Legislation 101: Insights into 'The Process' for 'The People'

This webinar is available for free to NCFR members and to Certified Family Life Educators (CFLEs). Log in, or become an NCFR member or a CFLE, to access it.
January 19, 2016
Free for NCFR members & CFLEs / $89 for nonmembers
Kelly Roberts

Creating legislation can seem like a daunting task to those new to the process. But wasn't it Lincoln who said government is "of the people, by the people, and for the people?" This "Legislation 101" webinar is intended to introduce "the people" to "the process." After watching this primarily context-setting and mapping webinar, led by Kelly Roberts, Ph.D., LMFT, you should feel better equipped to begin your own legislative plans. The intended audience for this webinar is family policy students, faculty, and administrators interested in developing or monitoring legislation. No prior knowledge is required.

Approved for 1 CFLE contact hours of continuing education credit.


By watching this webinar, you'll:

  • gain an introductory-level understanding of legislative systems and sub-systems within a typical state capitol setting;
  • identify and explore various stages and processes of a bill-development pathway;
  • illustrate 5 ways legislative communication processes enhance the bill-development pathway.

About the Presenter

Kelly Roberts, Ph.D., LMFT, is an assistant professor at the University of North Texas and a licensed marriage and family therapist. She served as legislative chair of the Oklahoma Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for seven years, and sat on two task forces to improve rules within the regulatory process. She has authored, led, or co-authored four bills or laws and is currently working on an "outside of court" family transition model to reduce family stress caused by divorce.

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Even if you can't watch this webinar live, your registration will still grant you access to watch the recording at your convenience. This webinar is now free for NCFR members and Certified Family Life Educators (CFLEs), and $89 for nonmembers.

License for classroom use by one professor is available for $129 for NCFR members, $199 for nonmembers.

License for departmental use (multiple professors) is available for $179 NCFR member / $319 nonmember.

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