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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.

NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

Governing With the Brain in Mind—Brain Rules for Lawmakers

Molecular biologist John Medina, author of the bestseller “Brain Rules,” collaborated with NCSL on a series of three-minute videos exclusively for NCSL members.

“Governing With the Brain in Mind—Brain Rules for Lawmakers” provides insights about leadership, power, stress, humility and more—all through a state legislative lens.

Legislators and legislative staff, please log in to watch this series.

Reporter’s Roundtable: Pandemic Edition

LINCS members will turn the tables on statehouse reporters and get to ask the questions. The focus on this session will be on how reporters covered the legislature during the pandemic and how communications staff can effectively connect with reporters in 2022, and beyond. Moderator, Mick Bullock, director of public affairs, NCSL. Panelists: Emily Wagster, Mississippi statehouse and political reporter, Associated Press, Amber Phillips, Politics Reporter, Washington Post and Mike Dennison, Chief Political Reporter, Montana Television Network.

Produced by: LINCS

Servant Leaders in the Legislative Landscape

You may have heard the saying, "If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you." But you may be less familiar with the concept of servant leadership. Join legislative staff as they discuss what servant leaders do and explain how they can use self-care to increase their capacity to lead and support others in these tumultuous times. Speakers: Sabrina Lewellen, Arkansas Senate, Jennifer Jones, Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, Jill Reinmuth, Washington House Office of Program Research, and Raúl E. Burciaga, New Mexico Legislative Council.

Responsible Budgeting in the Age of Stimulus

The pandemic-induced recession resulted in a tremendous influx of federal stimulus funds. Learn where this is money going and how states can ensure it is spent responsibly. Speakers include Josh Goodman, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Christi Hawley Anthony, the Congressional Budget Office, and Mark Goldwein, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Battling Burnout: Strategies for Less Stress and Better Health

Feeling stressed out after a year like no other? Heavier workloads and uneven work-life balance have pushed many staff to their limit. Learn about the signs of burnout and proven, practical strategies for managing it, both for yourself and your team. Speaker: Former U.S. Congressman Brian Baird.