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By Megan McClure

Do you work directly for a legislator, in a capitol or district office? Are you a policy wonk in a caucus office, a legislative assistant or aide?

Staff around tableIf so, NCSL is providing a professional development seminar that allows you to get the most bang for your travel and professional development buck.

The Leadership Staff Professional Association is offering a day and a half seminar July 29-30, covering myriad topics selected specifically for those who work closely with legislators and in caucus offices.

For only $200, you can add this valuable professional opportunity to build skills and network with your peers from across the nation as a pre-con to the Legislative Summit in Los Angeles. This seminar provides a unique opportunity to learn with and from fellow chiefs of staff, district directors, caucus staff, policy analysts and legislative assistants and aides.

An agenda specifically tailored to these types of legislative staff covers everything from civility and ethics, and leadership skills, to social media and privacy, and how to conquer your fear of failure.

See the LSS PDS meeting page for the full agenda, registration and housing information. Also have a look at the LSS Newsletter for information about LSS activities at Summit and to hear from members who have attended previous professional development seminars.

LSS hopes to see you there and feel free to contact the NCSL liaison to LSS, Megan McClure with any questions you may have.

Megan McClure is a senior staff assistant in NCSL's Legislative Staff Services program.

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