Opportunities for Union Members
The School of Professional Development offers computer training,
professional workshops and personal development programs for members of
the professional, scientific and technical bargaining unit of the Public
Employees Federation (PEF) and for members of Civil Service Employees
New York State & CSEA
The New York State & CSEA Partnership (formerly CSEA's Labor Education Action
LEAP) offers members opportunities to advance both personally and professionally.
1991, LEAP expanded its program to include non-credit courses. Most job-related
courses at the provider's institutions are available.
Members are eligible for two tuition benefits during the
2005-2006 program year. The 2005-2006 form is available in two file formats:
Word and PDF. The Word document can be saved to your
in Microsoft Word. The PDF file can be printed and filled out by hand.
Benefits Application Form (Word format)
Benefits Application Form (PDF
format; requires Acrobat or
other PDF viewer)
Workshop Programs For PEF Members
New York State's Public Service Workshop Program offers computer training
and professional workshops designed to meet the changing needs of the
53,000 state employees who are members of the professional, scientific
and technical bargaining unit of the Public Employees Federation (PEF).
Workshops - below is a shortened listing of workshops that have been offered
in the past.
For a current schedule of available courses, email SPD,
call 631.632.7071 or speak with your union representative.
In addition to computer training, past courses have included:
- Conflict Management
- Counseling Skills for At-Risk Populations
- Customer Service Skills and the State Employee
- Developing and Enhancing Professional Occupational Skills
- Diversity Training
- Ethics Workshop
- Intercultural Communications
- Legal Issues for Nurses
- PowerPoint for Engineers
- Professional Writing
- Systematic Assessment and Interventions
- Technical Writing for Engineers
- Tools and Techniques for Trainers
for Workforce Education
The School of Professional Development is a training provider for the
Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Workforce Development Center
adult education program. The programs aim is to enhance the skills
and abilities of union members and their families. All union members,
union and benefit fund staff, their spouses, and retirees are eligible
to take part in these classes. All courses are provided at no cost to
the union, the member and spouse.
Classes are scheduled upon request and are offered days,
evenings, and weekends. Courses include computer training and career development
and are described in this website.
Interested individuals should contact their union representative
to find out if they are eligible to participate in the program. For additional
program information and course scheduling, contact Frank Esposito in the
SPD office, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631.632.7226.
If you would like additional information regarding any of the programs
the Division of Career Development offers, email the Division
of Career Development or call 631.632.7071.