2014 Legislative Summit Agenda for the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS)

8/15/2014

Green and blue image of Legislative Summit in Minneapolis, Minn., 2014ASLCS will be meeting at NCSL's 2014 Legislative Summit in Minneapolis Aug. 19 – 22. The ASLCS luncheon and business meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 20. Learn more about the meeting and ASLCS sessions below.

 

 

 

 

Preliminary Agenda

(as of August 15, 2014)

Monday, Aug. 18
Time Sessions

9 a.m. – Noon

Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee (LSCC) Meetings

Hilton Minneapolis, Level 3

1 – 2:15 p.m.

NCSL Executive Committee — Member Outreach and Communication Subcommittee

Hilton Minneapolis, Level 3, Grand Ballroom C
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

NCSL Executive Committee — Budget, Finance and Rules Subcommittee

Hilton Minneapolis, Level 3, Grand Ballroom C
4 – 5:30 p.m.

NCSL Executive Committee

Hilton Minneapolis, Level 3, Grand Ballroom D
Tuesday, Aug. 19
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 1, Registration Lobby

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

2020 Mason’s Manual Commission

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 2, 200H

 

Presiding: Alfred “Butch” Speer, chief clerk of the Louisiana House Representatives and chair of the 2020 Mason’s Manual Commission

11 a.m. – Noon

New Attendee Orientation

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 1, 103ABC

 

First time attending the Legislative Summit? Take part in this orientation to learn about sessions that will get you involved with NCSL, including the business meeting and standing committees.
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

General Session: A New Education Revolution

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 1, Auditorium

 

Sir Ken Robinson, international education leader, is an expert on creativity, education and the economy. His ideas to revolutionize, not just reform, education challenge conventional wisdom and inspire a whole new approach to our educational system. He believes we can transform education so creativity and individual talents flourish and our children can meet the future wisely.

 

Prayer: Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman

 

National Anthem: Selena Brills

3 – 3:35 p.m.

ASLCS “A” Committees

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 2, 209A, 209B, 210A, 210B

 

The ASLCS "A" Bylaws and Standing Orders, Inside the Legislative Process, Site Selection and Technology Committees will meet.
3:40 – 4:15 p.m.

ASLCS “B” Committees

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 2, 209A, 209B, 210A, 210B

 

The ASLCS "B" International Communication and Development, Legislative Administrator, Membership and Communication and Support Staff Committees will meet.
4:20 – 5 p.m.

ASLCS “C” Committees

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 2, 209A, 209B, 210A, 210B

 

The ASLCS "C" Canadian-American Relations, Professional Journal, Program Development and Roster Committees will meet.
6 – 7:30 p.m.

Opening Reception: Catch the Pioneer Spirit
Mill City Museum (offsite)

 

Explore one of the most spectacular venues in Minnesota, the Mill City Museum, on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River. You'll begin your evening experiencing a day at the cabin, c omplete with onsite fishing, a walleye fish fry and local bluegrass music. Flour milling was one of the state's most important industries, and you'll experience it first-hand when you ride to the top of the Flour Tower and, in true Minnesota style, enjoy live polka music in the biergarten overlooking the river.
Wednesday, Aug. 20
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 1, Registration Lobby
7:45 – 8:45 a.m.

Ethics Roundtable for Legislative Staff

Minneapolis Convention Center, Mezzanine Level, M101AB

 

Ethics is more than avoiding bad headlines, not to mention indictments. It’s the nuances of right and wrong in the everyday operation of legislatures. Learn more about ethics standards for legislative staff and participate in a discussion on current ethical dilemmas.

 

Moderator: Walker Reagan, North Carolina General Assembly

Speaker: Peggy Kerns, NCSL

 

Sponsored by the Research and Committee Staff Section

Legislator/Staff Training Track
8 – 8:45 a.m.

Prayer Breakfast

Minneapolis Convention Center, Mezzanine Level, M100C
9 – 10:15 a.m.

General Session: Building a Safe Harbor for Trafficking Victims

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 1, 102ABC

 

Human trafficking in the United States exploits tens of thousands of children and vulnerable victims each year. Two women, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and humanitarian Cindy McCain, are working with Congress and the states and through private initiatives to bring national focus on trafficking, to ensure that victims are not treated as criminals and to develop policies to end it.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 1, Exhibit Hall B
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Managing Legislative Staff: Best Practices

Minneapolis Convention Center, Mezzanine Level, L100ABC

 

State legislatures manage their staff in diverse ways. Hear about performance management innovations in state legislatures and discuss common performance challenges faced by staff today.

 

Speakers: Michael Christensen, Utah Legislature; Bernard Dean, Washington Legislature; Amy Zook, Colorado General Assembly; Alan Calandro, Connecticut General Assembly; Amy Carlson, Montana Legislature

 

Sponsored by NCSL’s Legislative Effectiveness Committee
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

ASLCS Luncheon and Business Meeting
Vincent A Restaurant, 1100 Nicolett Mall (offsite)

 

Presiding: Suzi Lowell, chief clerk of the Alaska House of Representatives and president of ASLCS

 

Pre-registration required for this luncheon. Please contact Angela Andrews (angela.andrews@ncsl.org) for more information.

 

NCSL and ASLCS gratefully acknowledges the support of International Roll-Call Corporation for sponsoring this luncheon.
3:30 – 5 p.m.

Legislative Staff University: Communicate Like a Rock Star

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 1, Auditorium Room 3

 

Are you ready to go from good to great — to reach rock star status — as a communicator? How receptive people are to your message depends in large part on what you say beyond your words. Learn how to increase your charisma, adapt in the moment and control your breathing while communicating authentically. Sari de la Motte is a communications expert who has coached Fortune 500 executives, trial attorneys and others on how to boost their influence and enhance their leadership with silent signals.

 

Presiding: Tom Wright, Alaska Legislature, NCSL Chair

Speaker: Sari De La Motte, FORTE, Ore.

5:15 – 6:30 p.m.

Young and New Professionals Networking Reception

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 2, Seasons

 

Join your fellow YNPs for a reception of networking and entertainment.

 

NCSL gratefully acknowledges ESA for sponsoring refreshments, food and entertainment.
Evening States’ Night
Thursday, Aug. 21
6:30 – 8 a.m.

Walk for Wellness

Loring Park (offsite)

 

Join your colleagues for the Walk for Wellness, a 5K run or walk through one of Minneapolis' most beautiful green spaces. Meet at Loring Park at 6:30 a.m. Enter the park on 14th Street by crossing Willow, and head to the park shelter building. Loring Park is walking distance from the conference hotels, and transportation is not provided. The Walk for Wellness is open to all Summit attendees, and pre-registration is not required. Email Katie Ziegler (katie.ziegler@ncsl.org) with any questions.

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 1, Registration Lobby
9 – 10 a.m.

General Session: Polls, Politics and What Americans Really Think

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 1, Auditorium

 

Neil Newhouse and Geoffrey Garin are two of the most respected political pollsters in the nation. Their different political stripes make for a lively discussion of what Americans think about their country, which party is likely to win in the upcoming election and what that will mean for the nation.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 1, Exhibit Hall B
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Managing Your Online Image

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 2, 200ABIJ

 

Both legislators and legislative staff want to make sure their online images are professional, free of anything inappropriate or embarrassing. Learn 10 important steps to ensure you shine online.

 

Speakers: Elizabeth Emerson and Clarise Tushie-Lessard, Goff Public, Minn.

Panelist: Chris Duffy, Goff Public Relations and Affairs, Minn.

 

Legislator/Staff Training Track
12:30 – 2 p.m.

Legislative Staff Achievement Luncheon

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 1, Ballroom A

 

Staff work hard every day to effectively run our most important institution — the state legislature. Roger Moe, Minnesota's Senate majority leader for 22 years, knows that every lawmaker is indebted to the talented staff who are at the very heart of democracy. Enjoy a luncheon celebrating the talents, achievements and triumphs of the nation’s legislative staff.

 

Speaker: Roger Moe, former Senate president, Minnesota

 

Legislator/Staff Training Track
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Winston Churchill’s Language of Leadership

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 1, 101DE

 

Churchill's communication skills are legendary. Come study the "British Bulldog" with your colleagues, not only for his masterful use of language to inspire but also as a quintessential leader.

 

Speaker: Representative D. Craig Horn, N.C.

 

Legislator/Staff Training Track

3:45 – 5:30 p.m.

ASLCS Executive Committee Meeting

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 2, 207A

 

Presiding: Suzi Lowell, chief clerk of the Alaska House of Representatives and president of ASLCS
3:45 – 5 p.m.

Remote Testimony for Committee Meetings

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 1, 101FG

 

Legislatures increasingly use videoconferencing to allow citizens to participate in committee hearings without having to travel to the Capitol. Learn from states with long experience in videoconferencing legislative hearings, as well as from others that are considering or just beginning to expand these capabilities. 

 

Moderator: Terri Clark, Kansas Legislature

Panelists: Curtis Clothier, Alaska Legislature; Soren Jacobsen, Idaho Legislature; Senator Jill Tokuda, Hawaii

 

Sponsored by the National Association of Legislative Information Technology

6:30 – 9 p.m.

Social Event

Nicolett Island (offsite)

 

Experience the beauty of Nicollet Island, smack dab in the middle of the Mississippi River with its historic St. Anthony Falls, just north of the birthplace of Minneapolis. Delight in the creative, cultural and innovative spirit that makes Minnesota unique. Explore the natural beauty of the island, farm to table cuisine, craft beer tents, championship log rollers and lumberjack show and showcase tents featuring some of the most innovative products Minnesota has to offer. This night of exploration will be capped off by an unforgettable performance by Minnesota's own Soul Asylum, set on a stage with the city skyline as a backdrop.
Friday, Aug. 22
6:30 – 8 a.m.

Bipartisan Bike Ride

Offsite

 

Join us as we cruise the streets and trails of Minneapolis for the 10th annual NCSL Bipartisan Bike Ride. Touted by Bicycling Magazine as the nation’s number one bicycle city, the ride around Minneapolis will be a great way to start the conference day and see the sights of the city at a leisurely 10 miles an hour.

 

Contact douglas.shinkle@ncsl.org for registration and ride details.

 

NCSL gratefully acknowledges Walmart, BNSF Railway, General Mills, Primal Wear, People for Bikes and Quality Bicycle Products for sponsoring this event.
7:30 a.m. – Noon

Registration

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 1, Registration Lobby
7:45 – 8:45 a.m.

Statehouse Ambassadors

Minneapolis Convention Center, Mezzanine Level, M100FG

 

NCSL staff network with their Statehouse Ambassadors. The NCSL Statehouse Ambassadors are legislative staff who serve as in-state field representatives for NCSL. The Statehouse Ambassador program is designed to energize and sustain legislative participation in NCSL and strengthen the organization’s role as an extension of state legislatures.
9 a.m. – Noon

Exhibit Hall

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 1, Exhibit Hall B
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

NCSL Business Meeting

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 1, 101ABCDEFGHIJ

 

All legislators and legislative staff are urged to attend the Business Meeting and consider Policy Directives and Resolutions that will guide NCSL's advocacy efforts before Congress and the administration, amendments to the Bylaws and Rules of Procedure, election of NCSL officers and approval of the Conference budget. All other meeting participants are welcome to observe. 
12:30 – 2 p.m.

General Session: Seattle Kick-Off Luncheon

Minneapolis Convention Center, Level 1, Ballroom AB

 

The Insider's View: Politics Today

Smart, perceptive and the ultimate political insiders, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann share their unrivaled insights on the interplay among the economy, Wall Street and Washington and the forces that shape American politics. Managing editors of Bloomberg Politics and best-selling authors of Game Change and Double Down, their keen analysis and lively observations make them two of the top political observers today. Find out what's ahead for Democrats and Republicans in the upcoming election from two of the best political pros.

 

Prayer: Reverend Billy Russell