New & Updated Training Courses

LocalGovU recently released new courses, expanding our training library of quality, high-liability topics that address today’s workplace incidents. With a subscription to LocalGovU, we offer exclusive access to some of the best training online.

With nearly 3,000 courses on topics from law enforcement, human resources, general safety and more, local government employees have access to online training 24/7, in multiple formats, to meet safety and compliance requirements. Along with new and updated courses released regularly, our training solution offers features that simplify your organization’s training, like course tracking, policy management, custom course creation, and more.

New/Updated Courses

  • ADA Compliance in Business
    The American Disabilities Act provides people with disabilities with equal employment opportunity. In business, compliance can be complex and be challenging at times. This course is designed to provide leaders, managers and governmental staff with the knowledge and skills of ADA compliance. It is imperative to meet the proper protocols within an organization to effectively provide opportunities for all employees, but special attention should be paid to those with disabilities.
  • Advanced Defensive Driving Techniques
    Defined simply, defensive driving is driving proactively to ensure the safety of yourself and others. The basic elements of defensive driving require that you make good decisions. However, some circumstances require drivers to have additional knowledge and training to inform their decisions. Advanced defensive driving means being prepared to drive safely in unexpected circumstances and challenging environments. Advanced defensive driving requires being fully informed about potential hazards and knowing the proper techniques for handling them. This course will cover the techniques for safely driving in severe weather as well as how to share the road with pedestrians and various vehicle types. Additionally, you will learn how to adjust your driving style to account for different road conditions.
  • Defensive Driving Basics
    This course will dive into the basics of defensive driving, including its definition, purpose, and importance, as well as the factors that play an important role from the driver’s perspective. We will also discuss the equipment and judgment necessary for driving safely, as well as review the types of impairment that should be avoided to increase driver safety.
  • Food Service Safety in Schools
    The CDC estimates that each year 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die. As educators, you are responsible for the well-being of your students, and this includes monitoring the safety of the foods they eat at school. This course will examine different ways your school can promote a culture of food safety as well as build relationships with everyone who has a stake in a child’s health in the school community.
  • Interviewing Skills for Managers
    This course is designed to provide managers with the knowledge and skills to recruit and onboard the right talent. Behavioral interviewing is a proven hiring technique that will allow you to hire candidates who have the necessary skills to perform at the highest level on a job. This technique has a higher percentage than traditional interviewing processes for predicting the future of job candidates.

We now have training available in Spanish!

The wait if finally over! We’ve added our first 2 courses for Spanish speaking employees. We’ve listed the titles below:

  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Sexual Harassment for Managers

If you have questions or need assistance, please click here to contact an LGU Customer Success representative.

Updated Courses Set to Release July 2018

To stay in well-trained and in compliance, our LocalGovU team has re-evaluate the training courses in our library and will be updating the local government and public entity topics for our clients. With the feedback provided, a handful of our older courses will be revamped, all while continuing to add fresh, original content for your organization to provide valuable training to develop tomorrow’s leaders in public safety.

On July 12, 2018, we will be retiring our older versions of the courses listed below. To ensure that you and/or your personnel have completed course requirements before they are removed, please review the list below to see what has changed.

Updated Courses

  • Anti-Harassment in the Workplace
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Injury Prevention
  • Dealing with Heat Stress
  • Discipline and Termination
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Eating Right for Health and Fitness
  • Electrical and Fire Safety
  • Emergency Preparation and Egress
  • Enhancing Work Relationships
  • Forklift Safety
  • Form I-9 and Employment Eligibility Verification
  • Handling Difficult Customers for Local Government
  • Litigation Procedures
  • Means of Egress
  • Parliamentary Procedures
  • Power Tool Safety
  • Presenting Effective Testimony in a Courtroom
  • Press Conference and Briefing Basics
  • Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Safeguarding Your Community from Terrorism
  • School Resource Officers
  • Sexual Harassment Awareness AB 1825
  • Successful Customer Interactions
  • Using Oleoresin Capsicum
  • Walking Your Way to Fitness
  • Workplace Ergonomics
  • Workplace Stress Resiliency

If you have questions or need assistance, please click here to contact your Customer Success representative.

Updated Courses Set to be Released in January

The LocalGovU content and accreditation teams have made a collaborative effort this year to evaluate the latest trends and topics in local government to help build a more in-depth training library for our clients. With the feedback provided by you, we’ve made the necessary changes to older courses, while continuing to add new and original content to our learning management platform.

On December 31, 2017, we will be retiring older versions of course content, with new versions going live on January 1, 2018. To ensure that you and/or your personnel have completed course requirements before they are either removed or updated, please review the list below to see what has changed.

Updated Courses

  • Basic First Aid
  • Business Writing Basics
  • Coaching with Character
  • Developing Effective Communication Skills
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • Effective Presentation Basics
  • Employee Recognition
  • Ethical Behavior for Elected Officials
  • Generational Differences
  • Leadership v. Management
  • Running an Effective Board Meeting
  • Sleep and Your Health
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Time Management Skills
  • Tourette Syndrome and Other Neurological Disorders
  • Understanding Depression and Bipolar Disorder
  • Understanding Eating Disorders
  • Understanding Pre-Diabetes
  • Youth Sports Injuries
  • Commercial Lawn Mower Safety

Name Changes

  • Providing Effective Orientations > Providing Effective Onboarding
  • Understanding Child Neglect for Volunteers > Recognizing Child Neglect
  • Understanding Anxiety Disorders > Understanding Anxiety Disorders, OCD and PTSD
  • Understanding Asperger Syndrome > Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Understanding Domestic Abuse for Volunteers > Recognizing Domestic Abuse
  • Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act > Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

If you have questions or need assistance, please click here to contact your Customer Success representative.