Managing Organizations to Sustain Passion for Public Service
When: February 24, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM To 11:00 AM
Online via Webex

You can view a recording of this webinar here.

Password: Better2021


Los Angeles County Management Council 

In collaboration with the 

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)


“Managing Organizations to Sustain Passion for Public Service


Businesses can make use of different types of tactics and incentives to attract talent. Government entities with average employee counts of close to 99,000 like Los Angeles County must do more than use tactics to attract and retain committed service-oriented employees. So, what motivates individuals to serve the public?

The Los Angeles County Management Council’s seminar, “Managing Organizations to Sustain Passion for Public Service,” is a collaboration with the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) to virtually bring you James Perry who created the first survey instrument to measure public service motivation almost three decades ago. Perry will provide a systemic look across different streams of research and the applied questions that public organizations and their leaders confront, including: how to recruit ethical and committed staff; how to create work environments that support prosocial behavior, how to socialize employees for public service missions and many other areas. This seminar will give managers the tools to understand the motivations of individuals who choose careers in the government.


James Perry, Distinguished & Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus

Indiana University


  • Examine how to lead employees to engage in causes greater than themselves.
  • Build the skills you need for designing meaningful public work.
  • Discover ways to recruit ethical and committed staff.
  • Learn how to compensate employees to sustain their public service.


Seminar Information

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PST

Location: Online via GoToWebinar (Link will be provided with completed registration)

Cost: No Cost---Special LACMC/ASPA Membership Benefit

Seminar Questions: Tracy Jordan-Johnson, at (213) 713-9216 or via email at or Nicole White-Gamble, at (213) 893-6923 or via email at 


Registration Information 

Registrar Questions: Nicole White-Gamble at (213) 893-6923 or via email:

Registration Online Only

An email with the subject line---BookTalk | Managing Organizations to Sustain Passion for Public Service Confirmation, will be sent containing the seminar details and link after you registering.

Reminder: Only LACMC or ASPA Members may register for this training.