Southern Pulse Newsletter, August 2023

The start of fall is on the horizon: the cheers of college football, the smells of the pumpkin patch, and lots of programming here at CSG South! 

Our fall programming begins in September with the Legislative Service Agency (LSA) Directors Group’s fall retreat in Northwest Arkansas. This group spearheads our wonderfully crafted government staff tracks at SLC, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for The Greenbrier in 2024. In October and November, our two flagship leadership development programs, the Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills (CALS) and the Staff Academy for Government Excellence (SAGE), will convene. These programs offer regionally focused networking, unique training sessions for elected and appointed officials (CALS) and staffers (SAGE), and an overall fantastic time. Our staff will contact selected applicants for these programs in the coming days and weeks, as the deadlines have passed to apply for the CALS and SAGE classes 2023. Good luck to all who applied! 

Our program offerings also continue in full force throughout the fall months with three Policy Masterclasses: Leveraging Learning Loss: A Public Policy Approach (September 26-28), The Opioid Crisis: Understanding and Addressing the Public Health Emergency (October 10-12), and All of the Above: Ensuring Energy Independence (October 24-26). Each Masterclass is a unique and regionally driven experience that brings in expert speakers on different policy areas and formulates an open forum for discussion between attendees. We don’t let the learning stop there – each Masterclass also holds immersive site visits – giving attendees a full hands-on experience. Space is limited, so if you wish to attend, click here to submit your interest form.  

As we look forward to new beginnings this fall, we also want to look back and celebrate our accomplishments at the 2023 Southern Legislative Conference in Charleston, SC. Our Summary Report has been released, and you can read it below. Thank you again to our attendees, staffers, and volunteers who executed the largest SLC in history!  

We hope you continue to keep us in your corner and remember that our staff is here for you and anything you need. 

All the best,
Lindsey G.

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