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The Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills

University of Arkansas System and the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute | Little Rock, Arkansas

October 4 - 7, 2014

The Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) of The Council of State Governments (CSG) recently wrapped up the 8th annual Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills (CALS). This year’s program marked the second year of a three-year partnership with the University of Arkansas System and the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute.

The 2014 CALS program included leaders from Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. Several intense learning sessions focused on essential topics such as leadership development, social media practices, interpersonal exchanges, and communication skills.

Participants convened at the Governor's Mansion for the closing dinner. The closing keynote address was delivered by Commander John Bennett Herrington, retired naval aviator and former NASA astronaut. Commander Herrington spoke to the class about overcoming obstacles and creating pathways to success.

2014 CLASS ROSTER

Representative Paul Lee

Alabama

Representative David Whitaker

Arkansas

Judge Simone Marstiller

Florida

Judge Charles E. Auslander III

Georgia

Representative Karen Bennett

Georgia

 

Representative Virgil Fludd

Georgia

Representative Gloria Frazier

Georgia

Judge Velma Tilley

Georgia

Magistrate Robert Turner

Georgia

Senator Joe Bowen

Kentucky

Senator Derrick Simmons

Mississippi

Senator Paul LeVota

Missouri

Senator Jeff Tarte

North Carolina

Representative Raumesh Akbari

Tennessee

Representative Eric Johnson

Texas

Senator Daniel Hall

West Virginia

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