Pae, Miller to participate in leadership skills program in Little Rock

Ponca City Now - October 4, 2019 3:08 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Reps. Daniel Pae (R-Lawton) and Nicole Miller (R-Edmond) have been selected to participate in the 2019 Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills (CALS) in Little Rock, AR, from October 5-9.

Inaugurated in 2007, CALS is the annual leadership program of the Southern Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments. Each year, CALS brings together select officials 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. Ultimately, CALS aims to provide the public with highly skilled, educated and confident state leaders.

“I’m honored to have been selected for the 2019 CALS leadership program,” Pae said. “Intellectual humility is the key to servant leadership, so it’s important for me to continue learning and growing as a legislator. I look forward to applying the skills and lessons I learn to next year’s legislative session.”

“CALS has served as a valuable resource for elected officials for several years,” Miller said. “I look forward to sharpening my skills as a lawmaker and as a leader through the resources offered by CALS. I’m also excited to share ideas with other officials and learn what policies their states have enacted that may help address issues we face here in Oklahoma.”

The 2019 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 (CSG) 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).


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