Professional Development Workshops Research · Writing · Presentations · Business Etiquette
Our professional development courses and workshops can help you get better job reviews and performance evaluations, and prepare you for greater responsibilities.
Also see our Congressional Fellows and Presidential Management Fellows Training.
All of our courses and workshops include extensive interaction with our faculty, making our courses and workshops both educational and mini-consulting sessions with substantive experts.
These courses and any of their topics are available as custom, on-site training
Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing How to Compose Clear and Effective Reports, Letters, Email, and Memos More
Writing to Persuade Hone Your Persuasive Writing Skills More
Speechwriting Preparing Speeches and Oral Presentations More
Media Relations 101: Media Relations for Public Affairs Professionals How to develop your message, press release, media kit, and communications plan. More
Research Tools and Techniques for Analysts Refining Your Online and Offline Research Essential research skills. More
How to Find, Track, and Monitor Congressional Documents Going Beyond Thomas Save time and money. More
Effective Briefings The Art of Persuasion How to explain, advocate and present facts and ideas in a convincing manner. More
The following courses are available as audio CDs and online download.
Practical Web Research in a Nutshell Practical techniques for conducting Web research on the job. More
Advanced Online Research Skills seven courses cover online search techniques, federal legislative, executive branch, judicial branch, state and international online research, and personal contacts and public and private information sources. More
Public Affairs Primer for Nonprofits and Associations For the newer public or government affairs professional. More
Congress and Its Role in Policymaking An overview of oversight, appropriations, and reorganization. More
Business Etiquette: Keys to Professional Success learn tips and techniques for building a professional wardrobe, working a room and networking. More
Keys to Effective Presentations: Invigorate Your Delivery and Increase Your Confidence How to deliver a memorable presentation. More
Media Relations for the Newbie learn how local, state and national media work, and how to work the media. More
How America Governs An overview of American governance. More
Our courses are approved for CEUs from George Mason University.
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See also our Special Programs Audio Courses.
Real World Research Skills
Media Relations Handbook
Bring these courses to your site.
These Professional Development courses and any combination of their topics are available as custom on-site training programs for your organization. We have tailored our custom programs for attorneys, program analysts, lobbyists, paralegals, military officers, FSO's, SES, Inspector Generals, legislative assistants, and others. For more information about how our training can help your members and staff, please contact our client liaison.