due on January 31, 2024
  • Cycle #2: Activities between January 1, 2024 and July 1, 2024. Applications due on April 30, 2024
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Professional Development

Expand Your Microsoft Office Knowledge With FREE Online Learning

The Empire KnowledgeBank (EKB) has over 10,000 resources, including books, audiobooks, courses, and videos.

Microsoft Office topics available through EKB include:

  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)Certification
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • SharePoint
  • OneNote

To apply for an EKB license:

EKB License Guidelines (ny.gov) and EKB License Application (ny.gov)

For more information, download the flyer.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion General Professional Development

FREE Professional Development Opportunities

Books, Courses and Videos Anytime, Anywhere, 24/7 Access

Online eLearning is perfect for busy professionals and academics. Empire Knowledgebank (EKB) eLearning program allows employees to access eLearning products provided by Skillsoft Percipio.

Get your free license today!

What would you like to learn?

Empire Knowledgebank (EKB) has 1000’s of learning opportunities.

  • A refresher on Microsoft products?
  • Time management?
  • Leadership skills?
  • Respectful Communication?
  • Project Management?

EKB also offers Certifications:

  • Human Resources Certification (HRCI)
  • CompTIA
  • Digital Marketing Institute
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Microsoft Office

And many more!

For more information, download this general flyer.

Featured training for August 2023 is topics in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): download the DEI flyer.

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Professional Development

FREE Professional Development Opportunities

Books, Courses and Videos Anytime, Anywhere, 24/7 Access

Online eLearning is perfect for busy professionals and academics. Empire Knowledgebank (EKB) eLearning program allows employees to access eLearning products provided by Skillsoft Percipio.

Get your free license today!

What would you like to learn?

Empire Knowledgebank (EKB) has 1000’s of learning opportunities.

  • A refresher on Microsoft products?
  • Time management?
  • Leadership skills?
  • Respectful Communication?
  • Project Management?

EKB also offers Certifications:

  • Human Resources Certification (HRCI)
  • CompTIA
  • Digital Marketing Institute
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Microsoft Office

And many more!

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Professional Development

UUP/IDA Awards 2022-2023

New York State/United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Committee Individual Development Awards (IDA)

IDA awards are one way in which full or part-time employees can support their professional development/activities. Any member of the bargaining unit (faculty and professional employees) can apply.

We have not yet received our allocation for 2022-2023, but we know, contractually, that these awards will be available.

Because the UUP contract expired on 01 July, the program has been given a nine- month extension. Thus, our allocation will cover the period 01 July to 31 March. We expect to receive the precise number early in the fall.

We have divided the year into two cycles. Cycle #1 includes activities between 01 July and 14 November. Applications for funding of activities during that period are due by 01 November.

Cycle #2 includes activities between 15 November and 31 March. Applications for funding of activities during that period are due by 18 March.

After our committee reviews applications, we forward our recommendations to the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) for final approval. Once applications are approved by GOER, applicants will receive email notification.

As per the guidelines provided by the UUP IDA Joint Labor-Management Committee website, proposed projects/activities, which support professional development, can include:

  • Basic, applied, or historical research
  • Curriculum or instructional material development
  • Workshop, seminar internship or course work not covered by the Tuition Assistance program or SUNY tuition waiver
  • Conference participation or attendance
  • Preparation of material for publication
  • Grant Proposal development
  • Artistic or creative endeavors
  • Other work-related professional/scholarly development projects or activities

Members of the chapter can apply for up to $1000/academic year for one project.

The exact dollar amount awarded will be determined based on the number of applications received. Please make sure that your application includes a detailed budget to be considered.

Please also note that IDA funds can be used to supplement funding already received through the SUNY Empire Faculty Development Fund or Professional Development Fund.

All applications will be reviewed soon after the application deadline date by the committee that has been appointed by both labor and management: John Beckem (co-chair), Alan Mandell (co-chair), Carl Burkart, Sherri Newell, Veronica O’Geen, and Brian Carolan. Stacey Turner supports the committee’s work.

All applications must be signed by the applicant and should be emailed to Stacey Turner (stacey.turner@esc.edu) (Note: The application does not require a dean/associate dean’s signature.)

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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 nysuuplmc@oer.ny.gov.

For more information contact NYS/UUP JLMC:

Email: nysuuplmc@oer.ny.gov
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.

Dates:

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.

Dates

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.

Dates:

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

Dates:

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. 

Dates:

May 13