About


November 17-20, 2016 | National Harbor, MD


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






Investor Sponsors


AARP

Advance America

Force Multiplier Solutions, Inc.

Google
Nuestro Rio

Southwest Airlines


Patron Sponsors
BP America
Novartis
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Toyota
Univision Communications Inc.
Wells Fargo

 


For more information please contact:

Monica Lopez Romo

Program Coordinator for Constituency Services
NALEO Educational Fund
Tel: (213) 747-7606 ext 4444
Email: mromo@naleo.org

Schedule



7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Eastern Shore Foyer, Lower Atrium

Media Registration

9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Cherry Blossom Lobby, Level 2

Institute Registration

7:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Eastern Shore 2, Lower Atrium

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Eastern Shore 1 & 3, Lower Atrium

Mastering the Media, Part I: Creating your Message, Interview and Camera Techniques

• Mr. Edward F. Coghlan, Public and Media Relations Strategy Consultant, JVA Group

• Ms. Janeth Hernández, Latino Public Relations Consultant, JVA Group
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Eastern Shore 2, Lower Atrium

Networking Lunch

1:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Shore 1 & 3, Lower Atrium
Eastern Shore 2, Lower Atrium – Beverage Break


Mastering the Media, Part II: Creating your Message, Interview and Camera Techniques

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Eastern Shore 2, Lower Atrium

Latinos and Foreign Affairs: Tea with the British Embassy

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
NALEO 40th Anniversary Celebration Leadership Reception

Recognition of Ruby Anniversary Circle Members:
The Bauman Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Ford Foundation, Force Multiplier Solutions, Inc., Marguerite Casey Foundation, Pfizer, Rosenberg Foundation, Toyota, Univision Communications Inc., Waste Management, and W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Hosts:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
State Farm®

Opening Reception Supporters:
Abbott
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
Pfizer
Reynolds America Inc.
Walton Family Foundation

Opening Reception Donors:
Facebook
GreenLatinos
TMX Fiance

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Cherry Blossom Foyer

Institute Registration

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Cherry Blossom Ballroom, Level 2

Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Cherry Blossom Ballroom, Level 2

Welcome Remarks

• Mr. Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, NALEO Educational Fund

• Hon. Pauline Medrano, Treasurer, Dallas County; NALEO President
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Cherry Blossom Ballroom, Level 2

NALEO 101 and Leadership Roundtable

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

• Hon. Justin Rodriguez, Texas State Representative; Former NALEO Vice President

• Hon. Gustavo Rivera, New York State Senator

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

• Hon. John C. Vargas, Trustee, El Camino College, California; NALEO Board Secretary
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Cherry Blossom Ballroom, Level 2

General Session: Parliamentary Procedures

This session equipped participants with confidence and knowledge on parliamentary procedures that ensure policymakers rightfully participate in the governance and policymaking process while enhancing their leadership skills and effectiveness.

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

• Ms. Alfreda V. Davis, Former Chief of Staff, Executive Office of the Mayor, District of Columbia
Presentation | Resources: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
12:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Cherry Blossom Ballroom, Level 2

Luncheon Presentation: The State of Children and Working Families in the U.S.

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; therefore ensuring the success of children and working families is critical. This session provided an overview of the state of Latino families and children in the U.S. with regard to several important economic and social indicators. The discussion also explored the policy challenges and opportunities that exist to support the success of families and children in communities across the country.

• Ms. Laura Speer, Associate Director, Policy Reform and Advocacy, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Presentation

• Mr. Bruce Lesley, President, First Focus
Presentation

Ms. Jessica Bartholow, Policy Advocate, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Presentation
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
Break

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Cherry Blossom Ballroom, Level 2

General Session: 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 policymakers “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 highlighted best practices for strong ethical decision making and provided participants with an overview of key ethical issues that elected officials contend with frequently.

Introductory Remarks:
Hon. Elizabeth Archuleta, Supervisor, Coconino County, Arizona; NALEO Board Member

• Mr. Armando O. Bonilla, Associate Deputy Attorney General, United States Department of Justice
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Cherry Blossom Ballroom, Level 2

Jurisdictional Breakout Sessions: Integrity in Public Office

STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Magnolia 1, Level 2

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Bonnie Garcia, Former California State Assemblymember
Hon. Gustavo Rivera, New York State Senator
Hon. John Sapien, New Mexico State Senator; Former NALEO Board Member

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

MUNICIPAL/COUNTY SESSION
Annapolis 3 & 4, Level 2

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Elizabeth Archuleta, Supervisor, Coconino County, Arizona; NALEO Board Member
Hon. Steven Hernandez, Mayor, City of Coachella, California
Hon. Michele Martinez, Councilmember, City of Santa Ana, California; Immediate Past NALEO President

• Ms. Melissa Crosthwaite, Assistant City Attorney, City of Hawthorne, California
Presentation

EDUCATION POLICYMAKERS
Annapolis 1 & 2, Level 2

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Phyllis K. Sanchez, President, Pueblo City Schools, Colorado
Hon. John C. Vargas, Trustee, El Camino College, California; NALEO Board Secretary

• Ms. Sukhi K. Ahluwalia, Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

• Mr. Gabriel Sandoval, Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Presentation
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Break

3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Jurisdictional Breakout Sessions: How Do I Get Started?

Together with panelists, Institute “Mentors” representing different levels of public office covered 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 message for a first term; working with the media; and planning for re-election. In this session, mentors shared some of their own mistakes and successes as they entered their first terms in office.

STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Magnolia 1, Level 2

Session Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Bonnie Garcia, Former California State Assemblymember
Hon. Gustavo Rivera, New York State Senator
Hon. John Sapien, New Mexico State Senator; Former NALEO Board Member

• Mr. Tim Storey, Director, Leaders Services, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
Presentation

MUNICIPAL/COUNTY SESSION
Annapolis 3 & 4, Level 2

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Michele Martinez, Councilmember, City of Santa Ana, California; Immediate Past NALEO President
Hon. Elizabeth Archuleta, Supervisor, Coconino County, Arizona; NALEO Board Member
Hon. Steven Hernandez, Mayor, City of Coachella, California

• Mr. Chris Zapata, City Manager, City of San Leandro, California
Presentation

• Mr. Guillermo “Bill” Vidal, Former President and Chief Operating Officer, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver; Former Mayor, City and County of Denver, Colorado
Presentation

EDUCATION POLICYMAKERS
Annapolis 1 & 2, Level 2

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Phyllis K. Sanchez, President, Pueblo City Schools, Colorado

Hon. John C. Vargas, Trustee, El Camino College, California; NALEO Board Secretary

• Dr. Jessica Huizenga, Superintendent, Southbridge Public Schools, Massachusetts

• Mr. Thomas Parker, Superintendent, Ecorse Public Schools, Michigan
Presentation | Resources: 1 | 2 | 3
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Cherry Blossom Foyer

Champagne Toast: In Collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico in the United States


Special Remarks:
• Hon. Carlos M. Sada Solana, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Cherry Blossom Lobby, Level 2

Institute Registration

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Cherry Blossom Foyer

Breakfast

8:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Jurisdictional Breakout Sessions: Understanding the Legislative Process

Panelists and Mentors described 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
Magnolia 1, Level 2

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Bonnie Garcia, Former California State Assemblymember
Hon. Gustavo Rivera, New York State Senator
Hon. John Sapien, New Mexico State Senator; Former NALEO Board Member

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

MUNICIPAL/COUNTY SESSION: POLICYMAKING AND BUREAUCRACY
Annapolis 3 & 4, Level 2

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Steven Hernandez, Mayor, City of Coachella, California
Presentation

Hon. Elizabeth Archuleta, Supervisor, Coconino County, Arizona; NALEO Board Member
Hon. Michele Martinez, Councilmember, City of Santa Ana, California; Immediate Past NALEO President

• Ms. Jane Bais-DiSessa, Deputy Mayor, City of Pontiac, Michigan
Presentation

• Ms. Melissa M. Crosthwaite, Assistant City Attorney, City of Hawthorne, California
Presentation | Resource: 1

• Mr. Randall D. Martinez, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Cordoba Corporation
Presentation

EDUCATION POLICYMAKERS: EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT (ESSA) AND THE POLICYMAKING PROCESS
Annapolis 1 & 2, Level 2

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Phyllis K. Sanchez, President, Pueblo City Schools, Colorado
Hon. John C. Vargas, Trustee, El Camino College, California; NALEO Board Secretary

• Ms. Daria Hall, Interim Vice President for Government Affairs and Communications, The Education Trust
Presentation | Resource: 1

• Ms. Sukhi K. Ahluwalia, Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Presentation
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Cherry Blossom Lobby, Level 2

Luncheon and Formal Dining Etiquette Presentation

(Limited to participants only, buffet will be provided for other Policy Institute attendees at the Cherry Blossom Lobby)

Dining etiquette is an important tool in our professional lives, especially for those beginning their lives in the public eye. This Luncheon presentation provided participants with the hands on experience and confidence to successfully navigate situations that require formal dining.

Introductory Remarks:
Hon. Pauline Medrano, Dallas County Treasurer, Texas; NALEO President

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

• Ms. Jules Martinez Hirst, Etiquette Expert, Etiquette Consulting Inc.
Presentation | Resource: 1
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Break

1:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Jurisdictional Breakout Sessions: The Budgetary Process

Officials heard from experts and Mentors on the critical financial issues facing their level of government, including revenue trends and budgetary challenges; an emphasis was placed 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 outside understanding and navigating outside influences.

STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION: THE LEGISLATIVE BUDGET PROCESS
Magnolia 1, Level 2

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Bonnie Garcia, Former California State Assemblymember
Hon. Gustavo Rivera, New York State Senator
Hon. John Sapien, New Mexico State Senator; Former NALEO Board Member

• Mr. Arturo Pérez, Program Director, Fiscal Affairs, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
Presentation

MUNICIPAL/COUNTY SESSION: OVERSIGHT AND READING THE BUDGET
Annapolis 3 & 4, Level 2

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Pauline Medrano, Treasurer, Dallas County, Texas; NALEO President
Hon. Elizabeth Archuleta, Supervisor, Coconino County, Arizona; NALEO Board Member
Hon. Steven Hernandez, Mayor, City of Coachella, California
Hon. Michele Martinez, Councilmember, City of Santa Ana, California; Immediate Past NALEO President

• Ms. Jane Bais-DiSessa, Deputy Mayor, City of Pontiac, Michigan
Presentation

• Mr. Steve Peru, Former County Manager, Coconino County, Arizona
Presentation

EDUCATION POLICYMAKERS: UNDERSTANDING EDUCATION FINANCING AND THE BUDGET-MAKING PROCESS
Annapolis 1 & 2, Level 2

Session Co-Chairs and Mentors:
Hon. Phyllis K. Sanchez, President, Pueblo City Schools, Colorado
Hon. John C. Vargas, Trustee, El Camino College, California; NALEO Board Secretary

• Dr. Richard Stedry, Business Operations Consultant, Education Planning, Inc.
Presentation

• Dr. Edward Muir, Deputy Director, Research and Strategic Initiatives, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Presentation | Resources: 1 | 2 | 3
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Magnolia 2, Level 2

Professional Headshot Photographs

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Old Hickory Steakhouse, Lobby Level

Group Dinner

Hosted by Pacific Gas and Electric Company

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Cherry Blossom Lobby, Level 2

Breakfast

8:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Cherry Blossom Ballroom, Level 2

General Session: Strategies for Policy Success
In order to facilitate the adoption of policies, there must be awareness and buy-in from a variety of stakeholders. Policymakers have an opportunity to be strong advocates for their constituents. As newly elected officials it is important to master how to strategically and successfully promote and achieve policy goals starting in the first term. In this session, policymakers had the opportunity to enhance their communication skillsets to promote policies that benefit their constituents and communities.

Introductory Remarks:
Hon. John Sapien, New Mexico State Senator; Former NALEO Board Member

• Ms. Alma V. Márquez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Del Sol Group
Presentation | Resource: 1
10:15 AM – 11:00 PM

Breakout Sessions: How to Effectively Use Social Media Tools

As elected officials are increasingly using social media outlets to engage constituents and quickly get information out to residents, it is critical that these tools are utilized correctly. This session provided an overview of how elected officials can use social media outlets to reach new audiences, better connect with existing audiences, and create real value through content that citizens care about.

Breakout 1:
Annapolis 1 & 2, Level 2

• Mr. Jesus Garcia-Valdez, Head of Hispanic Media, Google

• Mr. Steven Garza, Policy Analyst for Policy Partnerships, Google

• Ms. Aimee Moon, Public Policy and Government Relations Analyst, Google

• Mr. Ron Busby, Political Ads, Google

Breakout 2:
Annapolis 3 & 4, Level 2

• Ms. Ana Martinez, Associate Manager, State Political Outreach, Facebook
Resource: 1
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cherry Blossom Ballroom, Level 2

Graduation and 2016 Group Photograph

Contact


213-747-7606

connect