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About IPPSR’s LLP Legislative Staff Training Program

Three specialized Legislative Staff Training sessions are being planned for 2019 and designed to enhance the training and performance of Michigan’s legislative staff members – from the newest on the job to the most experienced. The next session is slated for Friday. Sept. 13, 2019.

Legislators are invited to send staff members who are newly hired, newly moving into policy-oriented positions, those whose interests are set on future policy posts or those who wish to expand their policy knowledge.

Three sessions took place during each of 2017 and 2018, attracting dozens of legislative staffers to panel discussions, award-winning speakers and and rotating roundtables on the latest Capitol topics. Two sessions took place in 2019 and a third is planned this coming September.

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In line with its educational mission, IPPSR is happy to share resources from these information-packed sessions. Resources can be found here.

Positive feedback indicates that the program is extremely beneficial and helpful to legislative staff.

IPPSR is the longtime home of the Michigan Political Leadership Program and the Legislative Leadership Program, not to mention our well-received Public Policy Forums, State of the State Survey and Daniel Rosenthal Intern Program. The Staff Legislative Leadership program builds on those and combines the best of MPLP and LLP into training for legislative staff members. It is undertaken as a partnership between IPPSR, MSU Extension and MSU’s Office for Governmental Affairs.

IPPSR thanks all state and private industry leaders as well as those staff members and leaders who contributed time and energy to this program. It received high marks in every category and future plans will reflect evaluations and the needs expressed within them.

This program, as does IPPSR’s affiliated Legislative Leadership Program, has the support of the legislative leadership and MSU's leadership.