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NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Bill Information Service (BIS) Online Training

Learn how NCSL, through a partnership with StateNet/LexisNexis, provides legislators and staff access to a searchable legislation database that contains the full text of every bill in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Congress for current sessions. Speakers include Mikell Wood, LexisNexis, and Amber Widgery, NCSL.

Virtual "Town Hall" Training

In a time when virtual meetings have become the norm, explore communicating with constituents via live broadcasting on major social media platforms. Unsure what that looks like? Tune into an NCSL “Town Hall” on the NCSL Facebook page. NCSL’s public affairs specialist Berkeley Teate covers all the details you need to know, including tips and tricks for scheduling, preparing for and successfully executing your event.

Produced by: LINCS

The Virtual Third House: Integrating Advocacy in the Legislature's New Normal

Topsy-turvy schedules, shortened sessions and Zoom meetings haven’t just affected legislators and staff. Lobbying is an integral part of legislative life, but during pandemic times, advocates lack a physical lobby in which to do their work—and legislators and staff need good information and expertise. Can a business relationship thrive when you have to maintain your distance? How does it affect the institution? And where does public access fit into the mix?

Mastering the Legislative Rules

Get a basic understanding of legislative rules of procedure, why you need to know about them, and why they are a building block of legislative institutions. Hear responses to frequently asked questions about the rules, who can answer them and where else you can turn for guidance.

YNP | Be the Change

Working in the legislature can be intense with long hours, looming deadlines and competing priorities. Patrick Sullivan, director of Montana's State Professional Development Center, is an expert on how to prevent this hectic environment from leading to a siloed team. Whether you are a new or veteran staffer, learn more about the context of the inward mindset as it applies to workplace culture and how you can have an impact on the effectiveness of your team.

Produced by: YNP