Upcoming NYS/UUP JLMC Workshops

A number of full-day professional development workshops are available courtesy of the New York State / United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Committees. The workshops will take place on Zoom.

If you’re interested in attending one or more of the workshops, please fill out the appropriate application and send it to nysuuplmc@oer.ny.gov. Note that the application deadline for each workshop is one week prior to the session.

All workshops run from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.

Global Cultural Diversity and Inclusion

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.


  • April 25, 2022
  • May 13, 2022
  • June 3, 2022
  • June 20, 2022

Civility in the Workplace

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, 2022
  • May 20, 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, 2022
  • May 24, 2022
  • June 14, 2022

Diversity in the Workplace

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.


  • April 29, 2022
  • May 11, 2022
  • June 8, 2022
  • June 10, 2022

Connect & Compromise

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.


  • April 27, 2022

For More Information

Please 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