Starting in March 2020 COVID-19 halted all in-person programs. For the health and safety of program participants, we have implemented a full array of Zoom meetings and webinars designed to keep our members engaged, connected and informed.

May 27

Courageous Crisis Leadership: Rules of the Road
with special guest speaker – Dr. Nancy Koehn, Harvard Business School


June 23

Leading Through Crisis: In the Eye of the Storm

with special guest speaker Andy Card, former Chief of Staff to George W. Bush & Joe Straus, former Speaker, Texas House of Representatives


July 6-8

2020 Emerging Legislative Leaders Program
University of Virginia Darden School of Business


July 9

2020 Conference of State Majority Leaders
Webinar: Terminating Gerrymanding with Arnold Schwarzenegger
Zoom meeting with Frank Luntz for Majority Leaders Only

July 29

The Coronavirus Recession: How Bad Is It & How Long Will It Last?
with special guest speakers – Dylan George, Vice President, In-Q-Tel & Dan White, Director, Government Consulting and Fiscal Policy Research, Moody’s Analytics

August 28

Students and Schools: American Public Opinion About Education in the Covid Era

with special guest speaker – Frank Luntz, American Pollster & Pundit


September 9

National Speakers Conference

Hosted by Speaker Mac McCutcheon
Reaching for the Stars: Leadership Lessons from the Sky with NASA Astronaut Capt. Robert “Hoot” Gibson, USN Ret.
Zoom meeting : The Pulse of the Nation with special guest speaker – Kristen Soltis Anderson


September 23

Webinar Series:
What We Learned from the Great Recession and What Can States Do Now

FeaturingKim Rueben, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and Yair Listokin, Yale Law School


September 24

Webinar Series:
Closing the Gap: Spending, Revenue, and Balanced Budgets

Featuring: Darien Shanske, Professor of Law, Davis School of Law, University of California, Emmanuel Saez, Director, Center for Equitable Growth, University of California at Berkeley and Joseph Crosby, Chairman and CEO, Multistate


November 18

Election 2020: What Happened and Why
Join Charlie Cook, The Cook Political Report  “after the dust settles” to talk about what happened on November 3rd from the White House to the statehouse. Who won, who lost and what does it all mean for our country and for your states? We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting conversation via Zoom!

December 10

Board Meeting and Leadership Roundtable
2020 Year in Review – Looking Ahead to 2021

Zoom meeting: Business Meeting

  • 3:00 PM ET – Board of Directors annual business meeting
  • 4:00 PM ET – Leadership Roundtable with Board of Directors and Advisory Council members