Putnam|Northern Westchester offers the following workshops relating the to The Dignity Act. Please click on the title of each offering for additional information.

Title Description Sponsoring Department
How to Conduct an Investigation Under the Dignity Act

This is a one-day workshop which is being offered on two different dates in order to assist districts with coverage.

This is a practical workshop designed to prepare you for investigations mandated under The Dignity Act. With an eye toward the Act’s “prompt and thorough” investigation mandate, this workshop will prepare participants for: Investigation planning; Preservation of evidence; Interviewing techniques; Note taking and documentation; Resolution of credibility issues and Legal issues associated with investigations of students and staff in NYS public schools. Workshop objectives, learning activities and discussion will reflect the scenarios and dilemmas Dignity Act Coordinators are likely to face when discharging their investigative responsibilities.

Center for Educational Leadership
DASA Dignity for All Students Act - Mandated 6-hour certification workshop

In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. 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 settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012, and registrants who participate in the entire 6-hour training will receive a Certification of Completion. CREDIT CARD ONLY - DISTRICT BILLING/PO NOT AVAILABLE. To Register, go to:

Hudson River Teacher Center
SLPs: Understanding and Implications of the Dignity Act

Play Like That.” Crafting the culture of civility, citizenship, and character: how to generalize dignity and tolerance from the community to the school to the individual students. Principles of Social Psychology and Group Dynamics will demonstrate influence, acceptance, and change of attitudes within individuals, families, schools, and communities.

Hudson River Teacher Center