NYSED has approved GST BOCES to offer the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Workshop. This six-hour workshop is mandated by NYSED for all certification applicants as of 1/1/14.

This workshop fulfills the harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention and intervention training required for certification/licensure under the Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act).

Registration fee: $70 payable by credit or debit card via PayPal. Registered participants will be notified of cancellations via email.
Pre-registration & pre-payment is required. Click the button below to register.


As a result of taking this training,
participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the Reporting Requirements for Educators as specified in the Dignity Act.
  • Understand the intent components and operational definitions present in the Dignity Act.
  • Understand how school climate and culture have an impact on student achievement and behavior.
  • Understand bullying, harassment, and discrimination, including indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention and how to interact with families of victims and aggressors.
  • Enhance the understanding of diversity and multi-cultural environments and examine personal biases.
  • Develop and enhance awareness and sensitivity to the range of experiences of the specific student populations as named in the Dignity Act.

Here's what some recent DASA workshop attendees have had to say:

"Thank you. These trainings are refreshing in many ways."
"A nice reminder of why I went into teaching. Very inspiring."
"You made it interesting & engaging. I really liked the format-it was great!"
"I love that this workshop is 100% on line and at your own pace. So convenient!"
Frequently Asked Questions about this workshop

Q. Can I begin immediately after I register and pay?
A. Once payment processes (it takes approximately 1 business day) you may begin. You do not have to wait for the actual course date indicated on the DASA website.

Q. Do I have to complete the course all in one sitting?
A. No, you can complete the course at your leisure.

Q. When do I get the actual workshop certificate?
A. Upon completing the course and after you have been reviewed by our DASA Instructor, your certificate will be emailed to you. GST BOCES electronically submits this information to NYSED twice a month (around the 15th and the 30th). Watch your TEACH account, under WORKSHOPS for this information to post. Always retain a copy of the certificate for your records.

Q. What do I do with my workshop certificate?
A. Keep it for your records

Q. What if I need another copy?
A. Please save a copy of the signed/completed workshop certificate for your records.

Dates and Locations:

Register Now. Be ready to pay with PayPal! (Reminder: you must be pre-registered & pre-paid to login to this class.)


  • The GST BOCES 6 hour DASA class is 100% on-line.
    1. Register
    2. Pay
    3. BOCES will email you a registration confirmation and login instructions within 1-2 business days.
    BOCES will automatically upload your DASA certificate information to the TEACH system on or around the 15th and the 30th of each month.
To Register click the blue button below.

The Registration Process

The online registration process is very simple. You begin by clicking the blue button.

Step One: First, you are asked to verify your email address. An email is sent to the address that you provide. You click on a link in that email that lets our server know that your address is legitimate.

Step Two: You fill in your contact information and select the training session that you will attend. This creates an account with us.

Step Three: You pay the registration fee at PayPal and click a link to return to our site when you are done.

1 - 2 - 3 - It's just that easy!!

Once payment is processed, you will receive a registration confirmation email from GST BOCES in approximately 1 business day.
You cannot begin the course until you receive this email confirmation. (This email is separate from any PAYPAL confirmation you receive.)

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Colleen Hurd Director of Adult Education and Career Services, GST BOCES, Bush Campus
  • Certified as permanent School District Administrator
  • Permanent Health & Physical Education
  • Earned her Bachelor's at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Master's at Slippery Rock University & completed an educational administration certification at SUNY Cortland
  • Former Assistant Principal and Principal, Coopers Campus
  • Taught at Savona Central School District
For questions regarding this training, please phone or email Kelly Benjamin, Teacher Certification Coordinator, (607)739-3581 x1486 or kbenjamin@gstboces.org
Note: In registering for and completing this workshop, you attest that you are the workshop completer.
Technical support/assistance via email at ideas@gstboces.org, or via phone at (607) 795-5324 8 AM - 4 PM EST Monday-Friday. Ask for the help desk and let them know you are completing the DASA workshop.