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Past LACMC Seminars and Trainings

The Resources page contains training materials and presentations from our many events over the year.

Additional information regarding our past events can be found on the Calendar page.

American Society for Public Administration - Free Membership Benefit

The Executive Council and Education Committee are committed to providing LACMC members with additional opportunities to learn, lead, and innovate.  With this in mind, LACMC is pleased to provide active members with a complimentary, 12-month Basic ASPA Membership (effective January 1, 2024) through our partnership with the American Society for Public Administration

ASPA membership allows public managers to engage with experts through E-Newsletters, professional webinars, and an online periodical, PA Times. The PA Times features dozens of news articles that focus on issues relevant to public managers, like Helping Public Employees Excel in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Los Angeles County’s own, Lisa Garrett, Director of Personnel, was also featured in a PA Times article in 2020!

To register for this special 2024 LACMC benefit, please complete the online form here. Please note that you must be an active LACMC member to receive this benefit. If you’ve received this benefit in the past, we ask that you complete the form again to renew the membership.

Space is limited and membership is approved on a first-come, first-served basis, so sign-up today!

If you have any questions regarding ASPA, please feel free to contact the Education Committee via email at

Udemy Learning

Udemy is a free online library of on-demand training videos on various topics (customer service, oral & written communication, self-management, project management, financial management, conflict management, strategic thinking, etc.). One Learning Path we want to highlight – recommended for LACMC members – is “Thriving Under Uncertainty.” This Learning Path includes 6 courses and is 13 hours and 54 minutes long. The 6 courses and a short description of each are listed in the table below…take one class or take all.

Learning Path: Thriving Under Uncertainty

Course Name Description
Stress Management: 40+ easy ways to deal with stress Stress relief and burnout prevention. Don't let stress control your life. Beat anxiety and worries. Live, Laugh, Love.
Time Management Mastery: Do More, Stress Less Take control of your time and to-do list. Learn how to get it all done without the stress.
Anxiety & Stress Master Anxiety and Stress - a practical approach to achieving joy & control.
Collaboration and Emotional Intelligence Determine how to build more collaborative relationships using your emotional intelligence.
Mastering Microsoft Teams (2020) Become an expert at using Microsoft Teams to chat, collaborate, and get things done.
Change Agility in the Workplace: Become a Change Agent Become an agent of change by adopting the agility and resilience skills required in the evolving modern workplace.

We also recommend other curated training, including MAPP leadership competencies and Countywide Business Operations, including leadership and management. Udemy’s course menu is constantly changing, so be sure to explore it for new options.

Udemy and the Department of Human Resources (DHR) have developed useful guides to get your journey started. Check out the Explore and Learning Paths features in your Udemy homepage for additional recommended courses.

Accessing Udemy

  1. Click here to get started (your Udemy homepage)
  2. Click on LA County ISD
  3. Enter your work email (if prompted)
  4. Enter password (if prompted)

Don’t miss this valuable learning opportunity and spread the word throughout your leadership network and team.

Questions? Please feel free to contact the Education Committee via email at or Udemy directly at