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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.

Intro to Public Pension Design and Funding

Retirement benefits play a pivotal role in attracting and retaining talented public workers. While many public pensions are on a sustainable funding path, a few have fallen conspicuously behind. The gap between pension assets and liabilities for all 50 states stands at $1.24 trillion. Learn about design considerations and financing arrangements for public sector retirement plans. Speakers are Anna Petrini, NCSL, David Draine, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and William B. Fornia, Penstion Trustee Advisors.

Policies and Strategies to Address Infectious Diseases

The costs to states resulting from the treatment of infectious diseases are impressive. Hear about cost-effective prevention strategies and insights from states that have effectively implemented them. Speakers include Charlie Severance-Medaris, NCSL, Sara C. Zeigler, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Representative Alex Valdez (D-Colo.) and Delegate Matthew Rohrbach (R-W.V.).

Dealing With Difficulty: Converting Stakeholders and Colleagues Into Allies and Partners

Work inside legislatures invariably brings conflict—whether it be within our own offices, with other legislators or agencies, or with and among external stakeholders. Even if the conflict itself is inevitable, our approach to mitigating, managing and resolving it need not consume so much time and energy. Learn from Larry Schooler, who uses his background and expertise in mediation and conflict management, to guide you through a new approach to conflict resolution, both for your internal team and with competing public interests. You will learn how best to analyze conflict and how to tailor your approach, as well as how to create conditions for less conflict or conflict with less severity.

Produced by: LSPA

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.

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.