Participant Information for Summer Webinars
Employees are eligible to participate in webinars if they are:
- A CSEA-represented NYS employee (ASU/02, OSU/03, ISU/04, or DMNA/47).
- A CSEA-represented employee working in a local government, school district, state authority, or the private sector, as space permits.
- Select PS&T and M/C employees serving a probationary period in a transition title or traineeship supported by the Partnership are eligible to attend webinars, as space permits.
- A NYS employee in a Management/Confidential (MC/06) clerical or secretarial title as space permits.
Your supervisor must approve your attendance. It is important to ensure that your correct supervisor and their current email address is listed in the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS).
After submitting your enrollment application through SLMS, your supervisor will receive an email notification alerting them to your application and requesting action. Your supervisor must approve your enrollment for your request to be finalized and for you to be officially enrolled.
If your supervisor denies your request, you will be notified by email from SLMS.
When your supervisor approves your enrollment, they grant you release time to attend the entire webinar without charge to leave credits.
SLMS Notification of Enrollment
Your SLMS status will remain pending until approximately two to three weeks before the start of the webinar, even with supervisory approval. Once the webinar is selected to run, your SLMS status will be updated to "enrolled" and you will receive an email enrollment notification from SLMS.
NOTE: If you enroll in a webinar through SLMS or by completing an application form, and do not receive notification 10 days before the webinar is scheduled, please call us at (800) 253-4332.
Dropping a Webinar
Your enrollment in a webinar signifies a commitment to attend the entire webinar.
If you cannot attend and have enrolled through SLMS, please drop the webinar as soon as possible.
If you cannot attend and you sent in a paper application, please drop the webinar as soon as possible. Call us at (800) 253-4332 or email [email protected].
Do not ask someone to attend in your place because the Partnership maintains a waitlist. By dropping the webinar at the last minute or failing to attend, you may be denying another employee the opportunity to participate.
Webinar is Full Notification
If you are not accepted into a webinar, you will be notified by email. We encourage you to reapply when the webinar is offered again.
The Partnership will maintain a waitlist for webinars that have reached full enrollment, in the event a vacancy occurs. Wait-listed employees will be given advance notice and priority to register the next time the webinar is offered.
At times, additional webinars are scheduled due to high demand. Employees on waitlists for these webinars will be contacted and offered the opportunity to attend the newly scheduled webinar.
Cancellation or Date Change
If a webinar is canceled, you will be notified by email. If there is no email address for you in SLMS, you will be notified by phone.
Occasionally, the Partnership must change a webinar date. Please read your email notification carefully.
Obtaining Your Certificate
Approximately three to four weeks after you complete a webinar, you will be notified that your webinar status has been updated to Completed, allowing you to print your certificate.
To print your certificate:
- Log in to SLMS.
- Go to My Learning page.
- Locate the appropriate course/webinar.
- Click on the Print Certificate button.
All training is accessible to employees with disabilities. If you have questions about accessibility or a request for accommodation, contact us.
Call our Reasonable Accommodations (DRA) and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator (ADA Coordinator) Dawn Hall at (518) 408-1822 or [email protected].