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Upstate Institute is a provider of professional development for school support staff.

Have county- or district-specific needs? Please contact us for more customized assistance!  

This event is typically held in the fall on a superintendent's conference day.  It is created for individuals providing classroom support (i.e. school aide, teaching assistant) or working with students outside the classroom (hall monitor, parent liaison) or ANYONE with an interest in improving their work relationship with students or other classroom professionals.

Need training? We can help! Safety procedures, student concerns and basic mechanics of transport vehicles are some of the topics that have been covered in past events catered to transportation personnel. 

Contact us to collaborate and to receive BOCES aid for training.

Tailored to suit busy schedules of personnel, these after-work events are filled with stress-relief solutions, regulation updates and ways to prepare food for people with dietary restrictions. These events are sometimes held in August and often in the spring.

Usually held in the summer, facilities personnel events are designed for custodians, groundskeepers, maintenance personnel and their supervisors who are looking to improve their hazard prevention skills.


Held in the fall, these events help personnel

prevent school violence. These events teach personnel how to identify warning signs of drug abuse and bullying. 2016's conference included CPR/AED certification!

From tips on how to safely accomplish daily tasks to recognizing signs of child abuse, office professionals can expect to leave these March events with a wide range of communication skills to help others-and themselves!-succeed.


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