Los Angeles Unified School District

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With input and feedback of school leaders, LAUSD is developing a set of training modules that will support school leaders and stakeholders in the school planning and budget development process.  These self-paced, web-based learning modules allow school leaders to assess their own level of skill in, and understanding of, each activity. 


Click here to see the vision for this training support. A glossary is available here


To access training on any of the topics below,

please click on the box containing the topic you're interested in. 


Leadership Skills Training Support and Resources

Recognizing the needs of our employees, parents and community members to engage each other in meaningful, respectful, and authentic discussions on how best to meet the academic needs of our children, we have collaborated with the Personnel Commission’s Workforce Management Classified Training team to compile the Leadership Skills Training Support and Resources below to support all of our stakeholders.  These trainings have been developed and organized around topics we believe are universal, and fundamental, to leading an open, transparent, and engaging process.  Click on a link below for more information, training, and resources.

Resources for School Administrative Assistants

The resources below are meant to assist School Administrative Assistants in their day-to-day duties and responsibilities related to school funding.  The training topics are available as Just-in-Time Training, along with other topics at the Personnel Commission website.  You can access topic-specific training pages by clicking on the topics below.  

Meeting Management

Should we have a meeting on this?  How are we going to get through all of this?  What should be on the agenda for this meeting?   What tips do you have for dealing with a disruptive member?  If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, take a look at the link below to our Meeting Management page!  You’ll find the answers to these questions, as well as training, job aides and sample documents to help you effectively manage your meetings and participants for results.


Communication Skills

These materials and training are designed t assist you in identifying effective communications methods for your audience(s), understand barriers to effective communications and how to move past them, maintain composure in difficult discussions and to practice empathetic listening and communication.


Conflict Management

We all have a job to do.  The materials and training available here will help you to focus on getting the job done while navigating conflict.  Remember, not all conflict is bad if it’s harnessed effectively toward change, but conflict can also derail any progress of your team.  These job aides and training will help you to overcome conflict while keeping everyone focused on results. 


Small Group/Team Management

We all work in teams, whether formally organized as a team or as an informal work group.  In any form, there are basic stages of team development which members should understand in order to harness the synergy of a group.  This training will help team members understand their roles and strengths in a team, to understand the lifecycle of any group or team, and how to move a team toward high-performance. 

Change Management

Schools that are implementing new academic plans or strategies are engaged in a change management process.  This training will help school teams understand the dynamics of change management and what components an effective change plan should include.  Materials will cover the change process, managing change, identifying drivers of change, and understanding the process for effectively managing change.