Education

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The Education Committee plans and coordinates the monthly training and education seminars for the Los Angeles County Management Council. We provide training for new and seasoned managers on both technical (budget and accounting, project management, data analytics) and soft skills (emotional intelligence, wellness). These topics are selected to complement and enhance managers’ roles in the workplace, as well as to provide tools and resources for success.

If you have any questions, please contact members of the Education Committee at LACMCEduComm@managementcouncil.lacounty.gov.

Jackie Guevarra, Chair (Board of Supervisors-Quality and Productivity Commission), Patricia Flores, Vice Chair/Operations (Auditor-Controller), Tracy Jordan-Johnson, Vice Chair/Training (Board of Supervisors-Civilian Oversight Commission), Nicole White-Gamble, Registrar (Assessor), Rhonda Aven-Haggenmiller, Secretary (Chief Executive Office), Don Belton (Animal Care and Control), Alexis Camins (Arts and Culture), Sarah Rivanis (Human Resources), Maria Rivas (Department of Public Social Services), Olga Svitlynets (Chief Executive Office(, Stanley Yen (Public Defender), Arpi Zadoorian (LA County Library)

Upcoming Events

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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 (ASPA)

The Los Angeles County Management Council (LACMC) is proud to partner with the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and provide every LACMC member a paid 12-month membership to this globally recognized organization. ASPA stands for accountability and performance, professionalism, ethics and social equity. ASPA's mission includes advancing excellence in public service by promoting the value of joining and elevating the public service profession, providing networking and professional development opportunities to those committed to public service values, and innovative solutions to the challenges of governance. Your special membership is effective August 1, 2020 through July 30, 2021 and includes the following agreed-upon benefits listed below. However, LACMC members can sign up for full membership at a discounted rate. Full membership benefits include local chapter membership, electronic resources, training and seminars, access to the annual conference, and special interest sections ranging from finance and budgeting to crisis management. Please contact me at jguevarra@bos.lacounty.gov for a copy of the application form created especially for LACMC members.

Professional Development Webinars

Participate in live professional development events through a robust program of webinars and e-learning opportunities. Hear from experts in the field about best practices and trends. You can also learn about the latest books on the field’s hottest topics with the ASPA BookTalk series, led by authors of leading publications in the public affairs arena. Note: You can sign up for full ASPA membership using a discounted LACMC membership application to access over 140 hours of webinar archives after events take place.

E-Newsletter Access

One of the best ways to stay connected with the rest of the public administration community is through ASPA’s e-newsletters: The Bridge is distributed twice a month and includes the latest information from across the discipline. This Week At ASPA is delivered once a week and gives you an at-a-glance run-down of everything happening at ASPA over the week ahead—from webinars to job postings and more. The ASPA News Brief is distributed three times a week and provides you with a curated list of timely news articles related to the pressing issues that face public administrators.

PA TIMES Online

Enjoy dozens of new articles posted to PA TIMES Online (http://www.patimes.org) on a regular basis. Published twice a week, with over 400 articles a year, these columns and commentary focus on concerns of public administrators, highlight best practices, and keep you up to date on what’s happening in the field.

For ASPA’s Code of Ethics, please click here.

ACTION REQUIRED!!!

We are coordinating the registration of all LACMC members with ASPA.   Thank you to those who have already responded!  We have already forwarded your names to ASPA and should have received your welcome emails!  For those who have not responded, please select an option below (required):

  • I ACCEPT this limited one-year membership with ASPA (please click here).  Your express approval allows us to share your contact information (i.e., first name, last name, email address) with ASPA.  Once membership is established, you may personalize your contact information (e.g., different email address, mailing address, etc.) with the organization(Note: If you are interested in full ASPA membership benefits including local chapter membership, electronic resources, and more.  Please contact us at NGamble@assessor.lacounty.gova or jguevarra@bos.lacounty.gov for a copy of the application form created especially for LACMC members.)
  • I DECLINE the special ASPA membership (please click here).

Please respond as soon as possible. Don’t miss out on this new opportunity and membership benefit. Thank you.

If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Guevarra (jguevarra@bos.lacounty.gov) or Nicole White-Gamble (NGamble@assessor.lacounty.gov). 

Udemy Learning

Udemy is a free online library of on-demand training videos on various topics (customer service, oral & written communication, selfmanagement, 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 mylacounty.gov 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 LACMCEduComm@managementcouncil.lacounty.gov or Udemy directly at UdemyLearning@hr.lacounty.gov