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2013 ASLCS Professional Development Seminar Agenda

American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries logoAmerican Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries
Fall Professional Development Seminar
70th Anniversary Celebration(As of August 23, 2013)

Tuesday|Wednesday|Thursday|Friday|Saturday|Sunday|Concurrent Session Descriptions

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

2020 Mason’s Manual Commission
Presiding: Alfred W. “Butch” Speer, Clerk, Louisiana House of Representatives

1-8 p.m.

Registration/Information Desk

3-5 p.m.

Nominating Committee

5-7 p.m.

2012-2013 Executive Committee
Presiding: Karen Wadsworth, Clerk, New Hampshire House of Representatives and ASLCS President

7-8:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception for International Guests
Sponsored by the ASLCS International Communication and Development Committee and the ASLCS Canadian-American Relations Committee

 

Hospitality Suite

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

8-5 p.m.

Registration/Information Desk

8 -9 a.m.

Breakfast
A full breakfast will be served

Thank you to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters!

9-11:30 a.m.

Social Cognition:  Why in the Real World, Believing is Seeing! 
Ninety percent of what we know about the human brain and its function has been uncovered by cognitive scientist in the past 30 years. The findings are astounding and have implications about how we see the world, engage others in day to day tasks, form and act upon biases, and ultimately how we’ll we accomplish our goals. 

This presentation will take the audience through a series of interactive cognitive experiments that will allow each person to see how their own brain processes information. Many of the demonstrations will be surprising and will reveal how we often, with the best of intentions, act in ways that prevent us from reaching our goals. The audience will also learn of the brains’ capacity for change, called plasticity and how we may adjust our perceptions to better conform to our values and perceptions. 
Speaker: Bill Kennedy, Legal Services of Northern California, California

Noon-2 p.m.

ASLCS Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting
Presiding: Karen Wadsworth, Clerk, New Hampshire House of Representatives and ASLCS President

Thank you to our sponsor, International Roll-Call Corporation!

2-3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Two concurrent sessions will be offered at this time. See concurrent session descriptions)

3:35-5 p.m.

New Attendee Orientation

Evening

Opening Event at Sutter’s Fort

 

Hospitality Suite

Thursday, October 10, 2013

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration/Information Desk

8-9 a.m.

Breakfast
A full breakfast will be served

Thank you to our sponsor, Granicus!

9 a.m.

Leg Expo Set up

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Legislative Expo
Show—and share—the way you do your job with your ASLCS colleagues! Bring journals, calendars, publications, programs, rule books, manuals, and any other documents related to your legislative duties to share with your peers from chambers across the country. This session is a great way to see how different chambers handle similar administrative challenges.

Noon-2 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

2-3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Three concurrent sessions will be offered at this time. See concurrent session descriptions)

3:35-5 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Three concurrent sessions will be offered at this time. See concurrent session descriptions)

Evening

Evening Reception at California State Railroad Museum
Friday, October 11, 2013

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration/Information Desk

8-9 a.m.

Breakfast on your own

9 a.m.

Walk to California State Capitol

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Greeting & Capitol Tour

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Staff Breakouts
Take your networking and problem-solving to the next level! Staff breakout sessions provide a forum where attendees can discuss specific parliamentary situations and administrative challenges. Talk to experienced colleagues, obtain helpful solutions and discuss shared experiences with your colleagues across the country. Note: these are closed-door sessions to legislative staff-only
Four break-out sessions for:
Principal Clerks and Secretaries
This session is designed for the chief clerk or secretary of the chamber

Assistant/Deputy Clerks and Secretaries
This session is designed for the assistant or deputy chief clerk or secretary of the chamber

Legislative Operations Staff
This session is designed for the assistant chief clerk and/or secretary of the chamber and staff whose work directly relates to the legislative process via the journal, calendars and agendas, engrossing and enrolling, bill index and status, and committee operations.

Administrative and Support Services Staff
This session is designed for the assistant chief clerk and/or secretary of the chamber and staff whose work supports the legislative process via fiscal administration, information technology, information and public relations, and support services, including: facilities management, purchasing, document handling, mail rooms, safety, and security.

Noon

Group Picture

12:15-3 p.m.

70th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon
Stanford Mansion

Thank you to our sponsor, Propylon!

3 p.m.

Walk to hotel

Evening

California Hosted Dinner at Old Sugar Mill
Saturday, October 12, 2013

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Information Desk

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast
A full breakfast will be served

Thank you to our sponsor, Sliq Media Technologies!

9:30 a.m.-Noon

Tribal Leadership
 
Every organization is a tribe, or a network of tribes - groups of 20 to 150 people that form naturally, in which everyone knows everyone else, or at least knows of them. In this highly interactive session, Dave Logan shows clerks, secretaries and their staff how to upgrade their organization one tribe at a time. The result is unprecedented impact and success.
 
At the heart of this session is CultureSync’s 10-year study on 24,000 people (published in 2008 by HarperCollins as Tribal Leadership by Logan, King, and Fischer-Wright) that mapped, for the first time, five stages of organizational culture and the unique leverage points to nudge a group forward.
 
Part of this session focuses on how to change an organization through the development and implementation of 90-day “micro strategies.” Such plans keep everyone focused, and by working together, moving more rapidly to the zone of Tribal Leadership. The result is groups working on important projects as they simultaneously build stronger work cultures.
 
Attendees will leave with the ability to assess their workplace tribes and upgrade each, one stage at a time, until all are at least in the zone of Tribal Leadership. People can then launch 90-day strategies to accomplish important outcomes. The result is industry-leading productivity, innovation, collaboration, and job satisfaction.
 
Speaker: Dave Logan, CultureSync, California

Noon-12:30 p.m.

New Attendee Wrap-up

Noon-2 p.m.

Lunch on your own

1:30-2:15 p.m.

Committee Chair Transition
Presiding:  Suzi Lowell, Chief Clerk, Alaska House of Representatives

2:15-3 p.m.

"A” Committee Meetings
Bylaws and Standing Orders
Inside the Legislative Process
Technology
Site Selection

3-3:45 p.m.

"B” Committee Meetings
Membership and Communication
Legislative Administrator
Support Staff
International Communication and Development –

3:45-4:30 p.m.

“C” Committee Meetings
Roster
Professional Journal
Canadian-American Relations
Program Development 

6-7 p.m.

President’s Reception

Thank you to our sponsor, LexisNexis!
 

7-11 p.m.

State Dinner & Dancing
Sunday, October 13, 2013

8-9:30 a.m.

Business Meeting & Breakfast
Presiding: Suzi Lowell, Clerk, Chief Clerk, Alaska House of Representatives and ASLCS President

9:30 a.m.-Noon

2013-2014 Executive Committee
Presiding: Suzi Lowell, Clerk, Chief Clerk, Alaska House of Representatives and ASLCS President

Noon

Meeting Adjourned

CONCURRENT SESSION DESCRIPTIONS (concurrent sessions will be placed into specific time slots at a later date)
This seminar will feature eight sessions that provide in-depth information and analysis on various institutional, procedural and administrative topics:

Reflections on Legislative Service From An Associate's Perspective
Associate members will reflect on their legislative service and hear perspectives from other ASLCS Associate members about their  legislative service over the years.
 
The Benefits of Being an Associate Member
Being a member has its perks! Learn about the many scholarship and professional development programs for ASLCS Associate members and how to take advantage of them. 
 
Comparing International Legislative Practices
 A discussion about the similarities and differences between the U.S. and International legislative systems.  International guests will share their information about their legislative practices and the differences between the two systems. 
 
Succession Planning & Surviving Change
Review the greatest challenges and discuss ideas around succession planning and staffing changes.  Learn how to survive stressful situations and achieve a smooth transition.
 
Teaching Custom, Usage and Practices
Custom, usage and practices (CUPs) guide the operations of a chamber. But how do you teach these important, but often unspoken procedures to new legislators and staff? Hear from colleagues that have mastered this skill.
 
With Liberty and Accessibility for All?
Learn the technological, legal, and practical perspectives of providing handicapped accessible documents and websites.
 
If It’s Nice and Sunny Outside, Can I Still Save Files to “The Cloud?”
It’s time for a pop quiz! This interactive session will test attendees knowledge about technology - new terns and cutting-edge concepts. Take the test and learn about best technology practices in legislatures across the country. 
 
Lessons on Parliamentary Procedure
The 2020 Mason’s Manual Commission will teach a course on parliamentary procedure. Learn from your fellow colleagues about parliamentary situations and how to best handle them.




 
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