2014 National Legislative Services and Security Staff (NLSSA) Guest Agenda


North Carolina CapitolThe National Legislative Services and Security Association (NLSSA) hosts the only national training event designed exclusively for state legislative staff who work in the areas of security, administrative services and tourism management. This year's conference offers participants a unique opportunity to learn important work skills, build relationships with colleagues from other states, and advance the effectiveness of America's state legislatures.

This year the NLSSA Professional Development Seminar will be held in Raleigh, N.C., at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel from Oct. 5-10, 2014. NCSL, in conjunction with the North Carolina State Legislature, has invited a diverse group of faculty from throughout the state and country to speak on a wide range of security, historic preservation, personnel, and administrative topics. Please join us in the Tar Heel state for training, tours, workshops, roundtables and networking opportunities.

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Sunday, oct. 5
Time Sessions

5-7 p.m.

Early Registration

3-11 p.m. NLSSA Hospitality Suite
monDay, oct. 6
8:15 a.m.-Noon Registration
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
7:30-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
Sheraton Raleigh Hotl
10 a.m.-Noon

Trolly Tour of Downtown Raleigh
Enjoy a narrated tour of downtown Raleigh aboard the Raleigh Trolley. The trolley stops at Mordecai Historic Park, Bicentennial Plaza, Joel Lane Museum House, City of Raleigh Museum and City Market.

Noon-1 p.m.

Lunch at the Side Street Cafe
The charming Side Street cafe can be found in the Historic Oakwood neighborhood. Almost hidden in rows of historic homes, this historic Raleigh establishment sparkles with its almost floor to ceiling original glass windows. Before it’s conversion to a restaurant in 1979 by Mary Lu Wooten, the building was a grocery, laundry, and church. The sign on the front of this now restaurant door reads ‘Cash and Wake County Checks Only!’ — your first hint that this restaurant is going to be grand.

2-4 p.m.

North Carolina Governor's Mansion 
North Carolina’s Executive Mansion is not only home to the Governor, it is the “people’s house.” The building is also a meeting space, historic site, and an elegant event location. In addition, thousands of visitors visit during public tour season and during the holiday open house.

6-8 p.m.

Welcome to North Carolina Opening Reception

The North Carolina State Legislature would like to welcome the NCSL staff sections to a memoriable evening at the state capitol. NLSSA and NLPES members will enjoy North Carolina's world renowned traditional southern Barbeque with a "Pig Pickin." Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the capitol building and take in some of Raleigh's locally grown musical entertainment.

8-11 p.m. NLSSA Hospitality Suite
tuesDay, oct. 7
7:30-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wine & Design
Wine and Design in Raleigh, NC, offers wine and paint parties led by local artists with different paintings every night that you can choose from! Nestled in downtown Raleigh, Wine and Design provides a creative environment for you to let loose, surrounded by great friends and good wine.

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Free Time

6:00 p.m. Joint Reception at Hotel
8-11:30 p.m. NLSSA Hospitality Suite
wednesDay, oct. 8
7:30-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
10:30-11:45 a.m. North Carolina Museum of Art

The North Carolina Museum of Art opened in 1956 as the first major museum collection in the country to be formed by State legislation and funding. Since the initial 1947 appropriation that established its collection, the Museum has continued to be a model of enlightened public policy with free admission to the permanent collection. Today, it encompasses a collection that spans more than 5,000 years of artistic work from antiquity to the present, an amphitheater for outdoor performances, and a variety of celebrated exhibitions and public programs. The Museum features more than 40 galleries as well as more than a dozen major works of art in the nation’s largest museum park with 164-acres.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lunch at PNC Arena

2-4 p.m. North Carolina Museum of History and Museum of Natural History
The North Carolina Museum of History is alive with the past—your past. It is as full of life and personalities as it is people who care for the collection, people who interpret the collection, and people who visit the collection. It is also alive with the contributions of all the people involved in its creation, development, and growth.
6-8 p.m. Dinner (on your own)
8-11:30 p.m. Hospitality Suite Open
thursDay, oct. 9
7:30-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
10 a.m.-Noon

Professional Messages

Noon-2 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Manicures (at hotel)
6-9 p.m.

NLSSA Awards Banquet at the Cardinal Club
NLSSA will be holding its annual state dinner at the Cardinal Club. Located in downtown Raleigh on the penthouse levels (28th and 29th floors) of the Wells Fargo Capitol Center, Cardinal Club incorporates all the elements of a fine social and dining Club. The Club offers a luxury that is at once refined and comfortable make your evening with us one that you remember for a lifetime. At the Cardinal Club you will enjoy consistently superior cuisine, vintage wines and attentive, personalized service.

7:30-11 p.m. Hospitality Suite Open
friDay, oct. 10
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
9 a.m.

Meeting Adjourns (safe travels)