SLLF Upcoming Events
According to President Harry S. Truman, “The greatest part of the President’s job is to make decisions– big ones and small ones, dozens of them almost every day” and no president except perhaps Abraham Lincoln had to make as many critical decisions so quickly as President Truman. Join SLLF at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library for “The Buck Stops Here: Leaders Make Hard Decisions” to explore the life, legacy and lessons of America’s 33rd President about how to make the kinds of difficult decisions that you face every day.
Now Accepting Nominations
Every year we invite presiding officers and minority leaders from each state to nominate first or second term legislators to apply for the Emerging Legislative Leaders Program. This prestigious program is held in partnership with the Darden School of Business each July on the campus of the University of Virginia. Click below for additional information, forms and deadlines.
SLLF Past Events
From Rookie Legislator to Emerging Leader
By Thom Little, Ph.D. As many of you know, for more than two decades now, SLLF has sponsored the Emerging Legislative Leaders Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Each year, we invite the party leaders in each chamber in all fifty states to nominate [...]
The Buck Stops Here: Four Months That Changed the World
By: Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. On April 12, 1945, Harry S. Truman, the failed haberdasher from Independence, Missouri, took the oath to become America’s 33rd President, replacing perhaps the most beloved President in U.S. history. Six months earlier, he had been the junior senator from Missouri, known primarily [...]
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