In 2013, the State Legislative Leaders Foundation established a new national educational program exclusively for House and Senate Majority Leaders. This annual program, now known as the Conference of State Majority Leaders, rotates from state to state based on the Majority Leader selected to be the host.
There are no written rules in any state that define the duties and responsibilities of Majority Leader. It is very much an “on the job training” position. Majority Leaders learn from legislative traditions, or from immediate predecessors. Often, they take direction from the presiding officer of their chamber.
The Conference of State Majority Leaders gives these men and women a valuable opportunity to discuss their jobs. They learn how the job is handled in other legislatures, they discuss best practices with skilled experts, and most importantly, they get to know their peers.
Alums of the program tell us that the most valuable benefit of attending, may be the lasting friendships formed among one’s peers.
2019 Majority Leaders Program (7th Annual)
July 25 – 28
Conference of State Majority Leaders
Sun Valley, Idaho