Senator Patricia Rucker to Participate in Leadership Program for Southern State Government Officials
CHARLESTON – Senator Patricia Puertas-Rucker, R-Jefferson, will participate in the 2021 Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills (CALS) in Little Rock, Ark., from Oct. 2-6. CALS is the annual leadership program of the Southern Office of The Council of State Governments.
Each year, the program brings together officials selected from three branches of government in 15 Southern states to refine their leadership skills in a nonpartisan environment. The program focuses on communication, conflict resolution, consensus building and critical decision making.
“I am honored to be chosen for such a prestigious program,” Senator Rucker said. “I am excited to spend the week with colleagues across the country, and I am very much looking forward to sharing what I have learned from my time as a Senator and learn from their experiences as well.”
The 2021 program agenda includes sessions on leadership and communication styles, conflict management, creating a culture of ethics and excellence and leading across generations. Brandon Fleming, the Founder and CEO of the Atlanta-based Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project, will deliver the final keynote address.
Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments is the nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. Opened in 1959, the mission of CSG’s Southern Office is to promote and strengthen intergovernmental cooperation among its 15 member states, predominantly through the programs and services provided by its Southern Legislative Conference (SLC).
For more information, please visit www.slcatlanta.org/CALS.