LRL & RACSS Joint Professional Development Seminar
Richmond, Virginia
The Omni Hotel Richmond
October 10 - 13, 2001
Agenda

Wednesday, October 10 || Thursday, October 11
Friday, October 12 || Saturday, October 13


Wednesday, October 10, 2001

3:00 - 5:00 Registration (at hotel)
5:30 - 7:30 Opening Reception at the Virginia State Capitol, Tour of the Capitol
Reception sponsored by West Group

Thursday, October 11, 2001

8:00 - 12:00 Registration
8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and Introductions: Virginia hosts, and LRL & RACSS Officers
Speakers
Virginia Lt. Governor John Hager (invited)
Robert Erickson, Nevada (RACSS Chair)
Nan Bowers, Nevada (LRL Chair)
Cheryl Jackson and E.M. Miller, Jr., Virginia Host Committee
9:00 - 11:30 Joint Plenary: Work Styles: Insight into Self and Others?
Speaker
Dr. Susan Wilkes, Virginia Workplace Initiatives
10:00 - 10:15  Coffee Break
11:30 - 11:45  Run-to-your-room-to-refresh Break
11:45 - 1:30 Bus trip to Charlottesville (box lunches on the bus)
1:30 - 3:30 Joint Program and tour at LEXIS Law Publishing
Program Topics include: 
  • electronic research for legislative staff 
  • current search and legal database enhancements 
  • editorial process (session law to statutes) 
  • short visit to LEXIS printing facilities 
4:00 - 5:45 Tour of Monticello (courtesy of LEXIS Law Publishing)
6:15 - 8:00 Group Dinner at the Ivy Inn, Charlottesville
8:00 Buses return to Richmond

Friday, October 12, 2001

8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:45 Joint Plenary: When Leadership Counts
Speaker
Ron Carrier, JMU
9:45 - 10:00  Coffee Break
10:00 - 11:45 LRL workshop—Leadership: What Lies Within?
Speaker
Gail Warren, VA State Law Library
 RACSS workshop—Small Team Leadership: The Art of Delegation
Legislative Staff Panelists: 
E.M. Miller, Jr., Virginia
Nancy Roberts, Virginia
Pepper Strum, Nevada
David Sallach, New Jersey
11:45 - 1:00 Joint Plenary Luncheon 
Keynote speaker: 
Ramona Kenady, Oregon, 2001 NCSL Staff Chair
1:00 – 1:15 Run-to-your-room-to-refresh Break
1:15 - 1:30  Vans transport guests to tours (guests may also walk)
1:30 - 3:00 RACSS and LRL-choice of program tours: 
3:00 -3:15 Vans transport guests to Capitol (guests may also walk)
3:15 - 3:30 Refreshment break at the Capitol  (Courtesy of our Virginia hosts)
3:30 – 5:00 LRL—Knowledge Management 
Speaker
Donna Scheeder, Congressional Research Services
RACSS—Using Teleconferencing for Legislative Committee Meetings 
Legislative Staff Panelists: 
to be announced
5:00 - 5:15  Vans transport guests back to hotel  (if needed)
evening Guests are on their own for the evening, but both LRL and RACSS plan to hold informal Dutch Treat dinners at local restaurants.

Saturday, October 13, 2001

8:00 - 8:30 Buffet  Breakfast
9:00 - 11:00 RACSS—Leadership for Challenging Circumstances
Speaker
Bob O'Neill, National Association of Public Administrators
 LRL—Business Meeting
11:00 -11:30 Seminar Evaluations and Wrap-up
12:30 - 8:30 Optional Social Event: Colonial Williamsburg  ($40 fee)