Archive

  • 2013 New Member Institute, held January 8-10, 2013 and January 15, 2013
    • Ethics Code and Lobbying Law Requirements, held January 9, 2013
      • An explanation of the applicability of the ethics code and lobbying laws to legislators.
      • Presented by Kevin Kennedy, Director & General Counsel, Government Accountability Board
    • How to Have the Time of Your Life and Get Your Legislative Work Done, held January 9, 2013
      • A new perspective on productivity, time, and focus management, including advice on life enrichment and balance, memory improvement, and organization.
      • Presented by Pam Vaccaro, CEO, Designs on Time
    • The Respectful Workplace, held January 9, 2013
      • This session will provide valuable information to ensure that each legislator’s office is a respectful workplace and that hiring decisions are made according to law. Bob Gregg has more than 30 years of experience in employment relations. His main emphasis is helping employers achieve enhanced productivity, creating positive work environments, and solving employment problems before they generate law suits.
      • Presented by Bob Gregg, Boardman-Clark Law Firm
  • 2011 New Member Institute, held January 4-6, 2011 [video and audio coverage of the sessions below was provided by WisconsinEye]
    • "Time Management at the Speed of Thought", held January 5, 2011
      • New perspective on productivity, time, and focus management, including advice on life enrichment and balance, memory improvement, and organization, click here for presentation slides
      • Presented by Pam Vaccaro, CEO, Designs on Time
    • Ethics Code and Lobbying Law Requirements, held January 6, 2011
      • Explanation of the applicability of the ethics code and lobbying laws to legislators
      • Presented by Jonathan Becker, Administrator, Ethics and Accountability Division, Government Accountability Board and Nathaniel Robinson, Administrator, Elections Division, Government Accountability Board
    • Introduction to the UW System, held January 6, 2011
      • Brief overview of the UW System and how it can be used as a resource for legislators
      • Presented by Kevin Reilly, President, University of Wisconsin System
  • Adapting to Innovation: Historical Perspectives and Emerging Technologies, held October 14, 2009 [video and audio coverage of this session provided by WisconsinEye]
    • "Lessons Learned? Society's Reactions to Historical Innovations", presented by Dr. Bruce E. Seely, Dean, College of Sciences and Arts Michigan Technological University
    • "Getting Inside Your Head: The Science of Brain Imaging", presented by Dr. Richard J. Davidson, William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • "Locational Privacy: Who's Watching?", presented by Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Consumer Privacy Advocate
  • 2009 New Member Institute, held January 13-15, 2009 [video and audio coverage of the sessions below was provided by WisconsinEye.]
    • Ethics Code and Lobbying Law Requirements, held January 14, 2009
      • An explanation of the applicability of the Ethics Code and lobbying laws to legislators.
      • Presented by Kevin Kennedy, Director and General Counsel, Government Accountability Board; and Jonathan Becker, Administrator, Ethics and Accountability Division, Government Accountability Board.
    • The Language of Leadership, held January 14, 2009
      • Effective communication is an important ingredient in the legislative process. Learning to make a point is a valuable skill. This session will provide participants with practical points that can be applied to committee or floor presentations.
      • Presented by Mr. James C. Humes, Ryals Chair for Language and Leadership, Colorado State University.
    • Budget Process, held January 15, 2009
      • An explanation of the budget process.
      • Presented by Robert Wm. Lang, Director, Legislative Fiscal Bureau.
    • The Media, held January 15, 2009
      • An explanation of the role of the media in the legislative process.
      • Panelists: Scott Bauer, Associated Press; Steve Walters, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Shawn Johnson, Wisconsin Public Radio; and Chris Long, WisconsinEye.
    • The "Wisconsin Idea", held January 15, 2009
      • Presentations by the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, UW-Madison.
      • Presented by Professor Karen Bogenschneider, Ceri Jenkins, Professor Carolyn Heinrich, Professor Andrew Reschovsky, and Professor Donald Moynihan.
  • UW Research Park and Wisconsin's Economy, held Wednesday, February 21, 2007
  • Overview of Developmental Disabilities Service System, held January 31, 2007
  • 2007 New Member Institute, held January 8-10, 2007
    • The Language of Leadership, held January 9, 2007
      • Effective communication is an important ingredient in the legislative process. Learning to make a point is a valuable skill. This session will provide participants with practical points that can be applied to committee or floor presentations.
      • Presented by Mr.James C. Humes, Ryals Chair for Language and Leadership, Colorado State University-Pueblo: A speechwriter for five U.S. Presidents and author of 30 books, Mr. Humes will base his presentation on Prime Minister Winston Churchill's original notes given to Mr. Humes by the Prime Minister's grandson. Mr. Humes has served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and worked in the U. S. State Department. He is a past president of the Philadelphia Bar Association. In 1994, he was decorated by Queen Elizabeth II for his biographies of Churchill and Shakespeare. This presentation is underwritten by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
    • Legislating Under the Lens, held January 8, 2007
      • Proceedings of the legislature are scheduled to be broadcast on cable television later this year. Minnesota has conducted its legislative business in this environment for several years. This session will recount the experiences of "legislating under the lens" and discuss things to remember and consider.
      • Presented by Mr.Steve Kelley, Former Minnesota State Senator: While a member of the legislature, Mr. Kelley was Senate Education Committee Chair and active in the National Conference of State Legislatures. Mr.Kelley is an attorney. His undergraduate degree is from William College and he graduated from Columbia University Law School. He was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1992 and elected to the Senate since 1996. He was a recent unsuccessful candidate for Minnesota Attorney General.