NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

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

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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.

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Answering the Research Question: How Do We Add Value?

Learn about common values and goals that legislative staff have when addressing research questions for legislators, relevant considerations to use when gathering evidence, and how to effectively communicate the results for the greatest impact. Speaker: Greg Fugate, Colorado Office of the State Auditor

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Produced by: LSCC

Lessons in Trust: The Christmas Truce of 1914

On Christmas Eve in 1914, thousands of Allied soldiers put down their rifles and spent the evening intermingling with German fighters along the Western Front. In today's polarized political environment, what lessons can we take from the Christmas truce? How can we build the kind of trust in our legislative chambers that led soldiers to lay down their weapons and come together—even for one night?

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Economic Outlook: A Rocky Road Ahead?

The U.S. economy has faced many challenges over the past two years, and there could be more trouble coming. Hear an expert economist discuss current trends in the U.S. economy and potential challenges to state finances, including inflation, war, the pandemic and the job market.

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Managing A Remote Staff

High quality staff management is a challenge even in the best of times. But in a work-from-home world, new obstacles have increased the difficulty of connecting with, and effectively guiding, our teams. This workshop will explore the lessons and best practices the past year of remote work has taught us about overcoming these hurdles, equipping us with leadership skills that can translate to life beyond WFH.

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Produced by: NLPES