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    Program Overview + Benefits

    Employees who complete the certificate program will enhance their abilities to accurately define a problem and make smart decisions.


    Foundational Competencies

    Workforce development competencies are job-based skills employees need to succeed across a wide variety of occupations. When you complete this certificate, you will have an opportunity to enhance your skills in one of these competency areas. You can learn more about these competencies by visiting the Workforce Development Competencies page. This certificate will assist you in developing the following competency:

    Interpersonal and Customer Relations  Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Math


    All CSEA-represented NYS employees are eligible to participate. Supervisory approval is not required for courses taken at home. It may be possible for employees to take courses during working hours with supervisory approval.

    Time Frames

    Employees can register for the Problem Solving Techniques Certificate Program between May 19, 2021 and November 29, 2021. Courses will be available from May 19, 2021 through November 30, 2021. All courses must be completed by November 30, 2021.

    Required Courses

    Participants are required to successfully complete 10 courses and achieve a passing grade of 70% or higher in each course. All online learning courses will be taken through the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS). Would you like more information about SLMS and online learning?


    Participants who successfully complete the required 10 courses by November 30, 2021 will be awarded a Problem Solving Techniques certificate from the Partnership. To print your certificate, log into SLMS, go to My Learning page, locate the appropriate certificate program, and click on the Print Certificate button. Note: The Print Certificate button will only be available if the status is Completed.


    Not sure if you are registered already or need help? Contact us at (518) 486-7814 or (800) 253-4332 (for areas outside the Capital Region) or email OnlineLearningHelp@nyscseapartnership.org.

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