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Past Event

Legislative Service Agency & Research Directors Training Seminar

Kirkland, Washington

Made up of the nonpartisan legislative staff directors of the West, the Legislative Services Agency & Research Directors (LSA/RD) Committee convenes annually for an exclusive professional development training. Through this annual training seminar, committee members refine leadership abilities, discover new ways to support their legislatures, and build valuable relationships with colleagues from across the western region. Topics such as conflict resolution, risk management, and team building are explored in depth, and committee members gain useful skills to apply in their work. By fostering regional connections and providing legislative staff with a unique space to develop professionally, the LSA/RD Committee serves as a valuable CSG West program and advances the organization’s overall mission.

Participation is limited to committee members only


A registration link will be mailed to committee members.


CSG West is thrilled to invite the LSA/RD Committee to the beautiful state of Washington for an in-person professional development experience. The 2021 LSA/RD Fall Training Seminar will be held at the Heathman Hotel in Kirkland.

Heathman Hotel
220 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, Washington 98033

To reserve your hotel accommodations for this event, please go to or call 425-284-5800.  Room rates start at $185 per night plus tax. Discounted rooms are available for a limited time only so please be sure to make your reservations by September 10.


As the duo From Justin to Kelly, they spend most of their time on tour, performing and teaching at theaters and festivals around the country. Since 2014, they have performed and taught nearly 300 shows and workshops in 27 different states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and international waters. Their signature form is the Walter, a minimalistic monoscene that emphasizes silence, eye contact, and total commitment to the moment. Off stage, they promote a DIY ethos that encourages improvisers to find their own voices and own their own work. They are based in New York City, where they are the founders of Countdown Theater, a roaming pop-up comedy space. They also run the annual Countdown Improv Festival in Tampa, Florida. They spend a lot of time in the car, talking about the radio. They encourage you to love the pain.