Under the Dome: Customized, in-state professional development and policy training for the region's lawmakers

CSG Midwest's Under the Dome initiative reflects a commitment that the Midwestern Legislative Conference has made to bring more in-state training to its members: the region's state legislators. (CSG Midwest provides staffing services to the MLC.)
With help and guidance from legislative leadership in individual states, Under the Dome delivers customized training to lawmakers inside their state capitols — for example, briefings covering important policy areas and workshops focused on professional development and consensus building. For more information, contact director Mike McCabe at 630.925.1922. Here is a list of some recent workshops.
    1. Ethics ~ Indiana
    2. Policy strategies to promote entrepreneurship ~ Nebraska
    3. State budget policy and Great Lakes protection ~ Illinois
    4. Medicaid expansion ~ South Dakota
    5. Legislative civility ~ Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio
    6. Great Lakes policy ~ Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin
    7. Health policy and public opinion ~ Wisconsin
    8. Strengthening the legislative institution ~ South Dakota


Download the 2018-19 Under the Dome Prospectus







The Mission of CSG
and CSG Midwest

The Council of State Governments is the nation's only nonpartisan association of state officials serving all three branches of government in all 50 states and the U.S. territories. CSG is a regionally-based, national organization that promotes excellence in state government. CSG fosters the interstate exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy, and it offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships. CSG Midwest focuses on meeting the needs of state policymakers and leaders in the nation's heartland, including 11 Midwestern states.