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

In Memoriam

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.

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SLLF Previous Events

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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Greed, Keeping up with the Joneses and Shiny Objects

by: Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. and SLLF Director of Curriculum Development and Research   On February 11, 2010, Representative Gordon Fox stood before the chamber and took the oath of office as the Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Just over five years later, on March [...]

May 5th, 2021|

Keys to Bipartisan Cooperation: Willingness, Communication and Solutions

by: Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. and SLLF Director of Curriculum Development and Research “Coming together after acrimony isn’t always easy, but it is the right thing to do for North Carolina. I appreciate the work of the legislators.” -Governor Roy Cooper, Press Conference, March 10, 2021 In last [...]

April 8th, 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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