|DATES:||SEP 25 - OCT 6, 2017
This seminar focuses on skills necessary to sustain a modern legislature. Elected officials and legislative staff at the National, State, and International level are ideal candidates for this seminar. Legislatures work under constant pressure to enact laws and review national policies efficiently and effectively in an ever-changing and complex environment. Working in this environment requires close attention to how the process is managed and how the institutions function. The focus of this seminar will be organizational structure and practical techniques for managing legislative institutions. Considering the ILI’s location in Washington, DC, references and site visits will be made to the U.S. Congress and a State Assembly.
Role of Legislative Staff
The relationship between career and political staff appointments
Effective allocation of staff to support member offices, committees, leadership and administrative services
Comparative analysis of legislative and parliamentary models
Review of unicameral and bicameral structures
How to work with leadership offices and through committees
How can the legislative branch have a more productive relationship with the executive branch?
Legislative Support Offices
Budgeting, staffing and training
Determining what legislative support offices are appropriate for a specific country or state; e.g. research, legislative drafting, committees, administration and members' offices
United States Congress
Library of Congress
State legislatures in Washington, DC area
H. Stephen Halloway is the Director of ILI's Center for Comparative Legislative Management. He has over 35 years of experience in senior legal and policy positions in the U.S. Government, the U.S. Senate, the United Nations and the Inter-American Development Bank. He was Chief Regulatory Officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce and a civil rights attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice. He is co-founder of the Multilateral Procurement Group, an informal steering committee of multinational companies and consultants regularly doing business with the MDBs and UN.