Capitol Hill Workshop
What our clients say about our Congressional
Operations Briefing - Capitol Hill Workshop
"This course has unveiled a lot of 'mystery' for me regarding how Congress works. Fantastic experts who provided relevant, timely, and concise information." -- Workshop Attendee, Naval Sea Systems Command
"I've been with the FAA for 37 years and this is
one of the best courses I've ever taken!"
"Provides excellent insight into legislative
workings of Congress which will only improve our
abilities to work with Congress. Great &
insightful presentations. Wonderful
workshop! Thanks for attention to
details." -- Chief of Contracting, U.S. Air Force
"Having little experience with the legislative
process, this program provided a very thorough
overview of the process and
enlightened me as to how my program fits in the
big picture. Excellent program." -- Engineer, federal agency
"This ranks as one of the best [courses] I've
Program Manager, GCNSS AND-500, FAA
"Speakers were excellent—they provided a great mix of procedural information, history to understand how we got here, relevance to current political climate and future predictions. -Facts and expert opinion both well delivered." -- Policy analyst, NIH/NINDS (Election Capitol Hill Workshop)
"Highly recommend to others."
-- Division Manager, federal agency,
with 23-years experience working with Congress
and congressional staff
"Best course I've ever taken."
-- R&D Manager, federal agency
"I never imagined that a two-hour discussion of
the budget process would hold my interest, but
it did!" -- Social Insurance Specialist
"Excellent choice of presenters. Would
recommend this workshop to anybody interested in
learning how Washington really works."
-- Program Manager, FAA
"Very valuable experience, well balanced,
provides a very complete picture of Congress."
strongly encourage a wide variety of
colleagues to take this course. Most
segments were relevant to any federal employee
who is involved in policy making and
management." -- Program Manager,
Bureau of Human Resources, State Department
"I wish I had attended a program like this
"The program provided an insightful view into
the operations of the legislative branch.
Overall, my expectations for the program were
fully met." -- Lieutenant
Commander, U.S. Navy
"Brings realism to congressional environment.
All the components of this workshop were very
useful." -- Policy Analyst, DoD
"It will help in answering the many questions we
receive from staffers. Highly recommend
this course to fellow managers."
"Thank you for making this an enjoyable
experience. I enjoyed the opportunity to
learn how to better perform my job."
-- Congressional Liaison, Immigration
and Naturalization Service
"Strongly encourage people in the acquisition
field to attend this course."
-- Contracting Officer, Navy
"Understanding the process will help us stay on
top of changes to our appropriation." --
Budget Analyst, Office of Naval Research
"Best seminar ever." -- Systems
"The information presented provided a new
perspective on the business cycle within the
military and federal government."
comprehensive." -- Public
Affairs Specialist, Bonneville Power
"This seminar was
an eye-opener." -- Workshop
Attendee, United States Marine Corps
"All speakers very knowledgeable."
"I now have a better idea of how to tailor the
information I present for maximum
effectiveness." -- Operations
"Taught me how to communicate effectively with
House and Senate members."
-- Workshop Attendee, Navy Sea Systems
"I initially dreaded spending 4 days away from
the office in a seminar, but now I consider the
four days the best I have experienced all year.
I have learned so much - general and specific,
i.e., lot of great ideas and ways of working
with the Hill." -- Workshop Attendee,
Government Relations, Vanderbilt University
"Wonderful speakers and content."
-- Supervisory Financial Specialist, DFAS
"This seminar has helped me better understand
the complicated yet interwoven procedures within
the authorization and appropriations process. .
. this seminar will assist me in developing a
more persuasive argument defending my programs."
-- Workshop Attendee, Navy Recruiting Command
"Really a fine workshop." --
Congressional Liaison, NAVSEA
"...gave the big picture of federal budgeting
process and how DOD fits in."
-- Workshop Attendee, Navy Sea Systems,
"All speakers were spectacular, and providing their powerpoints is a huge plus!" -- Communications Director, National American Indian Housing Council
"Understanding the 'players' and the processes
used by Congress will help our staff improve
our responses to Congress on our programs."
"Very informative, helps my perspective on
how/why [our agency] gets treated the way we do
"Understanding the U.S. process will provide context for
our future discussions on common issues of interest. As
well, the perspectives on the Obama administration were
fascinating and valuable for our negotiation going
forward, as a member of the Canadian government." Senior Analyst, Canada Border Services Agency
(Election Capitol Hill Workshop)
"Outstanding course - one of the best I've
taken in 30+ yrs of federal service. I have
more than 30 yrs experience as a prog mgr for
DoD and the FAA yet I still learned a great deal
- the political information I got from this
course is invaluable for my job. I will be
able to work more effectively with congressional
-- Program Manager, FAA
"As a researcher /librarian, I can analyze
requests and search results with a greater
understanding of how things work on Capitol
Manager, federal agency library
most interesting training course I have ever
been to. Will enhance my ability to respond
to Congressional questions and guidance in the
Congressional report language that affects my
program." -- Attendee with 20-years experience working
with Congress and congressional staff
"The Workshop was
outstanding. This is one of the most
informative training sessions I have taken."
-- Attendee with 10-years experience
working with Congress and congressional staff
excellent insight to the current workings
of the Hill and of potential pitfalls to avoid.
Speakers were dynamic and well chosen."
"OUTSTANDING! Informative, well organized &
entertaining! Speakers were outstanding. Ideal
3-day seminar for all federal employees."
"A must-take course. Very impressed
with the professional knowledge and expertise
demonstrated by each speaker."
-- Attendee with 14-years experience
working with Congress and congressional staff
"Right on target.
I leave this program with encouragement to build
a stronger grassroots network." -- Manager, State and Political Affairs,
"A fellow colleague had taken this class and
suggested that I take it. I'm glad I did."
Staffer, Congressional Relations Office,
"The presenters were well chosen and provided a
wealth of knowledge and experience for
participants to draw upon. Each
presenter had concrete experiences to share."
"I found this Workshop very informative and
practical. I like the book [Congressional
Deskbook]. This was very worthwhile."
Environmental Protection Specialist, federal
"Excellent program - very informative w/entertaining,
knowledgeable speakers from different
backgrounds." -- Government Relations Analyst, TRW, Inc.
"All of the
speakers were fantastic - a great cross
section of officer/specialists whose
experience - both current & past -
answered my questions of the inner workings
of the Hill."
"Understanding the big picture helps me to
accomplish my portion of the 'little picture,'
i.e., my agency's mission."
"What an outstanding 3 days! A wonderful
use of my time. All aspects of this program were
useful." -- Director, Public Affairs,
Fortune 500 company
extraordinary elite group of speakers.
All were extremely dynamic speakers." --
Senior Administrator, Lawrence Livermore
Best course in my 18 years of government
service! More acute understanding of process
on Hill can only help my involvement in
preparing for oversight hearings"
-- Supervising Contract Officer,
"Excellent program! I would recommend
this class to my entire office." --
"Very informative and current. Outstanding
"Handouts ... are an excellent outline for
working with Hill staffers."
-- Fellow, NIH
"Overall the course was excellent. It's a
great, well-rounded introduction to Capitol Hill."
"I knew the big picture. This program
filled in specifics I need to be more effective
in my organization. I thought all of the
speakers were topical, appropriate and
interesting. Very well put together." -- Deputy Director, Congressional Liaison,
the best three-day seminar I've ever
attended! The speakers were
knowledgeable, interesting, and handled
questions very well. A very nice mix of
speakers." -- Government & Regional Relations Director,
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