After a long hiatus, the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER), Workforce and Organizational Development Unit (WODU) is pleased to announce the return of the Workforce Development Opportunities workshops. We are offering a number of new workshops as well as several favorites, to give employees across the State an opportunity to attend.

We would like to thank the agencies and facilities that are hosting these workshops. This has enabled us to hold the workshops in many different locations across the State.


The Workforce Development Opportunities workshops are designed for employees in the Administrative Services Unit; Operational Services Unit; Institutional Services Unit; the Division of Military and Naval Affairs Unit; the Professional, Scientific and Technical (PS&T) Unit; and M/C employees. The workshops have been divided into two categories: Workshops for All Employees and Workshops for Supervisors and Managers.


For your convenience, we have included applications form in this booklet. If you need additional forms copy the enclosed forms or download one from the GOER web site at

Please read the workshop descriptions carefully before applying for a workshop. Do not apply for a workshop unless you can attend the entire workshop. All workshops require supervisory approval.

We receive a high volume of faxes; therefore we ask you not call us to see if we received your fax. A confirmation letter and directions to the workshop location will be e-mailed or faxed to you approximately two weeks prior to the workshop if you are accepted. You will also be informed if you are placed on a wait list.

You may mail or fax your application to:

GOER/Central Registration
2 Empire State Plaza, 7th Floor
Albany New York 12223

Fax: (518) 473-2568