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Legislative Summit Committee Agenda(As of June 19, 2013)

Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Ga. Aug. 12-13, 2013


Monday, August 12

3-4 p.m.

The Freshman Class: Why Didn’t You Tell Us About…?
Despite the best plans of new member orientations, first-term legislators almost always feel they didn’t get enough preparation for the legislative session. This session gathers some first-term legislators and new member orientation planners to examine what the freshman legislator class really needs to know.

Tuesday, August 13

10-11:30 a.m.

Dynamic Committees
An effective legislative committee needs contributions from a strong committee chair, ranking minority member, other legislators and staff. This session explores how to get the best leadership and contributions from all these people.

Noon-4:45 p.m.

Legislator Tested, Legislator Approved: Practical Advice to Connect with Your Constituents
(includes lunch)
Come to this workshop to learn how to lead productive discussions with your constituents, target key groups to help you make policy decisions, use technology to reach more people and find partners to help you in your outreach work.  The trainers will share their best practices and help you create an action plan to help you connect with your constituents.
Workshop Agenda
Noon-1:15 p.m.  Lunch and Roundtable Discussions
1:15-2:15 p.m.  Running Your Own District Dialogue
2:15-2:30 p.m.  Break
2:30-3:30 p.m.  Using Technology to Reach Your Constituents
3:30-4:15 p.m.  Finding Partners for Your Work
4:15-4:45 p.m.  Creating a Constituent Action Plan

5-6 p.m.

Getting Practical Help From NCSL
NCSL provides meetings, information, advice and technical assistance to legislatures and legislators.  This help can take many forms, such as testifying at committee hearings about practices in the other states, providing workshops to learn tips about working with the media and briefing legislators on the impact of recently enacted federal legislation.  Learn how to put NCSL’s experts to work for you.