Leadership Staff Professional Association


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Newest LSPA Newsletter

The Spring 2021 LSPA Newsletter is now available!
This issue features articles on a wide variety of topics written by and for legislative staff, as well as resources for leadership development and information about NCSL meetings and trainings across the nation. 


Nominations Open!

For the 2022 LSPA Legislative Staff Achievement Awards! The Leadership Staff Professional Association invites your nominations of staffers or offices whose important contributions and dedication to the legislative institution and process are innovatve and invaluable. Nominations can be made by state legislators or legislative staff.



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Congrats to the 2021 Legislative Staff Award Recipients

Every year, NCSL recognizes legislative staff for their contributions to their legislature and NCSL. Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2021 staff awards, and help us honor legislative staff excellence.



About LSPA

See a list of the LSPA Executive Committee and subcommittee members and the LSPA bylaws.


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Leadership Development Workshop Series

A series of interactive online workshops meant to foster self-exploration and develop the skills necessary for effective leadership. These sessions are designed to be useful whether you’re new to the legislature or a seasoned staffer with extensive legislative experience. Trainings are offered free for NCSL members.


NCSL: Your Organization

Working in a state capitol is stressful, but NCSL is here to help. We have policy specialists on call anytime, and a website where you’ll find the latest research on the issues you’re working on. Our professional development programs will connect you with people in your field from around the country. Watch the video to find out all the ways that NCSL can help you shine.


Legislator’s Guide to Parliamentary Procedure

Now available online! This guide provides basic parliamentary information in an easy-to-read format. It is not a comprehensive parliamentary manual nor does it cover every nuance of legislative procedure. Rather, it serves as a primer on parliamentary fundamentals.