Georgia Legislative Leadership Institute
The Georgia Legislative Leadership Institute (GLLI) is an extension of the Biennial Institute. Developed and authorized by the Georgia General Assembly Training Institute, GLLI forms the core of a phased leadership development program for members of the Georgia General Assembly. The purpose of GLLI is to help newer legislators develop the skills necessary to become effective leaders, informed decision makers, and astute policy analysts.
The program offers a unique opportunity for lawmakers to improve their leadership skills and explore the issues of the day with nationally renowned scholars, professional development experts, and legislative leaders and colleagues from across the region.
GLLI held its inaugural session in the summer of 2005. This new program is sponsored by the Vinson Institute and the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.
Leadership. It's the essential ingredient in the complex arena of the legislature. Moving beyond conflict and partisanship to meet the real needs of people is the fundamental test of legislative leadership. The future of the legislature depends upon the quality and creativity of the men and women who lead it today and those who will be its stewards in the future.
The Georgia Legislative Leadership Institute's curriculum comprises six main elements: personal leadership development, public policy process and analysis, ethical governance, political leadership, understanding a diverse citizenry, and advanced legislative processes.
The first session of GLLI focuses on personal leadership and the exercise of power and leadership within the legislative context. In session two, these lessons are applied to "getting things done" in the legislature, with a focus on the skills and abilities needed to be a successful legislator.
Every two years the leadership of the House and Senate will select 25 emerging leaders for participation in GLLI. Members of the House and Senate should contact their Party leader if they are interested in this leadership development opportunity.