Fall Forum

Katie Peshek 10/16/2013

NCSL Fall Forum | Washington, D.C. | Dec. 4-6, 2013

Join your leadership staff colleagues from across the nation to connect, contribute and collaborate on successful strategies to help you in your legislative staff career. The Leadership Staff Section (LSS) Professional Development Seminar is designed by legislative staff, for legislative staff, and it happens only once a year— don't miss it! 

LSS provides a forum for state legislative employees who work for legislative leaders or party caucuses. The LSS seminar is designed to help attendees share solutions, discuss innovative uses of communication, increase the effectiveness of legislative staff and forge important connections with peers from around the country. The meeting features a blend of classroom experiences, facilitated dialogue and experiential tours. There will also be plenty of time to network with your counterparts from other states.

The meeting will be held jointly with the professional development seminars for the Research and Committee Staff Section and the Legal Services Staff Section. The 2½-day meeting will be held concurrently with the NCSL National Human Resources Seminar and will include a joint plenary session of interest to all legislative staff.

Each staff section is unique and the meeting programming is designed to meet the training needs for each group. We listened to your thoughts on previous meetings and we have expanded the training time devoted to exploring topics that are designed specifically for leadership staff. You’ll be able to attend a wide variety of workshops that focus on skills-based training and legislative institutional issues.



  • Legislative staff- $350 Early Bird (before Sept. 6, 2013)
  • Legislative staff- $375 regular ( after Sept. 6, 2013)
  • Spouse/guest- $150 (includes meals and social events)
  • All others- $450

There are three ways to register for the meeting:

  • Register online
    Registration online requires a credit card for everyone except legislators and legislative staff.
  • Register via fax. Click here for printable registation form.
  • Register Onsite
    If you are unable to meet the Oct. 2 registration deadline, please register onsite at the Grand Hyatt Denver.

Spouse/Guest Registration. The $150 fee includes admission to all scheduled meal functions. Spouse/guest fees must be paid in full at the time of registration, as NCSL cannot bill for spouse or guest registration fees.

Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by Oct. 8 will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations must be made in writing and faxed to 303-364-7811. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after the conference begins.

Questions? Email registration@ncsl.org or call 303 856-1358.


A block of rooms has been reserved at:

  • Grand Hyatt Denver
    1750 Welton Street,
    Denver, CO 80202
    Tel: 303-295-1234

Make your hotel reservation online.

Each attendee is responsible for making his or her hotel and travel arrangements. Hotel reservations must be held by one night's room deposit (major credit card guarantee is acceptible).

When arranging hotel accommodations, please indicate that you are attending the NCSL Staff Sections conference to receive the negotiated rate of $149 per night (plus tax).

The cut-off date for the negotiated rate is Sept. 17 or when the room block is sold out, whichever comes first.  We recommend that you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible and ask that you please make sure you are in the NCSL room block.


  • Preliminary Agenda
  • Online registration
  • Faxable registration form
  • Natalie O'Donnell Wood, program contact
  • Lisa Castro, registration contact

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