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WELCOME LEGISLATIVE STAFF

photo of Tom Wright, Legislative Staff Chair, Alaska NCSL is committed to the success of all legislative staff. Here you will find the tools, information and resources you need to craft the best solutions to difficult problems and hone your professional skills. Take advantage of your benefits as a member of NCSL.

NOMINATIONS: ONLINE DEMOCRACY AWARD

Image for webinarsThe Online Democracy Award seeks to recognize a state legislative website that stands out for making democracy user-friendly. Eligible nominees include the websites of state legislatures, individual chambers and officially recognized legislative caucuses. Please review the award criteria and eligibility before submitting your nomination. Nominations for the 2014 award are due by May 23, 2014. Submit your nomination now!

 

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WEBINAR: MAKING READERS CARE ABOUT YOUR WRITING

Webinar image This one-hour webinar presents the concept of issue-driven writing as a way to connect with legislative audiences. All legislative staff—whether experienced or interns, clerical, legal or IT—will benefit by learning how to use an opening hook to get readers invested in the topic, develop information based on the readers’ questions about the issue, and present that information professionally but “conversationally” in a way that’s most efficient and compelling for readers.

 

 

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LEGISLATIVE STAFF MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (LSMI)

Image of webinarsApplication deadline is May 2.
Plan to attend this unique eight-day executive management training program designed for both senior legislative staff members and those on their way to such positions. The program focuses on the practical application of tools that legislative staff can use to meet the increasingly complex policy and management demands confronting state legislatures. 
  

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RESOURCES FOR YOU

image for i-phone/i-padWhen you need to know the latest information on an issue, NCSL is your resource. Here you’ll find 50-state information on hundreds of topics. You can search legislation through our Bill Information Service, contact an NCSL expert to ask a question, read our award-winning State Legislatures magazine and peruse informative Web documents and newsletters.

 

LEARN ON DEMAND

Image of e-Learning In a demanding job, NCSL makes it easy to stay up-to-date at your convenience.Through a vast library of webinars, videos and training resources, you can brush up on any topic that interests you.

 

 

 

 

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