To educate and inspire our nation’s current and future state legislative leaders to excellence, without regard for party, politics, or ideology.

SLLF Upcoming Events

2021 Emerging Legislative Leaders Program
July 14-16, 2021
via Zoom

Due to Covid-19, the 17th Annual Emerging Legislative Leaders Program will take place July 14 – July 16 via Zoom. For additional information about this program, including past participants and program requirements please click here.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Comcast, Entertainment Software Association, Fresenius Medical Care, and Walmart.

To learn more, please contact Papalinka Paradise or Mariah Pena

SLLF Previous Events

The US Constitution in the 21st Century: Fulfilling our Founders’ Aspirations
Webinar with Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Center

In this talk, Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, explored some of the key issues and questions about our constitutional system today. In the wake of an attack on the Capitol and at a time when polarization is worse than at any point since the Civil War, Rosen discussed how the Founders attempted to avert mob rule and how the Constitution can unite us. If you tuned in you also got a preview of what we have planned for our Fall Leadership Summit at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, September 2-4, 2021.

Via Zoom:
What We Can Learn From America’s Greatest Leaders
Featured Presenter: Dr. H. W. Brands, University of Texas

On Friday, May 7 SLLF presented What We Can Learn From America’s Greatest Leaders, a webinar featuring renowned historian and author of more 30 books, H.W. Brands. Dr. Brands took us back in time with a critical lens on both the executive and legislative branches to apply lessons from history to the world we live in today.

Director’s Spotlight

Check out our new Director’s Spotlight where we feature a Q & A with a member of our Board of Directors.

Now featuring Pete Schwartzkopf, Speaker of the House, Delaware

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SLLF On-going Events

Conversations with Leaders

SLLF is hosting private monthly virtual meetings for different cohorts of legislative leaders and members of our business advisory council. These informal, off-the-record discussions will focus on COVID-19 and its impact on the lives of the citizens of our states, the future vitality of our economy and other issues that are important to leaders. These conversations offer a perfect chance for you to get together with other leaders to see how you can help each other.

By Invitation Only

To learn more, please contact MPena@sllf.org

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The Pandemic: Lessons Learned

by: Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. and SLLF Director of Curriculum Development and Research Well, from all accounts, it appears we may be over the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic: vaccines are up, cases are down, masks are coming off and things are opening back up. After more than [...]

June 8th, 2021|

Remembering Rep. Bob Ward, Connecticut House Minority Leader.

Remembering Rep. Bob Ward, Connecticut House Minority Leader. Ward was a former member of the SLLF Board of Directors, a champion of bipartisanship, and 2004 recipient of the prestigious William M. Bulger Excellence in Legislative Leadership Award. Read More Here

June 1st, 2021|


Roger Hanshaw

“SLLF programs are unique because of their leadership focus. Every conference talks policy but SLLF programs are tailored to what we as leaders face on a daily basis.”

Roger Hanshaw, Speaker of the House, West Virginia
Loretta Weinberg

“As a legislator, I get so involved in my day-to-day responsibilities that it is refreshing to spend a little time learning about new things. SLLF provides that environment.”

Loretta Weinberg, Senate Majority Leader, New Jersey
Jeff Yarbro

“SLLF puts together better substance than any other seminars for legislators. SLLF is one of the only places elected leaders are having the conversations they need to have.”

Jeff Yarbro, Senate Minority Leader, Tennessee
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