Our nation’s state legislative leaders occupy a remarkably demanding position — and a key one — in the American political system.

They make our laws. But to do that, they must also be capable managers; articulate spokespersons for their political party, their chamber, and their legislature as a whole; effective mediators of dispute, and architects of compromise; and tireless fundraisers and campaigners for their party and themselves.

In recognition of the unique responsibilities of legislative leaders, SLLF hosts two leadership education programs each year, in partnership with leading universities.

There is a small universe of organizations which serve state legislators. In that world, SLLF is a beacon of nonpartisanship, excellence, and learning, for all state legislative leaders.


2017 Leadership Summits

April 6 – 8
Spring Issues Summit
SLLF & CASA, New York, New York

October 26 – 28
Fall Leadership Summit
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

2016 Leadership Summits

March 3 – 5
Spring Issues Summit
Loyola University – New Orleans, Louisiana

September 22 -24
Fall Leadership Summit
George Washington Leadership Institute – Mount Vernon, Arlington, Virginia