NLPES Training in 2021

4/8/2021

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The National Legislative Program Evaluation Society Executive Committee is erring on the side of caution in this age of COVID-19: An in-person professional development seminar will not be held in 2021. In lieu thereof, however, the NLPES Executive Committee plans to provide at least 20 hours of online training for NLPES members. As trainings are scheduled and details developed, they will be highlighted on this webpage, so check back frequently.

February 2021

Feb. 16

Information-Sharing Zoom Call for NLPES Methodologists
The purpose of the call is to provide an opportunity for NLPES methodologists to share information and learn from each other. Alyssa Sorenson from Montana's Legislative Audit Division will lead the first 2021 Zoom call for methodologists.  

March 2021

March 4

Bias Habit Breaking Training for NLPES Members | 1-4 p.m. ET
NLPES is hosting a special 3-hour online training-Bias Habit Breaking Training for NLPES Members. The speaker will be Dr. William Cox. Participation in the program is limited, and a registration fee will be charged. Registration is open. 

March 11

Trivia Night for Legislative Staff | 9 p.m. ET
NCSL Executive Director Tim Storey is hosting a trivia night for legislative staff. Join your colleagues from NLPES and other staff associations for an evening of fun!

March 16

Information-Sharing Zoom Call for General NLPES Membership | 1-2 p.m. ET
This call is targeted to NLPES members with a few years of experience or less. The purpose of this call is to provide new(ish) NLPES members to share information and learn from each other. The discussion topics for this call are Being New Auditors or Evaluators and Learning the Audit or Evaluation Profession During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The moderator and presenters for this call are Kristen Rottinghaus, Mohri Exline and Ashley Beason-Manes from the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit. To participate in the call, you must first preregister. To preregister, email Brenda Erickson, NCSL liaison to NLPES.

April 2021

Apr. 13

Information-Sharing Zoom Call for NLPES Methodologists...and Other Interested NLPES Members | 2-3 p.m. ET
The purpose of the call is to provide an opportunity for NLPES methodologists and other interested NLPES members to share information and learn from each other. Ian Green from Oregon will lead this Zoom call.The discussion will be about Fighting Fraud with Benford’s Law and Fraud Risk Scoring. To participate in the call, you must first preregister. To preregister, email Brenda Erickson, NCSL liaison to NLPES

Apr. 14 - 15

Evaluator 101 Training 
The National Legislative Program Evaluation Society is hosting a basic skills training series for NLPES members. The 4-part Evaluator 101 training will provide newer evaluators with the foundational elements of sound legislative program evaluation. Registration is open. Participants must register for each webinar separately. 

May 2021

May 11

Information-Sharing Zoom Call for General NLPES Membership | 1-2 p.m. ET
The purpose of the call is to provide an opportunity for NLPES members to share information and learn from each other. The discussion topics for this call have not yet been set.

June 2021

June 8

Collaborative Problem Solving | 1-2 p.m. ET 

Legislative staff often find themselves involved in situations where two sides are locked into a conflict, and they are called on to help resolve it. This hands-on training is designed to teach you how to apply the principles of negotiation to help explore creative ways of delivering solutions to conflicts so that all sides can leave feeling satisfied. This training will be held via Zoom. To participate in the call, you need to preregister by emailing Brenda Erickson (NCSL liaison to NLPES) with your name, legislative audit agency, phone number and email address.

Speaker: Curt Stedron, director of legislative training, NCSL

June 16

Information-Sharing Zoom Call for NLPES Methodologists | 1-2 p.m. ET
The purpose of the call is to provide an opportunity for NLPES methodologists to share information and learn from each other. The discussion topics for this call have not yet been set.

July 2021

July 13

Information-Sharing Zoom Call for General NLPES Membership | 1-2 p.m. ET
The purpose of the call is to provide an opportunity for NLPES members to share information and learn from each other. The discussion topics for this call have not yet been set.

August 2021

Aug. 17

Information-Sharing Zoom Call for NLPES Methodologists | 1-2 p.m. ET
The purpose of the call is to provide an opportunity for NLPES methodologists to share information and learn from each other. The discussion topics for this call have not yet been set.

September 2021

Sept. 14

Information-Sharing Zoom Call for General NLPES Membership | 1-2 p.m. ET
The purpose of the call is to provide an opportunity for NLPES members to share information and learn from each other. The discussion topics for this call have not yet been set.

October 2021

Oct. 12

Information-Sharing Zoom Call for NLPES Methodologists | 1-2 p.m. ET
The purpose of the call is to provide an opportunity for NLPES methodologists to share information and learn from each other. The discussion topics for this call have not yet been set.

November 2021

Nov. 16

Information-Sharing Zoom Call for General NLPES Membership | 1-2 p.m. ET
The purpose of the call is to provide an opportunity for NLPES members to share information and learn from each other. The discussion topics for this call have not yet been set.

December 2021

Dec. 14

Information-Sharing Zoom Call for NLPES Methodologists | 1-2 p.m. ET
The purpose of the call is to provide an opportunity for NLPES methodologists to share information and learn from each other. The discussion topics for this call have not yet been set.