The Legislative Leadership Program is co-sponsored by the Michigan State University Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, MSU Extension and MSU’s Office of the Vice President for Governmental Affairs. It strives to create links among lawmakers and university resources, and welcomes new lawmakers to the campus community every two years.
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 specially designed events, including presenters, research and facilitated discussions.
Noted resource specialists from across the state have served as panelists and keynote speakers during LLP sessions. Program content focuses on unbiased data from policy and content areas linked to key legislative issues facing Michigan’s economy, its budget and taxes and its citizens. The program takes a balanced approach to analyze these issues through facilitated small group discussions.
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 resides at IPPSR as companion to IPPSR's Public Policy and Education, the Michigan Political Leadership Program, the State of the State Survey and Office for Survey Research. LLP draws on the resources and leadership of each of these outstanding programs.
For more information and LLP and all IPPSR programs, 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.