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2013 Legislative Summit

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

 

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Legislative Staff University: Staying Engaged and Motivated

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 4-B407
  • American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries
  • Leadership Staff Section
  • Legal Services Staff Section
  • Legislative Education Staff Network
  • Legislative Health Staff Network
  • Legislative Information and Communications Staff
  • Legislative Research Librarians
  • National Association of Legislative Fiscal Offices
  • National Association of Legislative Information Technology
  • National Legislative Program Evaluation Society
  • National Legislative Services and Security Association
  • Personal Staff Network
  • Research and Committee Staff Section
  • NCSL Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee
Legislator/Staff Training Track
Legislative staff work in an environment where the motives that drive individual members may not always match the values of the institution. How can staff help legislators achieve their policy goals while ensuring that the process remains open and objective? Learn from Phil Boyle—a distinguished professor and leadership consultant who works with state and local governments on ethics, problem solving and decision making—about how to stay motivated and engaged during tough legislative sessions.

  • Presiding:
  • Jan Yamane, Office of the Hawaii State Auditor
  • Speaker:
  • Dr. Phillip Boyle, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

 

9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

Increase Your Presence with Tech Tools

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 4-B406
Interactive
Legislator/Staff Training Track
Young and New Professionals
Want to know about the best free and bargain apps and technology to improve productivity and simplify your life without breaking the bank? Need to jazz up your presentations or shake-up meetings? Want to jump into the new technology world but have no idea where to start? Walk away with 30+ tips and tricks you can use to add sizzle to your presentation.

  • Speaker:
  • Jill Duffy, Pcmag.Com, New York

 

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Going Mobile: What It Means for Legislatures

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 4-B406
Interactive
Legislator/Staff Training Track

The dramatic growth in mobile devices is changing the way legislatures communicate and do business. States are seeing benefits and cost savings from moving to mobile devices and going paperless. Hear about and learn from experiences in states that are going mobile.

11:00 AM -- 11:50 AM 
Panelists Presentations

Moderator: 

  • Representative Jeff Morris, Washington

Panelists: 

  • Bill Eggers, Deloitte Research, Washington, D.C.
  • Senator Brandt Hershman, Indiana
  • Representative Matt Hudson, Florida

11:50 AM -- 12:15 PM
App Demonstrations

Demonstrator:

  • Troy Adkins, House of Delegates, Virginia
  • Curtis Clothier, Legislative Affairs Agency, Alaska
  • Robert Haney, House of Representatives, Texas
  • Dennis McCarty and Peter Capriglione, Information Systems Division, North Carolina
  • Kurt McDowell, Legislative Information Systems, Ohio
  • Jonathan Palmore, Technology Office, Virginia
  • Bob Ward and Ryan Duffy, House of Representatives, Florida

 



 

12:15 PM to 1:45 PM

Legislative Staff Achievement Luncheon: Celebrating Success

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Ballroom Level-Thomas Murphy Ballroom
  • American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries
  • Leadership Staff Section
  • Legal Services Staff Section
  • Legislative Education Staff Network
  • Legislative Health Staff Network
  • Legislative Information and Communications Staff
  • Legislative Research Librarians
  • National Association of Legislative Fiscal Offices
  • National Association of Legislative Information Technology
  • National Legislative Program Evaluation Society
  • National Legislative Services and Security Association
  • Personal Staff Network
  • Research and Committee Staff Section
  • NCSL Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee
Legislator/Staff Training Track
Join fellow legislative staffers from around the country to celebrate the outstanding work, commitment and contributions you make each year to America's Legislatures! Art Hamilton, former member of the Arizona House of Representatives and NCSL President and CEO of a successful public affairs firm, will talk about the critical contributions legislative staff made to him in advancing his career, and to the legislature as an institution in sustaining its values. Hear his perspective on those qualities that staff may forget about during tough legislative sessions that make the whole thing possible. Don't miss this inspiring and humorous presentation from a man that Bill Clinton called "one of the finest speakers I have ever heard."

  • Presiding:
  • Patsy Spaw, Texas Legislature
  • Speaker:
  • Art Hamilton, The Hamilton Group, LLC, Arizona

 

1:45 PM to 3:00 PM

Cultivating an Honest Environment

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 4-B407
  • NCSL Center for Ethics in Government
  • NCSL Women's Legislative Network Program
Interactive
Legislator/Staff Training Track
Everyone has the best of intentions of behaving with integrity, but Sidetracked, a book by Harvard professor Francesca Gino, shows that certain factors can lead us to cross ethical boundaries. What are these red flags, and how can legislators and staff cultivate an environment that encourages honesty? Attend this interactive session to learn and practice measures to keep yourself and those around you from getting sidetracked.

  • Speaker:
  • Dr. Francesca Gino, Harvard Business School, Massachusetts

 

1:45 PM to 3:00 PM

Be Great at Debate

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 4-B406
Interactive
Leadership
Legislator/Staff Training Track
You'll make your points effectively and win colleagues to your viewpoint in committee, on the floor--and out at the pub with your peers--when you need to rally them to your cause after learning the key techniques you'll take away from this session.

  • Speaker:
  • Curt Stedron, Colorado

Thursday, August 15, 2013

 

8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

Being a Great Legislative Leader

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B304
Leadership
Legislator/Staff Training Track
Peter Drucker stated that "leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results." Leaders have great social intelligence, an enthusiasm for new ideas and the vision to carry them out. These are great skills for all of us. Join a group of respected leaders as they discuss the art of leadership.

  • Facilitator:
  • Tim Storey, NCSL
  • Panelist:
  • Senate President Pro Tem Philip Berger, North Carolina
  • Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, Iowa
  • Speaker Becky Lockhart, Utah
  • Speaker Shap Smith, Vermont

 

8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

A Crash Course on Parliamentary Procedure

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B208
  • American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries
  • Mason’s Manual Commission
Interactive
Legislator/Staff Training Track
In order to play the game, you have to know the rules. Parliamentary procedure is at the heart of the legislative process. Learning how to use it properly improves not only your effectiveness but the smooth running of your legislature. You'll leave this session with highly honed parliamentary skills.

  • Moderator:
  • John Phelps, Committee on Rules and Calendar, Florida Senate
  • Speaker:
  • Megan Consedine, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Senate
  • Joel Kintsel, Parliamentarian/Administrator of the Oklahoma House