NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

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

Keys to an Effective Message—Story Principles, Focused Messaging and Communication Styles

It’s crunch time in the legislature and you are finishing up a big, complex project. Now you need to distill all that work into a summary to share with colleagues or constituents. Learn the keys to understanding different communication styles, identifying the main takeaway of your message and using story principles to engage your audience. Speakers include Marianna Swallow and Randy Ford.

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Produced by: LSCC

States Tackle Transportation and Traffic Safety

How Americans get from point A to point B could soon undergo significant changes, as driverless vehicles and other transportation technologies reach maturity. Although the future may be just around the corner, state legislatures still face many of the same age-old questions concerning how to fund and maintain transportation infrastructure while keeping road users safe. Learn about emerging transportation issues before state legislatures. Speakers include Ben Husch, Douglas Shinkle, NCSL, and Erin Sauber-Schatz, Transportation Safety Team, CDC Injury Center.

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Blurry Boundaries in Public Sector Social Media: Defining Clear Interaction Protocols

The open and connected nature of the internet allows us to easily exchange information, yet it also poses challenges with access and control. Employees represent not only their personal and social selves online, but also their professional selves and work for employers who also have these layers of interaction. Where do the boundaries exist to protect the key parties involved in these information exchanges? And who sets these boundaries and determines the rules associated with them? Speakers include Kristen Walker, California State University Northridge.

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Produced by: LSPA

Cybersecurity Inside State Legislatures

Learn how legislatures are dealing with cyberthreats, including what kinds of funding, staffing, training, preparation and policies are needed to respond.

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Produced by: NALIT

Redistricting 101

If this is your first redistricting cycle or you're looking for a refresher, tune in to hear about the essentials so you're prepared when the time comes to redraw the lines in your state. Please note: recording is from 2019. Speakers include Wendy Underhill, NCSL, Michelle Davis, Maryland General Assembly, and Nicolas Pharris, Elections Division of the Washington Secretary of State's Office.

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