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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.

Free ASPA Membership Benefit

Through our partnership with the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA), LACMC is pleased to provide you with a complimentary basic ASPA Membership. 

The ASPA Membership includes access to a range of electronic resources, including the Bridge, ASPA’s twice-monthly e-newsletter, and PA TIMES Online, ASPA’s twice-weekly collection of original columns and articles covering public service from In addition, via emails, you will receive invitations to participate in live webinars, calls for proposals for various (digital) conferences around the globe, dozens of articles and op-eds written by and for public administrators, and much more. 

If you have already signed up to receive this LACMC benefit last year, your free membership will continue and no further action is required. To register for the complimentary ASPA Membership for the first time, please complete the online form here

In addition to the the benefits above, LACMC members receive $20 off per year toward full ASPA membership as a part of this partnership. Full membership allows for additional benefits, including access to an archive of over 160 hours of webinar and e-learning content.

Upcoming ASPA Webinars



October 21

Public Communication: Skills, Applications, and Value

November 4

The Art of Effective Networking

November 18

The Practice of Government Public Relations

November 30

Resumes, Resumes, Resumes

Please Note: LACMC/ASPA members who are interested in attending a webinar must register directly with ASPA.  The registration information for each event is sent directly via email.

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