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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.

Professional Development

New Legislator Training

Equipping new state legislators with essential skills in media, negotiation, effectiveness, and working with lobbyists.

Young and New Professionals Training | Successfully Managing Up

Managing up is the essential skill of working effectively with your boss. And everyone in a legislature manages up: to a direct supervisor, a legislator or a community of stakeholders. Learn what managing up is, why it’s important and strategies for successfully managing up to those around you.

Produced by: YNP

Tell Us All About It: Getting the Most From Your Audit Interviews

Interviews are a fundamental tool in the auditor’s toolbox, and knowing how to talk to people (and, how not to!) is crucial to the full development of audit findings. This one-hour session will offer guidance on how to prepare for, conduct, and document interviews with all manner of auditees. Rediscover the dying art of interpersonal communication and learn how causal elements are best developed in this interactive learning opportunity.

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.

General Session: What's Up in Washington, D.C.: A Federal Overview

Learn everything you need to know about what's going on in Washington, D.C., at this informative, fast-paced briefing. During the last 10 minutes, participants will have the opportunity to join a breakout room for further in-depth discussion on transportation, criminal justice, education, health and human services and more.