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Program Agenda

All substantive policy sessions, workshops and events will be held at the Benton Convention Center.

Attending substantive committee sessions may qualify for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for state government officials in SLC member states. Substantive committee sessions are identified with a superscript CLE following the session title. Forms and further information will be available on-site at meeting registration.

Saturday, August 1

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration

Benton Convention Center

11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Staff Workshop CLE

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Executive Committee Session

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Come participate in a unique opportunity to network with your staff colleagues across all branches of state government.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Opening Reception at The Millennium Center

Sunday, August 2

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration

Benton Convention Center

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Committee Sessions CLE

Agriculture & Rural Development

Economic Development, Transportation & Cultural Affairs

Education

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Salute to the Military

noon - 1:30 p.m.

Women in Leadership Forum

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Committee Sessions CLE

Energy & Environment

Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations

Human Services & Public Safety

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills
October 3-7, 2020 | Little Rock, Arkansas

The Governmental Leadership Program of the Southern Office of The Council of State Governments


We invite CALS alumni to reconnect with classmates and those interested in the program to come by and learn more!

The Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills (CALS) is an annual four-day program designed for new and mid-career Southern state officials from all branches to reinforce and refine their skills in communication, conflict resolution, consensus building and critical decision making. Full scholarships are provided to those selected, covering the cost of tuition, travel, lodging and meals.

Visit slcatlanta.org/CALS/ for more information and the online application.

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Family Night at Historic Bethabara Park

Monday, August 3

7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Registration

Benton Convention Center

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Committee Sessions CLE

Energy & Environment

Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations

Human Services & Public Safety

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Opening Plenary Session

noon - 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations Committee

Prepared annually by legislative staff in Kentucky, Louisiana and West Virginia, comparative data reports track a multitude of revenue sources, performance measures, program variances and appropriations levels in the SLC member states. They remain invaluable tools for both legislators and legislative staff in crafting effective legislation and implementing policy decisions.

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Committee Sessions CLE

Agriculture & Rural Development

Economic Development, Transportation & Cultural Affairs

Education

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Program Interval

9:00 - 11:30 p.m.

Host State Reception: Tennessee and the 75th Anniversary Annual Meeting

Tuesday, August 4

7:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Registration

Benton Convention Center

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Closing Plenary & Business Breakfast Session

Executive Committee

Meets upon conclusion of the Closing Plenary

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

State Transformation in Action Recognition (STAR) Award Judges Panel

11:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Committee Site Visits

Agriculture & Rural Development

Economic Development, Transportation & Cultural Affairs

Energy & Environment

6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Reception & State Dinner

Please note, this event is intended for guests age 18 and over.

Wednesday, August 5

6:00 a.m. - noon

Departures