Organizational Excellence’s (OE) vision is to be recognized throughout the District as the best training resource (within our scope of responsibility) for classified staff.

Through the training services that we offer, our team strives to build the capacity of classified employees to:

  1. Serve the District with excellence in their existing roles.
  2. Create a ready talent pool to fill critical higher level and future roles. 

We have crafted our programs with you  in mind, knowing that each person has unique training needs and different preferences for engaging in training.  Training and resources are now available in a variety of formats, including live training, recorded webinars, live webcasts, a library of website resources on business topics, and more – all with the goal of expanding your options for connecting with what you need!

Here is more about OE’s training services and resources: 


District Wide Training

The training sessions we offer provide LAUSD's multi-talented staff with an opportunity to learn or enhance knowledge and skills in a wide range of subject areas.  These sessions have received exceptional response from participants and are aligned with our District’s goals and employees’ professional development needs and interests.  These sessions are filled on a first come, first served basis.  Descriptions for currently offered training sessions  can be found in our training catalog located on the home page of the OE website.


Training for School Office Personnel

Our Classified Training Representatives provide training for School Administrative Assistants and school clerical staff in all aspects of District/school practices and procedures. Trainers conduct sessions and series on various topics including Student Body Procedures, Concepts of Imprest Accounting, Budget, Payroll, Enrollment, Attendance Accounting Procedures, and Records Management. For specific information and to connect with our school-based trainers and resources, please email or call (213) 241-3440 and ask to speak with a Classified Training Representative.


Online Learning Modules Available Through MyPLN:

Online learning modules  for many of our popular trainings are also available 24/7 through MyPLN.  Simply log into the MyPLN, click the “Search” quick link and search under the Organizational Excellence program.


Online Courses Available Through MyPLN

OE also partners with other online training providers to offer a wide variety of timely training courses.  The courses are also often associated with the Classified Growth and Development Cycle (CGDC) Framework competencies.

Accessing Online Courses Resource Guide

Accessing Completed Online Courses Resource Guide

MyPLN Online Course List


OE Website Library of Topic Pages

Too eager to wait for your next development opportunity?  The members of our training team research and curate a wide variety of online content like articles, web links, and audio/videos to meet your immediate development needs.  You’ll find these resources under our Just-in-Time Training Support topic pages.  You’ll want to check back often as new resources are added on a continual basis.


Personalized Training Sessions

Training sessions can be offered directly at your site(s) for 30 or more classified employees.

To inquire about opportunities to bring a training session or program to your school or office, please email  Members of the Organizational Excellence Classified Training team are available to recommend specific training plans and programs to meet your needs.


Classified Growth and Development Cycle (CGDC) Resources for Assessing Your Development Opportunities

The Classified Growth & Development Cycle (CGDC) is the name of the LAUSD performance management cycle for classified employees. It is more than just an annual evaluation; it is a continuous system of feedback and growth guided primarily by classified employees themselves.

  • This process was developed with the input of an Advisory Committee that consisted of various stakeholders including labor partners, classified and certificated employees, parents and community members, etc.
  • It is a more comprehensive process, and more growth-oriented than past tools.
  • It should provide you with very useful information that can help you determine where you wish to grow and develop as an employee of the District.

And to get started, begin by completing an assessment from the CGDC.