CSG eCademy is THE online source of information and training on the most critical issues facing state leaders, the latest trends in state policymaking and cutting edge state solutions. CSG offers eCademy programming on an array of policy topics--from education and health reform to transportation infrastructure funding, from grassroots movements influencing state policymaking to U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting the laws of the states.
Tune In Tuesdays @ 2 with CSG eCademy!
Tune in bimonthly to CSG eCademy Tuesdays at 2 p.m. ET for insightful webcast programming on a range of policy issues. Check out the following upcoming sessions and make plans to tune in!
Putting Tech to Work for Military & Overseas Voting: Recommendations by the CSG Overseas Voting Initiative
Tuesday, May 10, 2 p.m. EDT
FREE CSG eCademy Webcast
For U.S. service members and citizens living overseas, participating in elections back home can be a challenge—requiring requests for ballots in advance of Election Day and allowing sufficient time for their return stateside to be counted. The Council of State Governments’ Overseas Voting Initiative, or OVI, is working cooperatively with the Federal Voting Assistance Program, a U.S. Department of Defense agency, to develop best practices for state and local election administrators to help make voting an easier, faster and more accurate process for military and other overseas U.S. citizen voters—and the election administrators who serve them. In this FREE CSG eCademy webcast, members of the CSG OVI’s Technology Working Group will discuss the group’s efforts to research improvements incorporating technology that can help U.S. election officials facilitate and improve the overseas voting process for their constituents. Presenters will also share progress toward the development of the CSG OVI Technology Working Group recommendations, which will be released in December at the CSG 2016 National Conference in Colonial Williamsburg, Va.
10 Years of the Roberts Court for State and Local Government
Wednesday, May 11, 1 p.m. EDT
Presented by the State and Local Legal Center
In cases big and small, involving issues ranging from race to religion, federalism to free speech, many, if not most, Roberts Court decisions have affected states and local governments. Join Tom Goldstein of the SCOTUSblog and Goldstein & Russell, Adam Liptak of The New York Times, and David Savage of the Los Angeles Times, in a discussion about the significant impacts over the last ten years of the Roberts Court on states and local governments.
The webinar is FREE. Continuing legal education (CLE) credit is not offered.
Improving Species Conservation in the West: The Western Governors Association’s Initiative
Thursday, May 26, 2 p.m. EDT/12 p.m. MDT
CSG eCademy Presented by CSG West
Recent conservation efforts to reduce threats facing the great sage-grouse in its 11-state range and to avoid its listing as a protected species under the Endangered Species Act have garnered attention as a success story for federal and state agencies and private stakeholders. But the greater sage-grouse isn’t alone. As chair of the Western Governors Association, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has initiated a process through facilitated stakeholder meetings, webinars and outreach to a broad audience of stakeholders to build on recent successes and find ways to improve species conservation activities in the West. This FREE CSG eCademy, presented by CSG West, will present the themes highlighted from the effort and the next steps in the process.
Gov. Matt Mead
Natural resource policy advisor, Office of the Governor
Natural resource policy advisor,
Western Governors Association
SLC States and REAL ID Requirements
Thursday, June 2, 2 p.m. EDT
FREE Webinar Presented by CSG South/SLC
The REAL ID Act of 2005 established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards and prohibited federal agencies from accepting, for official purposes, licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. Starting Jan. 22, 2018, air travelers without a license from a compliant state or a state that has been granted an extension will be asked to provide alternate acceptable identification. Starting Oct. 1, 2020, every traveler will need to present a REAL ID-compliant license or another acceptable form of identification for domestic air travel. This FREE webinar presented by CSG South/SLC will provide an overview of the latest trends associated with the REAL ID requirements from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and a status report from two SLC states.
Commissioner, Georgia Department of Driver Services
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Karen St. Germain
Commissioner, Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles
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The Zika Epidemic: Implications for SLC States
Thursday, June 9, 2 p.m. EDT
FREE Webinar Presented by CSG South/SLC
The Zika epidemic has received extensive international attention since the current outbreak was first confirmed in Brazil in May 2015. Since then, active Zika transmissions have been documented in more than 30 countries across much of the Americas region, with the number of confirmed infections expected to grow in the months ahead. Leading health officials have warned that large swathes of the United States, particularly across much of the South, will be at risk of localized Zika outbreaks as temperatures rise through the summer. This webinar from the CSG South/Southern Legislative Conference, or SLC, will provide insight into Zika’s potential impact on SLC member states as well as highlight current efforts in New Orleans to combat the virus. The webinar will look at the elevated risks of outbreaks in impoverished areas and feature a presentation from the CDC.
Dr. Shannon L. LaDeau
Disease Ecologist, The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Dr. Claudia Riegel
Director, New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board