The Legislative Leadership Program is co-sponsored by the Michigan State University Institute for Public Policy and Social Research and MSU Extension. It strives to create links among lawmakers and university resources.
Since its 1994 inception, LLP has offered newly elected legislators a forum, in the December prior to taking their new seats, to help meet the challenges of serving in a state with term limits.
To meet these challenges, the LLP provides current research and evidence-based information on emerging issues affecting Michigan.Importantly, the program links university resources with the legislative process through a series of presenters.
Noted resource specialists from across the state have served on panels and as keynote speakers during LLP sessions.The 2012 program focuses on providing unbiased data from policy and content areas regarding key legislative issues facing Michiganís economy. The program takes a balanced approach to analyze these issues through facilitated small group discussions, a unique format in the 2012 program.
The Legislative Leadership Program builds on MSU's long-standing tradition of providing leadership training to state and county officials, community leaders, and aspiring public officials.
The LLP is consistent with the policy and research education efforts conducted both on and off campus in of support state legislators, their staffs and their communities. It is also a companion program to IPPSR's Public Policy Forums, an annual series of panel dialogue and discussion to illuminate the latest public policy research.
For more information, please contact Douglas B. Roberts, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, 509 E. Circle Dr., Room 321, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1111. He can be reached by phone at 517-355-6672 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.