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Provide opportunities for professional networking by being your gateway to NCSL's standing committees and staff section networks.
Continuing education opportunities to develop and support professional growth and building leadership capacity.
Free Webinar: Writing for a Legislative Audience
Hosted by the NLPES staff association.
March 28, 2023 | 1 p.m. ET
Legislative staff create a wide variety of written products. From newsletters to emails to constituent correspondence—the list goes on. But regardless of the purpose, certain tactics are essential to crafting concise, efficient and easy-to-digest content. In this workshop, you will learn how to effectively organize your thoughts and put them across in a form that maximizes the impact of your information. Register now.
Get Ready to Apply for the 2023 Legislative Staff Certificate Program
Now in its fourth year, the annual Legislative Staff Certificate Program will begin accepting applications for the 2023 program in the spring.
NCSL’s Legislative Staff Certificate Program will be held again in fall 2023. This month-long training program is for newer legislative staff who are seeking a broader context about legislatures and the legislative process and will focus on five core competencies. Staff with one to three years of legislative employment are invited to apply, with the approval of their director/supervisor.
- YNP Snapshot: Victoria Rodriguez is a legislative aide with the House Majority Office in the Maine Legislature. “I have learned that organization is key. I work with many different members of the House of Representatives, so it is crucial that I keep their constituent casework, communications and policy research organized," she says.
- Ready for the World: 8 of the Nation’s Youngest State Lawmakers
The nation’s youngest state legislators set their sights early. One was volunteering for U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley at age 11; another campaigned for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders at 13. None of them were even out of college when they got elected. And each is motivated by different issues: health care, education, economic equality, gun rights, taxes, the environment.