Collaborate Forums

NASCA offers peer-level discussion forums for NASCA Members those with similar duties to discuss issues related to their work. State employees are automatically added to these forums. Additionally, NASCA offers four topical discussion forums designed for NASCA Members who have interests in or responsibilities as: Communication Directors/Public Information Officers, Legislative Liaisons/Policy Directors or Continuous Improvement Staff (LEAN, Six Sigma, etc.). These forums will allow you to network on an online community with your peers by area as well as be notified of reoccurring topical conference calls led by you or your peers. 

Interested in participating? Complete our Sign-up Form and let us know on which discussion forum you'd like to be apart of. Discussions, materials and scheduling information is all shared through NASCA Collaborate, our online community. 


 NASCA Collaborate Forums

Communications Directors/PIO Forum (State Members Only)

The Communications Director/PIO forum will be a community of interest for NASCA members interested in or are Information Officers, Public Information Officers, Spokespersons, Government Spokespersons and Government Communicators in Media Relations, Public Affairs, Community Affairs and Public Relations for the Administration Offices. The forum will host monthly calls where those on the call may share best practices, examples, ideas and showcase real world case studies.
Time Commitment: NA, members can join calls as they see interest, no RSVP required, but join the forum to receive call information.
Meeting Schedule: Calls as needed
Staff Contact: 
Kayla Leslie, Project Coordinator
[email protected]
859-514-9191
 
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Continuous Improvement Forum

The Continuous Improvement Forum will be a community of interest for NASCA members interested in process improvement, performance management, and continuous improvement efforts. The forum will host monthly calls where those on the call may share best practices, examples, ideas and showcase real world case studies of process and performance improvement projects.  
Time Commitment: NA, members can join calls as they see interest, no RSVP required, but join the forum to receive call information. 
Meeting Schedule: Second Tuesday of the month at 2:00 PM ET
Co-Liaisons:
John Barenzelli, Illinois
Samuel Schmitt, Wisconsin
Staff Contact: 
Jamie Rodgers, Deputy Director
[email protected]
859-402-9811
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Deputy/Senior Staff (State Member Only)

This is a forum for State Deputies and Senior Staff and/or those with similar duties to discuss issues related to their work.
Staff Contact: 
Kayla Leslie, Project Coordinator
[email protected]
859-514-9191
 
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Legislative Liaisons Forum (State Members Only)

The Legislative Liaisons will be a community of interest for NASCA members interested in a first look at the upcoming legislative session and then a lessons learned after the legislative sessions end. The forum will host semi-annual calls where those on the call may share best practices, tips, tricks, successes and lessons learned.  
Time Commitment: NA, members can join calls as they see interest, no RSVP required, but join the forum to receive call information. 
Meeting Schedule: One call in July and again in December
Staff Contact: 
Kayla Leslie, Project Coordinator
[email protected]
859-514-9191
 
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State Chief Administrator Assistant's Forum

This is a forum for State Chief Administrator Assistant and/or those with similar duties to discuss issues related to their work.
Staff Contact: 
Kayla Leslie, Project Coordinator
[email protected]
859-514-9191
 
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State Chief Administrator's Only Forum

NASCA's State Chief Administrators Community is a private discussion and sharing area exclusively available to state chief administrators. 
Staff Contact: 
Kayla Leslie, Project Coordinator
[email protected]
859-514-9191
 
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State to State Contracting Forum (State Members Only)

This forum is tasked with helping raise awareness among state members of the opportunities for direct state-to-state contract sharing, also known as leveraged purchasing, consortium purchasing, or piggybacking. This methodology could eliminate the need for a separate bidding process for goods and services that have already been competitively bid by other states with similar requirements, interests and fiscal restraints. 
Meeting Schedule: As needed
Staff Contact: 
Sarah Razor, Executive Director
[email protected]
859-514-9156
 
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