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Education: Program Registration

Upcoming events

    • 07 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 11 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Webinar

    Team Learning Webinars
    for Transportation Offices


    NYAPT is proud to announce our 2017-2018 series of on-line workshops for transportation office personnel including directors, dispatchers, support staff, supervisors, and driver trainers. 

    As a member of NYAPT, you may elect to participate by yourself or with your entire team for one low price of $150.00 for the year! 

    These sessions are live and interactive, but will also be recorded.
    Recorded versions of the webinars will be made available shortly after each session.  So if your day forces you to miss the session, you can listen in at your own convenience.

    NOTE that some of the sessions will be single-presenter webinars while several will be small panel webinars with school transportation professionals serving as panelists!

    Instructor:      Jeff Olefson, Staff Development Associates
    Audience:      School Transportation Staff Members
    Cost:             $150.00 for SEVEN sessions
    Time:            10:00 am - 11:00 am (ALL sessions)

    (see descriptions below)

    October 12, 2017:  Your Second Brain 
    November 16, 2017: Effective Business Writing
    January 11, 2018: The Challenges of Change
    February 15, 2018: Understanding Myself & Others
    March 15, 2018:  Basic Analysis
    April 12, 2018  Panel: Working in a Large Department
    May 10, 2018:    Difficult Conversations

    Descriptions of Sessions:

    Your Second Brain
    At a one of the nation’s prestigious law firms that have a saying.  A long memory is not as good as a short pencil.  No matter how good your memory, it is going to fall short in a department as dynamic as transportation.  In this session, we will explore both low and high tech ways to keep track of the many matters that confront us every day.   Additionally, we will look at ways to collaborate with colleagues within the transportation department to share information.     

    Effective Business Writing

    This session will be facilitated by a school communications professional who will provide you with tips on how to write effective letters, memo, e-mails and other professional documents like manuals.  The focus will be on writing that is clear and concise.   Most common errors will also be explored.

    The Challenges of Change
    One constant in education is that things change and in the future the pace of change is likely to be even greater.  In this session strategies for helping yourself and members of your team better plan for and take ownership of change so that things run as smoothly and less emotionally painful as possible.  This will include very practical tips and strategies.   Additionally, we will explore compassionate but focused approaches to help those individuals who have the most difficulty handling change.  

    Understanding Myself & Others thru the Study of Personality Type

    While each of us is a unique individual, 18 Century Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung, did some groundbreaking work in identifying categories of personality types.  His work led to the development of many self-assessment tools.  We will send you one to complete in advance and then discuss each type and how types interact with each other.  While personality type is not destiny, an understanding of how others see the world can help us to resolve conflicts, leverage differences and structure our appeals.

    Basic Analysis
    While tools like Excel are great they are of little use without an understanding of basic analysis that are essential in planning, budgeting and presenting results.  While the word Mathematics strikes fear in the hearts of some, we promise this will be simple, very practical and will not involve having to do any arithmetic.  No prior knowledge is assumed.  More experienced hands will learn some cool tricks to save time.

    Panel:  Working in a Large Transportation Department
    In our last series, we did a panel on working in a small rural school district.  This panel will explore the challenges of working in a large transportation department.

    Difficult Conversations
    As members of the transportation office team there are many occasions where you are going to need to have a difficult conversation with someone either in your department or with other district stakeholders.  This session will explore best approaches to have to keep the conversations focused and respectful while at the same time getting your important point across or defending your appropriate actions.  

    Cancellation Policy:
    >> Cancellations must be received in writing SEVEN DAYS prior to the October 11th program session
    >> No phone cancellations will be accepted (emails can be accepted)
    >> Refunds can be made ONLY on cancellations received before date above.  NO Refunds will be made after that date. 
    >> NO-SHOWS will be billed. 


    • 15 Jul 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Various

    Gender Training
    for School Bus Drivers  

    This course, intended for school transportation staff interacting with pupils, is designed to increase awareness of and sensitivity to LGBTQ students who are riding buses and may be victims of bullying and harassment.

    Attendees will include school bus drivers and monitors. 

    Attendees will receive an overview of emerging gender-related issues in our society and in our schools.  Attendees will gain a greater awareness of these issues and the needs of the students they transport.

    Key Concepts Covered:

    • Key Laws affecting the issue
    • Student Behavior management
    • Personal values
    • Definitions of terms and concepts

    Sponsors and Partners:
    The course has been developed for the Cyr Foundation (NYS) by The Pupil Transportation Safety Institue (PTSI) with financial support from Utica National Insurance Group.

    Where To Start:
    We bring this training TO YOU!
    - Review the dates our trainers are available to conduct the training in your district or operation.

    - Consider joining up with a neighboring district and share in the costs of the program.

    - Select the date that best suits your needs and we will take it from there!

    - Call the office or email us if you have any questions!  We are here to help!

    What We Will Need from You:
    Once you decide you want to set a date for your course, we will need you to provide us with the following:

    • Name of school or company
    • Address of training facility
    • Details on specific entrance to use for the room
    • Time trainers can get into the facility
    • On-site, pre-hours contact number (cell phone) for emergencies
    • Number of participants expected
    • Site will provide an adequate room with screen. Projector, extension cord if applicable
    • Site will provide refreshments if needed

    1-100 attendees $1,500
    101-175 attendees $2,250
    176-250 attendees $3,000

    What Attendees Receive:
    Attendees will receive the live training, an educational handout with important resource links, and a certificate of attendance.

    DATES: 2017-18

    12 - 14 - 19 - 21 - 26

    3 – 5 – 10 – 12 – 17 – 19 – 24 - 26

    9 – 14 – 16 - 28

    5 – 9 – 11 - 14

    4 – 9 -11 – 16 – 17 – 23 - 25​

    • 06 Sep 2017
    • 31 May 2018
    • On Line Participation
    Registration is closed

    2017 - 2018
    Illegal Passing Survey

    We will once again be conducting monthly Illegal Passing Surveys on pre-selected dates.  Be a part of it!

    We are looking for a good sample and cross-section of the state…including from all corners of the state as well as school district size (rural, suburban, small city, large city, etc.).   We would ask that contractor operations that wish to participate sign up for one district that they cover.  The data will be reported accordingly.  

    This will help us to report the data and represent your results to the media and to the legislature more effectively.

    NOTE also that each month participating operators will be sent a new Survey Monkey link to complete.  The link will be sent the day before the survey.  Reminders about the survey will be sent on the Monday prior to each COUNT DAY so that you are prepared!

    Survey DATES:

    • October 18
    • November 15
    • December 13
    • January 17
    • February 14
    • March 14
    • April 18
    • May 16

    For planning ahead, each survey will ask for:

    • your identification information (organization, chapter, size/class)
    • the number of drivers participating (not the # you employ)
    • the number of passes in the morning
    • the number of passes at midday
    • the number of passes on afternoon runs
    • the number of passes on the right side in the morning
    • the number of right side passes at midday
    • the number of right side passes on afternoon runs


    • 01 Dec 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • MARRIOTT at 189 Wolf Road in Albany
    • 46
    Meeting of the NYAPT
    Board of Directors 2017

    8:30am - 12:30pm, Saturday, December 2nd

    A board and committee breakfast will be held at 7:45 AM on Saturday with a donation of $20 requested.

    Note also that the CYR FOUNDATION Board will meet on Friday December 1st.

    Board and committee leaders please consult Board notice package that was sent out on November 8th for details and further instructions!

    COMMITTEE MEETINGS:  FRIDAY 12/01 will be committee meeting day and committee schedule will be announced on or about November 22nd...COMMITTEE CHAIRS are asked to notify Peter Mannella of your meeting needs before November 17th!

    All room accommodations will be at the ALBANY MARRIOTT at 189 Wolf Road in Albany.

    Click here for:  RESERVATION LINK 

    Or call the Marriott Reservations Desk at 1-800-443-8952 and provide them our reservation Code: PTD


    Rate: $115.00 per person per night

    Thank you for your participation in your Association!

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