Our Mission

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


Nonpartisan Development for Our Nation’s Leaders

SLLF is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to professional development for our nation’s current and future state legislative leaders. Our constituency includes Speakers of the House, Senate Presidents, Majority Leaders, Minority Leaders, and Leaders Pro Tempore.

ALL legislative leaders, regardless of their party, politics, or ideology, share a common set of values which include respect for the institution of the state legislature, and a moral commitment to protecting the integrity of that institution. Read more >>

Watch our Board Members explain why it is so important to get involved with SLLF

Up Next

National Speakers Conference
September 4-7, 2024

2024 NSC

Register Now and get ready to experience the magic of Las Vegas!

Join your host, Speaker Steve Yeager, to engage in stimulating conversations, visit iconic landmarks, enjoy world class hospitality, and get to know your fellow speakers from all over the country! Discover exhilarating Las Vegas with its world-famous entertainment, sporting events, and gourmet dining, all set against the backdrop of its glittering lights. Registration is by invitation only.

Register Now

Fall Leadership Summit
September 26-28

Building a Legacy of Leadership and Public Service!

Join us in Atlanta, Georgia from September 26-28 for our Fall Leadership Summit! We’ll spend our time at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum where we’ll take a look at not only his presidency, but his public service post-presidency. You’ll come away with ideas on how to build your legacy and ways to give back both now, and after gaveling out for the last time. Registration is by invitation only.

Upcoming Events

What Legislative Leaders Say

“I am a better legislator and a better person as a result of my involvement with SLLF.”

Jan Jones, House Speaker Pro Tempore, Georgia

“SLLF programs always make me think about and sincerely try to improve my own leadership skills and always exceed my expectations. My hope is that every legislator has the privilege of attending an SLLF summit!”

Steve Yeager, Speaker of the Assembly, Nevada

News Room


By |June 6, 2024|

By Thom Little, Ph.D. On the Friday before Memorial Day, as I returned from the gym, my wife greeted me with two requests: please empty the dishwasher and pack a [...]

Life After the Legislature

By |April 11, 2024|

By Thom Little, Ph.D. It is hard to believe, but it has been a decade since SLLF began its series of programs at Presidential Libraries. The initial program, Lessons from [...]

Go to Top