Legislative Effectiveness Committee Agenda | Legislative Summit 2008

7/22/2008

Legislative Effectiveness Committee Meeting
July 22-23, 2008
New Orlean, La.

tuesDay, July 22
Time Sessions

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Hilton Riverside

Rosedown

Third Level

Creating An Effective Statewide  Information Technology Policy

(Co-sponsored by the Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce (CFI) Committee)

Information technology (IT) is a critical ingredient of state government operation. As reliance and spending on IT continue to grow, how can legislatures ensure that their state takes a coordinated, effective and fiscally prudent approach to managing this asset?

Moderator: Representative Phil Montgomery, Wis.

Presenters: Gopal Khanna, Chief Information Officer, Minn.; Cathilea Robinett, Executive Director, Center for Digital Government, Calif.; Representative David Clark, Utah

Further Information: Gopal Khanna Presentation, Cathilea Robinett Presentation

WednesDay, July 23

8-10 a.m.

Convention Center R07

Second Level

Best Committee Practices

This session examines what states actually do to make their committees work effectively and efficiently, identifying what practices may be important for other states to consider. The session provides tips for committee chairs, members and staff and interactive discussions to involve all participants.

Moderator: Representative Rob Eissler, Texas

Presenters: Senator Spencer Coggs, Wis.; Representative Cameron Staples, Conn.; Julie Pelegrin, Senior Staff Attorney, Office of Legislative Legal Services, Colo.; Scott Maddrea, Deputy Clerk for Committee Operations, House of Delegates, Va.

Further Information: Best Committee Practices Meeting Summary

12-2:15 p.m.

Convention Center R07

Second Level

Convening: The Legislator’s Powerful Role (Part 1)

(Co-sponsored by the Women’s Legislative Network and the State-Tribal Institute)

 (Luncheon available for committee, network and institute members)

This interactive full afternoon workshop explains the legislator’s critical role as a convenor to help solve critical problems in both the district and the statehouse. Experienced legislator faculty and other trainers lead the participants in learning the principles and best practices, including the use of technology, and then applying them to real-life examples. Part 1 of the workshop explains the purpose of convening and provides you with the tools to be successful.

2:30-5 p.m.

Convention Center R07

Second Level

Convening: The Legislator’s Powerful Role (Part 2)

This interactive full afternoon workshop explains the legislator’s critical role as a convenor to help solve critical problems in both the district and the statehouse. Experienced legislator faculty and other trainers lead the participants in learning the principles and best practices, including the use of technology, and then applying them to real-life examples. Part 2 of the workshop guides you in making a plan for your own convening process.

Trainers: Representative Kathy Tingelstad, Minn.; Roger Moe, Former Senate President, Minn.; Ralph Becker, Mayor, Salt Lake City, Former House Minority Leader, Utah; Lana Oleen, Consultant, Former Senate Majority Leader, Kan.; Tara Perkinson, Deputy Clerk, Senate, Va.; Greg Wolf, Director, Policy Consensus Initiative, Ore.; Sarah Giles, Program Coordinator, Policy Consensus Initiative, Ore.; Peggy Kerns, Director, NCSL Center for Ethics in Government, Colo.; Katie Ziegler, Policy Specialist, NCSL Women’s Legislative Network, Colo.; Bruce Feustel, Senior Fellow, NCSL, Colo.

Further Information: Policy Consensus Initiativ/NCSL Group Presentation