Sen. John Albers attends Georgia Legislative Leadership Institute

ATLANTA (October 18, 2011) – Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell) graduated alongside twenty other freshman state representatives and senators from the fourth Georgia Legislative Leadership Institute (GLLI) on September 25.

GLLI, an offshoot of the Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators, is a phased leadership development program that helps newer legislators develop skills in leadership, decision making, and policy analysis to better serve constituents and the citizens of Georgia. Candidates for GLLI are chosen by legislative leadership.

“The GLLI provides the tools needed to effectively work on my constituents’ behalf and drive legislation that positively impacts all aspects of our great state,” said Sen. Albers. “Attending GLLI is both an honor and a privilege, and I am grateful to the Georgia General Assembly leadership for this opportunity.”

The GLLI curriculum focuses on characteristics vital to effective governance, including personal leadership development, public policy process and analysis, ethical governance, political leadership, and advanced legislative processes. Legislators engaged in a personal leadership assessment, then grappled with such topics as policy choices in the legislative process and collective problem solving and decision making. They also participated in workshops that helped them identify the qualities necessary for effective legislative leadership and learned how to cultivate those qualities in themselves and others.

“We were delighted to have Sen. Albers participate in GLLI. He was an enthusiastic and engaged participant who added depth and value to all discussions,” said Laura Meadows, Interim Director, Carl Vinson Institute of Government at The University of Georgia.

The Vinson Institute coordinates GLLI every two years in partnership with the Georgia General Assembly and with financial support from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation. Over 90 legislators have attended GLLI since its 2005 inception.