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Professional Development Services

Office of Professional Development Services

Workshops and Conferences

Through the Office of Professional Development Services (OPDS), the School of Education annually sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of workshops and conferences that serve as professional development for educators in schools and health and human services professionals in their respective fields.

Attendance at these events is generally pre-approved by schools districts or employers and is offered with two options: tuition-based graduate credit or fee-based non-graduate credit with professional development certification provided to attendees based on the number of contact hours. In the case of workshops or conferences that are co-sponsored by professional organizations, Continuing Education Units (CEU's) are available in order to contribute toward the maintenance of certification, or re-certification. These opportunities can be single day events or a multi-day workshop series/course that spans several weeks or months.

In some cases, special topic conferences on very specific topics or issues will be designed for professionals that occur on a single day.

Additionally, the OPDS works directly with school districts and health and human services employers to provide consultative services on all topics in the respective fields on a fee basis. For school districts that have a partnership with the SOE, special payment arrangements can be made that utilize credits attained by hosting student observers during clinical training.

The Office of Professional Development Services is a full-service operation that assists SOE faculty and administrators, professional organizations in the field, or individual school districts or employers, to plan and execute professional development opportunities for employees. Please use the tabs on this webpage to initiate the planning process to propose and develop a workshop or conference to support your organization's needs.

To see a list of conferences that are open for registration, and to register with a credit/debit card, please visit www.hofstra.edu/edworkshopreg.

If you have any questions regarding the conferences, workshops and professional development opportunities listed on this webpage or wish to further explore the potential of developing an event, please contact:

Betsy Salemson, Director of Professional Development Services
(516) 463-4355 or via email.

Diane Cecere, Senior Assistant to Office of Professional Development
via email or (516) 463-5750
Hagedorn Hall room 233

Office of Professional Development Services
119 Hofstra University
233 Hagedorn Hall
Hempstead, NY 11549-1190