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This page is serving as a hub for recent information about IPPSR's Legislative Staff Training Program -- established for legislative staff members at work in the Michigan House of  Representatives, the Michigan Senate or the state's nonpartisan Fiscal Agencies.

The program is designed to help staff members advance in their careers, whether they are seeking a new challenge as part of their current position or seeking to move to a policy position.

Each session includes authoritative panels sharing the latest developments in commanding political issues, small-group discussions, professional development workshops with hands-on activities and fast-paced roundtables facilitated by expert leaders on a variety of subjects.

We hope you'll take advantage of these informational opportunities.

Resources from the September 13, 2019 program:

Agenda for Legislative Staff Training

Legislative Staff Training Directory

Census Presentation

Resources from the January 25, 2019 program:

Agenda for Legislative Staff Training

Legislative Staff Training Directory -- contacts from the day's programming. We hope you will find these resources useful.

Resources from the September 7, 2018 program:

Legislative Staff Training Directory -- helpful contacts for speakers during the day's programming. We hope you will find it useful

Lindstrom's Laws, media relations primer offered by Gongwer-Michigan Publisher John Lindstrom.

Michigan's Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders System, an extraordinary resource provided by the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, a trade association.

MSU Extension Mental Health Understandings, filled with immediately useful resources.

Co-Sponsor MSU Extension has announced a series of Statewide Ballot Proposal Forums Oct. 22 or 23 on November ballot proposals on redistricting, recreational marijuana and voting laws. These are online, presented as a webinar, and take place in locations around the state. In Lansing, they take place in Berkey Hall, Room 117, 509 E. Circle Dr., East Lansing. The Forums start at 6 p.m. and are set to wind up by 8:30 p.m. Register online: at  For more information, and to view white papers on each of the three ballot proposals, visit See the white papers online on:

We'll be posting updates to all resources as they are available. Please add your suggestions by emailing IPPSR Associate Director Arnold Weinfeld at