For over 30 years, thousands of professionals have passed through our doors seeking career and personal enrichment. As the continuing professional studies branch of Buffalo State College, we offer prestigious instructors, solid curricula, and the opportunity to meet fellow learners who are dynamic, stimulating, and interesting to know.

Continuing Professional Studies Programs

How to Become an Agent of Change
A Three-Part Introduction to Effective Civic Leadership
Spring 2015 workshops from the Change Leadership Collaborative

Session 1: Recruiting and Building Your Team, Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Session 2: Creating Your Message, Saturday, February 14, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Session 3: Launching & Managing Your Change Effort, Saturday, February 21, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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Work-Based Learning program
Spring 2015, January 26, 2015 to May 14, 2015 - CTE550 Organization of Diversified Cooperative Work Study Program
Work-based learning (WBL) is the “umbrella” name used to identify activities which collaboratively engage employers and schools in providing structured learning experiences for students. Click here for more information
Applications - Begins: September 1, 2014; Application Deadline: Fall- January 15, 2015 (click here)

Entrepreneurship in the Arts  - Spring 2015, February 12, 2015 to March 12, 2015
Thursdays, 5:45 pm to 9:00 pm, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Board Room

Five intensive workshops in entrepreneurship will provide essential knowledge for creating and operating your own arts enterprise. Learn how to develop your creative business in the studio arts, graphic and digital design, animation, film, music performance, audio technology, theater, dance, creative writing, communication, and other creative endeavors. Offered over five consecutive Thursday evenings at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the workshops will inform you about understanding your market; selling locally, nationally, and on the WEB; how to prepare a guiding plan; and the role of finance in your business. More information (click here)
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Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention Workshop (DASA) - Offered on an ongoing basis.
This workshop is designed to fulfill the harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention and intervention training required under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). The workshop objective is to address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination.  It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias and aggression in educational setting. Successful completion of this workshop will meet the certificate requirements.
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NYS Teacher Certification Seminars - Offered on an ongoing basis.
School Anti-Violence Education (SAVE); Child Abuse Identification; Drug and Alcohol Awareness; Fire and Arson Safety; HIV and the Classroom 
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Autism Spectrum Disorders Seminar - Offered on an ongoing basis
This training will present a comprehensive overview of the characteristics of students on the autism spectrum including Autism Disorders, Aspergers, and PDD-NOS.
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Cleveland Hall 210
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

Phone: (716) 878-5907
Fax: (716) 878-5930

Office hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.