In 2013, the State Legislative Leaders Foundation established a new national educational program exclusively for House and Senate Majority Leaders. This annual program, now known as the Conference of State Majority Leaders, rotates from state to state based on the Majority Leader selected to be the host.

There are no written rules in any state that define the duties and responsibilities of Majority Leader. It is very much an “on the job training” position. Majority Leaders learn from legislative traditions, immediate predecessors, and often take direction from the Speaker or President who may or may not have appointed them to the position they now hold!

The Conference of State Majority Leaders gives these men and women an invaluable opportunity to discuss their jobs. When they meet together they network and gain new insights on how the job is handled in other legislative chambers. They share information and ideas, discuss best practices with skilled experts, and in the bargain, they form lasting friendships that will serve them well in their future endeavors.

 2017 Majority Leaders Program (5th Annual)

July 20 –  June 22
Conference of State Majority Leaders
Denver, Colorado

 2016 Majority Leaders Program

June 22 –  June 24
Conference of State Majority Leaders
Honolulu, Hawaii