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 Association (CSEA).
New York State & CSEA Partnership
The New York State & CSEA Partnership (formerly CSEA's Labor Education Action Program
LEAP) offers members opportunities to advance both personally and professionally.
In 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 desktop and opened and completed in Microsoft Word. The PDF file
can be printed and filled out by hand.
NYS-CSEA Tuition Benefits Application Form (Word format)
NYS-CSEA Tuition Benefits Application Form (PDF format; requires Acrobat or other PDF viewer)
Public Service 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
The Consortium 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 program’s 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.
For More Information
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.