Top Challenges and Best Advice for Working in the Legislative Environment

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Need to brush up on your human resources knowledge for the legislative environment? Don’t have a ton of time to learn the HR ropes? We have a great line-up of 20-minute webinars for you! Don’t miss the webinar series “Top Challenges and Best Advice for Working in the Legislative Environment.” This series of webinars is designed to offer a brief overview of human resources in the unique legislative environment.  We will discuss how to maintain motivation and speak with people who have advanced through it.

Webinar 1: Top 3 Staffing Challenges and Benefits for Working in the Legislative Environment

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 | 2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT/ Noon MT/ 11 a.m. PT

Legislatures provide one of the most unique work environments.  And while navigating the particulars of the legislature is history-in-action, it can be daunting, confusing and require a special ability to problem solve.  This webinar will set the stage of the legislative workplace – what are the top three problems/challenges for employees and supervisors? What are the benefits? Don’t miss this introductory webinar that will pave the way for this HR series in legislatures!  



  • Karl Aro, executive director, Department of Legislative Services, Maryland General Assembly

Webinar 2: What Drives You? Retention and Motivation

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 | 2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT/ Noon MT/ 11 a.m. PT

The second webinar in the series will discuss what keeps people in their job. How important is work/life balance, telecommuting, pay, flexibility, career lattice, legislative challenges/lack of rules in some instances, coworkers, micro-culture, and the intangibles? Is there more to motivation than this? Hear what motivates people to do a good job. Are constant feedback, autonomy, project management, responsibility, mentorship, recognition, pay/benefits, professional development opportunities, goal setting, feeling good about your work, how to play the game all relevant?


  • Kathy Nesbitt, executive director, Department of Personnel and Administration at State of Colorado


Webinar 3: Moving On Up! Advancement, Promotion and Lateral Movement

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 | 2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT/ Noon MT/ 11 a.m. PT

The final webinar will discuss effective communication from both sides. What does advancement and promotion mean? Does the advancement of skills, developing marketable skills, professional development and increased responsibility automatically mean a promotion? We’ll discuss working smarter not harder and lateral movement within a legislature.  Hear about strategic career planning as well!


  • Chuck Truesdell, legislative fiscal analyst, Kentucky General Assembly
  • Lindsey Grovom, chief clerk, Montana House of Representatives



System Requirements

PC-based attendees required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet