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Welcome and Introductions
The Dynamics of Congress
Today's Legislative Process
Politics and Leadership in the Current Congress
Public Policy and Foreign Policy Making in Congress and in Washington
Congressional Hearing Information and Instructions
for Day Two
Attend Congressional Hearings|
Discussion: Congressional Hearings and Testimony
Communicating Effectively with Congress
Defense and Security Issues in the Current Congress|
Congressional Relations from a DoD Perspective
The Role of the Executive Branch in the Legislative Process
A Former Member's Perspective on Politics and Policy
Tour and Viewing of Floor Action in House and Senate
Congressional Budgeting Today
Campaign and Election Trends and Their Impact
How the Media Covers the Big Beats: The White House, Capitol Hill, and Pentagon
The Work of Personal and Committee Staff
Lunches and breaks scheduled as appropriate
All custom training is tailored for each organization and audience. Topics from this program can be combined with topics from our other programs and with topics from your existing training programs.
|Sample Agendas||Sample agendas of different versions of this program tailored for previous custom clients are available:|
|Audience Level||The Capitol Hill Workshop gives a broad overview of how Capitol Hill works and how policy is made. All will gain valuable insight and perspective, regardless of Hill experience.|
|Audience Size||This program is most effective for between 25 and 35 attendees.|
|Previous Clients||Variations of this program have been presented for various organizations, including numerous federal agencies and military departments.|
|Course Materials||Workshop materials include copies of the Training Editions of Congressional Procedure and Persuading Congress, and the then-available Congressional Directory for each attendee.|
|Length and Location||Requires 3 to 5 days. This program is best held in Washington, DC. This program can be presented online.|
|Fee||The fee for this program depends on the location, number of attendees, length, and training materials. Call us for details, or complete our custom program information request for more information.|
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Custom Training, On-Site and Online
All custom training from TheCapitol.Net is tailored for each organization and audience. Topics from this program can be combined with topics from our other programs and with topics from your existing training programs.
Rave Reviews"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."
"Best seminar ever."
-- Systems Analyst, DFAS
"I initially dreaded spending four days away from the office
in a seminar but now consider the four days the best I
have experienced all year. I learned so much --
general and specific. Got great ideas and ways of
working with the Hill."
-- Assistant Director of Congressional Relations, Vanderbilt University
"Excellent choice of presenters. Would
recommend this workshop to anybody interested in learning
how Washington really works."
-- Program Manager, FAA
"What an outstanding 3 days! A wonderful use of my
time. All aspects of this program were useful."
-- Director, Public Affairs, Fortune 500 company
"Taught me how to communicate effectively with House and
-- Workshop Attendee, Navy Sea Systems
"What an extraordinary group of speakers. All were
extremely dynamic speakers."
-- Senior Administrator, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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A team of more than 12 independent subject matter experts, each with at least 10 years' experience in observing or working with or in Congress, teach this intensive 3-day seminar.
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