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July 2021

Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) 75th Annual Meeting

July 10 @ 8:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm

In the summer of 2021, the Southern Legislative Conference will return to its origins in Tennessee, the host of the first SLC Annual Meeting, held in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1947, as well as its 50th, convened in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1996. Continuing in this tradition, the Tennessee General Assembly welcomes its friends and colleagues to Nashville, The Country Music Capital of the World, for a remarkable and memorable 75th Anniversary Annual Meeting.

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75th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Legislative Conference

July 11 @ 8:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm
Rapid City, SD, 444 Mount Rushmore Road
Rapid City, SD United States
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Sen. Gary Cammack and his colleagues in the South Dakota Legislature look forward to hosting their state and provincial legislative colleagues from the Midwest for the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Legislative Conference. The meeting is scheduled to be held July 11-14 in Rapid City, S.D. The MLC Annual Meeting is the only event planned by and designed for the Midwest's legislators. It offers numerous learning and networking opportunities for state and provincial policymakers. The meeting features expert-led policy…

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August 2021

CSG East 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

August 16 @ 8:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 pm

The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting is State of the Future: Mapping a regional path forward. The pandemic is presenting a new future, opportunities for meaningful change, and a new normal, but what will they be? How will the Eastern region respond? What can we learn from each other’s experiences to restore our economies, the health of our jurisdictions, and face the aftermath with real solutions? These questions will be explored across CSG East’s policy committees (Agriculture and Rural Development,…

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CSG East Robert J. Thompson Eastern Leadership Academy

August 22 @ 8:00 am - August 26 @ 5:00 pm
Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, PA United States + Google Map

Each year the ELA brings together a class of 30 selected state officials for five days of intensive training with experts in communications, government, and policy development. Created in in coordination with the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, the program includes lectures with award-winning Penn faculty and hands-on workshops in media relations, negotiation skills, and public speaking. The program is carefully tailored to help each class of public officials take their leadership skills to the next…

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September 2021

CSG West 74th Annual Meeting

September 28 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm
Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs, CO United States + Google Map

Mark your calendar for the 74th CSG West Annual Meeting to be hosted September 28 - October 1, 2021 in Colorado Springs. Our 2021 CSG West Chair, Representative Jeni Arndt and the host committee are working to develop an engaging meeting schedule allowing everyone to, once again, gather and learn together. Be sure to check back soon for additional details. Annual Meeting attendees are primarily western state legislators and legislative staff. Other attendees include the private sector, academic and nonprofit organizations,…

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Medicaid Leadership Academy

September 29 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm
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October 2021

CSG Midwest 26th Annual BILLD Program

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 5 @ 5:00 pm
Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis, MN United States + Google Map

The BOWHAY INSTITUTE for LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (BILLD) is the only leadership training program designed exclusively for Midwestern legislators. BILLD helps newer legislators develop the skills necessary to become effective leaders, informed decision-makers, and astute policy analysts. The program offers a unique opportunity for lawmakers to improve their leadership skills and explore the issues of the day with nationally renowned scholars, professional development experts, and legislative leaders and colleagues from across the region.

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CSG South Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills

October 2 @ 8:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm
Little Rock, AR Little Rock, AR United States + Google Map

CALS embodies the Southern Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments' mission of championing excellence in state government and providing nonpartisan forums for state officials who might rarely cross paths to share ideas. In addition to developing and enhancing leadership skills, the program provides participants a unique opportunity to foster connections, engage in conversations and take part in sessions designed to explore individual boundaries and perceptions. Through activities and instruction focusing on the program’s four central components – communication, conflict resolution, consensus…

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November 2021

CSG South Staff Academy for Governmental Excellence

November 10 @ 8:00 am - November 13 @ 5:00 pm
Atlanta, GA Atlanta, GA United States + Google Map

The Staff Academy for Governmental Excellence (SAGE) is a professional leadership development program for Southern state legislative, judicial, executive and agency staff. In addition to developing their personal and professional leadership skills, participants have the opportunity to build a network of their peers from across the Southern region. Government staff work daily and diligently, often behind the scenes, to fulfill their duties to support the myriad functions of state government. While elected and appointed officials may leave their post at the end…

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December 2021

2021 CSG National Conference

December 1 @ 8:00 am - December 4 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe, NM United States + Google Map

The Council of State Governments is excited to host the CSG 2021 National Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

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