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

New Speakers Orientation
February 4 & 5

On February 4 and 5, SLLF will host the tenth biennial New Speakers Orientation via zoom bringing together the 2021 class of new speakers to share their thoughts and concerns and to learn from those who have walked this path before. New speakers will have time to get to know each other, explore the similarities and differences in their jobs, and chat with experienced speakers. This unique leadership training will equip them to be the kind of leaders that our nation deserves and needs now more than ever.

Registration is by Invitation only

To learn more, please contact MPena@sllf.org

SLLF Welcomes New Board Members

The SLLF Board of Directors voted unanimously to add three new members for 2021.
We are please to welcome:

Hon. Mark Blasdel
Senate President Pro Tem
Montana

Hon. William C. Ferguson IV
President of the Senate
Maryland

Hon. Brad Wilson
Speaker of the House
Utah

January 6, 2021 is a day that will live in infamy

January 6, 2021 is a day that will live in infamy
By Stephen Lakis, President of SLLF
January 7th, 2021

I know we all share the same emotions about the deplorable events that took place recently in our nation’s capital: anger, revulsion, fear, sadness, embarrassment, and finally, resolve. Resolve that this must never be allowed to happen again. The notion that a mob would defile the United States Capitol, causing death and destruction and irreparable damage to one of the most hallowed institutions of our democracy is absolutely unacceptable. That the entire effort was fomented, led, and encouraged by the President of the United States adds further insult to this deliberate act of sedition. That this existential threat to our democracy is unfolding at the very same moment when our country is being mercilessly assaulted by a pernicious disease only heightens the crisis we find ourselves in today….

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Coming in 2021

What Have You Gotten Yourself Into? A Guide for New Legislative Leaders

How do I decide who to call on when I am presiding? What do I do when what is best for my caucus is not best for the state? Who should I choose to chair the Finance Committee? How do I respond to ethical lapses in my chamber?
Using our nearly 50 years of experience working exclusively with legislative leaders in our country’s state legislatures we’ve created this handy guide for those new to leadership positions.

Celebrating the Season of Giving

To embrace the season of giving, this year during our annual Board of Directors meeting we asked members of our Board and business Advisory Council to nominate organizations to receive charitable donations. Thanks to their thoughtful input SLLF will make contributions to worthy causes across the country.

To learn more about these charities or to make your own donation click on the buttons below. 

Boys and Girls Club of America DONATE
Gary Sinise Foundation DONATE
Change is on the Menu DONATE
Domestic Violence Hotline DONATE
Feeding America DONATE
Polaris Project DONATE
World Central Kitchen DONATE
Renal Support Network DONATE
Maryland Food Bank DONATE
Salvation Army DONATE

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

Click to view other Previous SLLF Webinars

January 6, 2021 is a day that will live in infamy

By Stephen Lakis, President of SLLF January 7th, 2021 I know we all share the same emotions about the deplorable events that took place recently in our nation’s capital: anger, revulsion, fear, sadness, embarrassment, and finally, resolve. Resolve that this must never be allowed to happen again. The notion [...]

January 8th, 2021|

‘Tis the Season!

By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. and SLLF Director of Curriculum Development and Research December 7th, 2020 The holiday season is once again upon us. This year, because of the pandemic, it is unlike any holiday season in recent memory. We are shopping online instead of hitting the mall. [...]

December 7th, 2020|

Testimonials

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