NALEO 12th Biennial National Institute for Newly Elected Officials - NALEO Educational Fund


About


November 15-18, 2018 | Washington, D.C.


NALEO Educational Fund’s National Institute for Newly Elected Officials is the preeminent professional development program available to new Latino policymakers. The NALEO National Institute for Newly Elected officials allows participants to successfully launch their careers in public office by equipping them with the necessary governance and leadership skills to become an effective policymaker on behalf of their constituents. The curriculum provides training on how to get started in public office, the policymaking process, budgets, effective messaging and communications, use of social media, ethics, and how to work with the press. Participants benefit from access to seasoned policymakers that serve as mentors, networking with colleagues from across the country, and leading experts that serve as the Institute’s faculty.

Sponsors


Title Sponsors


The Annie E. Casey Foundation






Champion Sponsor




Benefactor Sponsors
Advance America
Alliance for Early Success
Democracy Fund
Edison International
Google
PepsiCo
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Wells Fargo


Supporter Sponsors
Abbott Nutrition
AbbVie
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
McLane Company, Inc.
Reynolds American Inc.
Southwest Airlines
Telemundo Comcast NBCUniversal
The Walt Disney Company

Schedule



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Pre-Institute Optional Media Training Program


Registration is limited

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7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Columbia West Foyer, Terrace Level

Media Training Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Columbia 1 & 2, Terrace Level

Mastering the Media:

Creating & Delivering Your Message


• Mr. Jaime Zapata, Partner, +gmmb

• Ms. Rhonda Stewart, Vice President, +gmmb
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Columbia West Foyer, Terrace Level

Media Training Working Lunch

For media training participants only


1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Columbia 1 & 2, Terrace Level

The Art of Public Speaking

• Hon. Luz Weinberg, Commissioner, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority; Former Commissioner, City of Aventura, Florida; Former NALEO Vice President
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Columbia West Foyer, Terrace Level

Institute Registration

For non-media training participants
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009


NALEO Celebration of Latino Leadership Reception

For all participants; business attire

Hosts:
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
State Farm®
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Columbia West Foyer, Terrace Level

Institute Registration

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Columbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

Breakfast and Welcome Remarks

• Mr. Arturo Vargas, Chief Executive Officer, NALEO Educational Fund

• Hon. Pauline Medrano, Treasurer, Dallas County; NALEO President
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Columbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

NALEO 101 and Leadership Roundtable

Moderator:
Hon. Pauline Medrano, Treasurer, Dallas County; NALEO President

• Hon. Jeffrey Sanchez, Massachusetts State Representative; NALEO Board Member

• Hon. Elizabeth Archuleta, Supervisor, Coconino County, Arizona; NALEO Board Member

• Hon. Lubby Navarro, Board Member, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida; NALEO Board Member
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Columbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

Plenary:

Parliamentary Procedures


This session will equip participants with confidence and knowledge on parliamentary procedures to ensure policymakers can participate in the governance and policymaking process while enhancing their leadership skills and effectiveness.


• Mr. James N. Jones, PRP, CPP-T; President, National Association of Parliamentarians

• Ms. Alfreda V. Davis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Mountain Solutions, LLC; Former Chief of Staff, Executive Office of the Mayor, Washington, D.C.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Columbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

Luncheon Presentation:

The State of Children and Working Families in the United States of America


As the United States continues to become more diverse, Latinos are a driving force behind this demographic shift. This means that the role of the Latino community in shaping our country’s future economic and civic strength and prosperity is more significant than ever. As such, ensuring the success of children and working families is critical. This session will provide an overview of the state of Latino families and children in the United States and highlight several important economic and social indicators.  The discussion also will explore the policy challenges and opportunities that exist to support the success of families and children in communities across the country.

Moderator:
Hon. Mara Candelaria Reardon, Indiana State Representative; Board Member, NALEO Educational Fund

• Ms. Florencia Gutierrez, Senior Research Associate, KIDS COUNT, Annie E. Casey Foundation

• Ms. Jessica Bartholow, Policy Advocate, Western Center on Law & Poverty
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Break

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Columbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

Plenary:

Integrity in Public Office


As the number of Latino elected and appointed officials across the country continues to grow, we cannot forget that, as a result, “all eyes are on us” as leaders. Policymakers have the difficult job of balancing the needs and interests of diverse constituencies while adhering to their fiduciary and governance oversight responsibilities.  It is critical that state and local government officials understand and adhere to the highest ethical standards, practices and leadership.  This session will highlight best practices for strong ethical decision-making and provide participants with an overview of key ethical issues that elected officials contend with frequently.

Introductory Remarks:
Hon. Gaddi H. Vasquez, Senior Vice President, Edison international; Former Board Member, NALEO Educational Fund;  Former U.S. Ambassador

• Mr. Victor R. Salgado, Trial Attorney, Public Integrity Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Break

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cherry Blossom Ballroom, Level 2

Jurisdictional Breakout Sessions:

Integrity in Public Office


These jurisdictional breakout sessions will continue the conversation on integrity in public office.  The discussion also will include the #MeToo movement and its potential for creating safer work environments and greater equity in decision-making power structures.

STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Cardozo, Terrace Level

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Bonnie Garcia, Former California State Assemblymember; Board Member, NALEO Educational Fund

Hon. Mara Candelaria Reardon, Indiana State Representative; Board Member, NALEO Educational Fund

Hon. Jeffrey Sanchez, Massachusetts State Representative; NALEO Board Member

• Mr. Mark Quiner, Director, Center for Ethics in Government, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)


MUNICIPAL/COUNTY SESSION
Columbia 1 & 2, Terrace Level

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Paul López, Councilmember, City and County of Denver, Colorado; Former NALEO Board Member

Hon. Michele Martinez, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Santa Ana, California; Immediate Past NALEO President

• Mr. Joaquin Vazquez, Partner, Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O'Neill, LLP

• Ms. Elana Rivkin-Haas, Associate, Attorney, Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill, LLP


EDUCATION POLICYMAKERS
Columbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Lubby Navarro, Board Member, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida; NALEO Board Member

Hon. Phyllis Sanchez, Former Board Member, Pueblo Schools, Colorado

• Ms. Sukhi K. Ahluwalia, Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Jurisdictional Breakout Sessions:

How to Get Started, and Best Practices for Your First Term in Office


Together with panelists, Institute “Mentors” representing different levels of public office will cover key areas to be considered after individuals win an election. These steps include creating a support/sounding board network (kitchen cabinet); setting realistic goals for the first term; navigating the institution; constituency services; staffing (if any); leadership opportunities; working with colleagues; developing key messages for a first term; working with the media; and planning for re-election. In this session, mentors will share some of their own lessons learned and successes as they entered their first terms in office.

STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Cardozo, Terrace Level

Session Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Bonnie Garcia, Former California State Assemblymember; Board Member, NALEO Educational Fund

Hon. Mara Candelaria Reardon, Indiana State Representative; Board Member, NALEO Educational Fund

Hon. Jeffrey Sanchez, Massachusetts State Representative; NALEO Board Member

• Ms. Stacy Householder, Director, Leaders’ Services & Legislative Training, National Conference of State Legislatures

MUNICIPAL/COUNTY SESSION
Columbia 1 & 2, Terrace Level

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Paul López, Councilmember, City and County of Denver, Colorado; Former NALEO Board Member

Hon. Michele Martinez, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Santa Ana, California; Immediate Past NALEO President

• Mr. Rick Cole, City Manager, City of Santa Monica, California

EDUCATION POLICYMAKERS
Columbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Lubby Navarro, Board Member, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida; NALEO Board Member

Hon. Phyllis Sanchez, Former Board Member, Pueblo Schools, Colorado

• Dr. Thomas L. Alsbury, President, Balanced Governance Solutions; Professor, Northwest University
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Columbia West Foyer, Terrace Level

Champagne Toast and Networking

In Partnership with the Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Columbia West Foyer, Terrace Level

Institute Registration

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Columbia West Foyer, Terrace Level

Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Columbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

Part I:

Decision-making Model – Census 2020


• Mr. Arturo Vargas, Chief Executive Officer, NALEO Educational Fund
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Columbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

Part II:

Decision-making Model


Policymakers continuously have to craft policy proposals and respond to real-world policy challenges that face their constituents in their communities. This interactive session will provide participants with the opportunity to practice key governance skill sets needed to craft policy. Participants will utilize a decision-making process model that aims to support policymakers in their development of a cohesive policy agenda to help support their constituents.

• Ms. Sonja Diaz, Executive Director, Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI), University of California, Los Angeles
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Jurisdictional Breakout Sessions:

Understanding the Policymaking Process


Panelists and Mentors will highlight how participants can work within their jurisdictional institutions; how to advance policy goals through the system; how to work with the minority/majority; how to identify key inside and outside players who will help them make decisions; and how to build community support.

STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION: UNDERSTANDING THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
Cardozo, Terrace Level

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Bonnie Garcia, Former California State Assemblymember; Board Member, NALEO Educational Fund

Hon. Mara Candelaria Reardon, Indiana State Representative; Board Member, NALEO Educational Fund

Hon. Jeffrey Sanchez, Massachusetts State Representative; NALEO Board Member

• Mr. Gaspar Laca, Government Relations Account Director, GlaxoSmithKline


MUNICIPAL/COUNTY SESSION: POLICYMAKING AND BUREAUCRACY
Columbia 1 & 2, Terrace Level

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Paul López, Councilmember, City and County of Denver, Colorado; Former NALEO Board Member

Hon. Michele Martinez, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Santa Ana, California; Immediate Past NALEO President

• Mr. Rick Cole, City Manager, City of Santa Monica, California

• Ms. Sonia Rubio Carvalho, City Attorney, City of Santa Ana

• Mr. Adán Ortega, Principal, Ortega Strategies Group


EDUCATION POLICYMAKERS: EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT (ESSA) AND THE POLICYMAKING PROCESS
Columbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Lubby Navarro, Board Member, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida; NALEO Board Member

Hon. Phyllis Sanchez, Former Board Member, Pueblo Schools, Colorado

• Ms. Daria Hall, Vice President for Partnerships & Engagement, The Education Trust

• Ms. Laura Bornfreund, Director of Early & Elementary Education, New America
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Columbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

Congressional Leadership Luncheon

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Break

1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jurisdictional Breakout Sessions:

The Budget Process


Participants will hear from experts and Mentors on the critical financial issues facing their level of government, including revenue trends and budgetary challenges; an emphasis on their role in the process; the politics of budgeting; maximizing the budget during difficult economic times; the use of different instruments to finance projects; finding the balance between taxes and services; and navigating and understanding outside influences.

STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION: THE LEGISLATIVE BUDGET PROCESS
Cardozo, Terrace Level

Hon. Bonnie Garcia, Former California State Assemblymember; Board Member, NALEO Educational Fund

Hon. Mara Candelaria Reardon, Indiana State Representative; Board Member, NALEO Educational Fund

Hon. Jeffrey Sanchez, Massachusetts State Representative; NALEO Board Member

• Mr. Brian Sigritz, Director of State Fiscal Studies, The National Association of State Budget Officers


MUNICIPAL/COUNTY SESSION: OVERSIGHT AND READING THE BUDGET
Columbia 1 & 2, Terrace Level

Hon. Paul Lopez, Councilmember, City and County of Denver, Colorado; Former NALEO Board Member

Hon. Michele Martinez, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Santa Ana, California; Immediate Past NALEO President

• Mr. Rick Cole, City Manager, City of Santa Monica, California


EDUCATION POLICYMAKERS: UNDERSTANDING EDUCATION FINANCING AND THE BUDGET-MAKING PROCESS
Columbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Lubby Navarro, Board Member, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida; NALEO Board Member

Hon. Phyllis Sanchez, Former Board Member, Pueblo Schools, Colorado

Ms. Katie Hagan, Research Faculty Fellow, Edunomics Lab, Georgetown University
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Columbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

Strategies for Effective Governance:

Building Trust and Relationships


According to recent research, the level of mistrust between Americans and government, as well as other vital institutions, is at an all-time low.  As our country faces a hyper-partisan and uncivil environment in its political system, communities and constituents are in need of leaders who are capable of effectively addressing critical public policy issues that can improve their quality of life and opportunities.  In today’s climate, newly elected officials are poised to implement strategies to bring back civility to political and public spaces.  This session will examine the erosion of the public’s trust, trends in the public’s consumption of information, and strategies for data-informed decision making that can support building trust for the sake of effective governance and sound public policy making.   

Moderator:
Hon. Gaddi H. Vasquez, Senior Vice President, Edison international; Former Board Member, NALEO Educational Fund; Former U.S. Ambassador

• Hon. Crisanta Duran, Speaker of the House, Colorado General Assembly; NALEO Board Member

• Hon. Rene Garcia, Florida State Senator; Chair, Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs; NALEO Educational Fund Board Member

• Hon. Michele Martinez, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Santa Ana, California; Immediate Past NALEO President  
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Off site

Group Dinner

Hosted by Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Required for all Institute participants, no guests
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Columbia West Foyer, Terrace Level

Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Columbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

Plenary:

The Intersection of Federal, State and Local Policy


As officials begin their careers in public service and try to advance policy goals within their jurisdictions to benefit their communities, it becomes clear that these goals do not exist in jurisdictional silos and often intersect with policies at other levels of government.  This session will provide a federal legislative briefing, and provide best practices for advocating for policies beyond one’s jurisdiction, with an emphasis at the state and federal levels of government.

• Mr. Shay Stautz, Associate Vice President, National Policy, Office of Government and Community Engagement, Arizona State University
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Columbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

Plenary:

Branding Yourself Successfully and Amplifying Your Message through Social Media Tools


Policymakers have an opportunity to be strong advocates for their constituents.  How you come across as a leader matters.  During this discussion, experts will identify strategies for creating a strong and positive leadership brand that can help maximize influence and impact. This session will also provide an overview of how elected officials can use social media platforms to reach new audiences, better connect with existing audiences, and create real value through content about which constituents care.

• Mr. Adán Ortega, Principal, Ortega Strategies Group

• Hon. Lucy Flores, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Luz Collective; Former Nevada State Assemblymember
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Columbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

Graduation, 2018 Group Photograph, and Closing Remarks

Contact


213-747-7606

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