The Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development
“You will leave better informed and better prepared to make a true impact on your chamber, your legislative body and your community.”
-- Illinois Rep. Elgie Sims Jr., Class of 2014
2017 BILLD Program: August 11-15
BILLD: A unique educational experience for legislators
Each summer, 37 lawmakers from the 11 member states of the Midwestern Legislative Conference and its affiliate members gather in Madison, Wis., for a unique five-day educational experience. In addition to its focus on leadership training, such as conflict resolution and negotiation, BILLD includes policy sessions on issues such as education, corrections, health care and economic development, as well as seminars on media relations, priority management and consensus building.