ORGANIZATIONAL
EXCELLENCE
Online Catalog

 

As LAUSD adapts to a new working environment, Organizational Excellence is committed to continuing our focus on employee development. During this time, it becomes even more crucial that employees are provided the resources that they need in order to perform their jobs, whether at home, in the field, in the office, or at a school campus. It is for this reason that the Organizational Excellence team is excited to present our first Virtual Course Catalog. Our new catalog will be a “living document”, as we will continuously update our site with new and exciting learning opportunities. With our catalog, we will introduce a full range of courses and resources, which will be delivered via multiple training modes. We invite you to look through our catalog and take advantage of the many resources we have to offer.

TRAINING COURSE OFFERINGS

Listed below are the scheduled courses for the months of March and April, 2021.
We invite you to register for these classes by visiting MyPLN, selecting the search button
and searching for a course using a keyword from the course title.

MAY, 2021

JUNE, 2021

Leading at the Speed of Trust (Franklin Covey) - Webinar (May 4 & 11)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Identify and close trust gaps that exist in your organization.  As a result of attending this work session, participants will be able to better manage change and lead high-performing teams that are agile, collaborative, innovative, and engaged.

TIME

9:00 am to 12 noon

Change Management (Level 2 Supervisory Class) - Webinar (May 6)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Change is not an event; it is a process. Change can happen quickly; however, it can take time for individuals to make the transition from one way of working to another. The change process is about leading people from an old way of working to a new way of working. It's important to recognize that your role is to support individuals through the transition.  This course provides you with strategies for leading changes within an organization, including effective approaches to introducing and communicating change. It also provides strategies for dealing with employee resistance to change, and for removing organizational obstacles to ensure a smooth transition.

TIME:

10:00 am to 12 Noon

Time Reporting Fundamentals - Webinar (May 11)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This training is one of a series of classes geared toward those working in a school-office.  Learn Time Reporter and Time Approver responsibilities, get familiar with payroll concepts, learn the different payroll calendar, define attendance and absence codes, and summarize benefits time projections.

TIME

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Current Time Reporting - Webinar (May 13)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This training is one of a series of classes geared toward those working in a school-office.  This class presents a review of current time reporting practices. A brief review of the responsibilities of the timekeeper/approver is included. The class also includes a discussion on how benefit hours are earned and monitored. Absence/ attendance code changes and additions are reviewed along with BTS/SAP keyboard short-cuts, jump links, and informational reports relative to time reporting. 

TIME

9:30 am  to 12:30 pm 

Presentation Advantage (Franklin Covey) - Webinar (May 18, 25, & June 1)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Participants discover how to craft presentations around essential objectives, present key concepts and ideas with power and enthusiasm, and design and present effective visuals.

TIME

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Student Body Accounting Management - End of the Year Procedures - Webinar (May 18)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this training, we will review end of the year procedures in regards to Student Body activities and reports.

TIME

9:30 am to 12 Noon

Retirement Planning Workshop Live - Webinar (May 20)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

If you are considering retirement, this workshop is for you! This is an opportunity to ask questions and learn the important retirement facts from District and CalPERS representatives.
Program highlights include:
• What to consider in selecting a retirement date
• How to calculate your service credit
• How illness and vacation balances factor into retirement considerations

TIME

9:00 am to 12 noon

Time Management While Working Remotely - Webinar (June 2)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Time management can be one of the biggest challenges when working remotely, but it doesn’t have to be! In this workshop, you'll learn about the benefits of setting up a dedicated workspace, crafting your daily schedule and planning meaningful breaks to reach maximum productivity and avoid burnout. You will receive tips for dynamic scheduling and collaboration, ideas for staying focused and organizing your workspace, and software tools to maximize success in a remote work environment.

TIME:

9:00 am  to 11:00 am

Retirement Planning Workshop Live - Webinar (June 3)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Identify and close trust gaps that exist in your organization.  As a result of attending this work session, participants will be able to better manage change and lead high-performing teams that are agile, collaborative, innovative, and engaged.

TIME

9:00 am to 12 noon

P-Card Policies and Procedures - Webinar (June 15)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this program we will go over P-Card policies and procedures, learn the cardholder and approving official's role and responsibilities, P-Card reconciliation procedures, do's and dont's, and organization of records.

TIME

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Essentials for Zoom Presentations - Webinar (June 16)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Overwhelmed by all of the elements needed to deliver an effective Zoom presentation? Is my lighting right? Can people hear me? Why does my camera angle look bad? And why is Zoom always covering up what I want to see? Learn the essentials for delivering an effective Zoom presentation. While we won’t discuss everything you can do with Zoom, we will provide a guide which describes what every button does in the PC, iPad, iPhone and Android versions of Zoom. We’ll also address how to effectively address how to frame your image, adjust backgrounds and image quality, and remove distracting sound from your audio. We’ll also share the tips, tricks and techniques the presenters from Organizational Excellence have learned for working with multiple monitors, arranging Windows on a single monitor and how to use presentation aids (notes) while presenting directly to the camera.

TIME:

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Cumulative Records for Secondary - End of the Year Procedures - Webinar (June 17)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Participants will have a better understanding of their role and responsibilities when it comes to the maintenance, preparation, and organization of our student Secondary Cumulative records after they culminate from middle school or graduate from senior high school.

TIME

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Time Reporting Fundamentals - Lump Sum Differentials - Webinar (June 22)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Learn how to time report Lump Sum Payment of Differentials using the Employee List by Cost Center.

TIME

10:00 am  to 12:00 noon

Student Body Accounting Management - End of the Year Procedures - Webinar (June 23)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this training, we will review end of the year procedures in regards to Student Body activities and reports.

TIME

9:30 am to 12 Noon

Imprest Fund Accounting - Intermediate - Webinar - (June 24)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

If you are considering retirement, this workshop is for you! This is an opportunity to ask questions and learn the important retirement facts from District and CalPERS representatives.
Program highlights include:
• What to consider in selecting a retirement date
• How to calculate your service credit
• How illness and vacation balances factor into retirement considerations

TIME

9:00 am to 12 noon

Stress Management While Working Remotely - Webinar - (June 30)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Working remotely can present unique challenges. Combining home responsibilities with work responsibilities can cause imbalance in our lives. This training will provide helpful tips to reduce your work-related stress and find ways to be more productive.

TIME

9:00 am to 11 am

Online Training Library

The Organizational Excellence Branch is pleased to offer a comprehensive library of e-Learning courses.  Our online training program allows you the opportunity to view numerous courses and offers the flexibility to view courses at your own pace.  We invite you to view these classes by visiting MyPLN, selecting the search button
and searching for a course using a keyword from the course title.

 

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN TODAY?

Business Productivity

Business Productivity

Change Management

Change Management

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Creative Thinking

Creative Thinking

Communication/ Writing Skills

Communication/ Writing Skills

Customer Service

Customer Service

Ethics

Ethics

Inclusiveness

Inclusiveness

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Leadership

Leadership

Personal Effectiveness

Personal Effectiveness

Project Management

Project Management

Software/Technology

Software/Technology

Supervising Others

Supervising Others

Wellness

Wellness

Working Virtually

Working Virtually