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Custom, On-Site Training from TheCapitol.Net

Custom, On-Site Training from TheCapitol.Net

Custom, On-Site Training from TheCapitol.Net All of our programs and any combination of their topics can be tailored for on-site training for your organization. Our training and publications include congressional operations, legislative and budget process, communication and advocacy, media and public relations, testifying before Congress, research skills, legislative drafting, critical thinking and writing, and more: […]

Media Relations Handbook

Media Relations Handbook

  Media Relations Handbook For Government, Associations, Nonprofits, and Elected Officials By Bradford Fitch The Media Relations Handbook, 2e is required reading for Capitol Hill press secretaries, federal agency public affairs officers, political campaign spin doctors, public affairs officers (PAOs), public information officers (PIOs), nonprofit PR professionals, lobbyists or anyone involved in garnering media coverage. […]

Common Sense Rules of Advocacy

Common Sense Rules of Advocacy

  Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers A Practical Guide for Anyone Who Wants To Be a Better Advocate By Keith Evans Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers provides tips and rules that will help anyone – lawyer or lobbyist, account executive or negotiator, parent or teacher – improve their advocacy skills in […]

Lobbying and Advocacy Series – Three Courses on CD

Lobbying and Advocacy Series – Three Courses on CD

A Capitol Learning Audio CourseTM This three-session course gives you an overview of lobbying and advocacy on Capitol Hill. Course 1: Position Drivers: Forces That Shape Legislation and Forces You Must Know Course 2: Ten Steps of Legislative Action Planning Course 3: How to Set Up a Legislative Affairs Office SPECIAL OFFER – Buy all […]

Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook

Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook

  Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook A Practical Guide By Tobias A. Dorsey The Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook offers practical advice and insight for those engaged in legislative drafting, those more interested in policy than drafting itself, or those interested in reading and interpreting the law.   The Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook: A Practical Guide is a masterful work. […]

Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony and Oral Presentations, Five-Courses on CD

Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony and Oral Presentations, Five-Courses on CD

A Capitol Learning Audio CourseTM This five-session course gives you a comprehensive look at preparing and delivering oral presentations and testimony before Congress. Five audio courses on CD covering oral presentations and Congressional testimony: Tips, Tactics & Techniques for Writing Congressional Testimony Effectively Using Persuasion in Your Oral Presentations Preparing for Congressional Oversight and Investigation […]

Congressional Directory 2017

Congressional Directory 2017

  Congressional Directory 2017 115th Congress, 1st Session This comprehensive directory lists members of the US Senate and House of Representatives, complete with color photos and a fold-out map of Capitol Hill. The 2017 Congressional Directory is wire-spiral bound for flat-fold reference and durability.   The 2017 Congressional Directory is available for pre-order – will […]

Congress, the Legislative Process, and the Fundamentals of Lawmaking – A Nine-Course Series on CD

Congress, the Legislative Process, and the Fundamentals of Lawmaking – A Nine-Course Series on CD

A Capitol Learning Audio CourseTM This nine-session course gives you a comprehensive look at the organization and practices of the U.S. Congress. Learn about the procedures of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate from the introduction and referral of legislation to reconciling differences between House-passed and Senate-passed legislation. Course 1: Introduction and […]

Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments, 1-day course in DC, Sept. 21, 2017

Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments, 1-day course in DC, Sept. 21, 2017

  Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments A “how to” program for anyone who drafts federal legislation. This course helps anyone draft, revise, and review bills and amendments, with lessons especially useful to those who review legislation, prepare reports, or draft legislation and other formal legislative documents. In this course our expert faculty explain the role […]

Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing – 1-day course in DC, September 20, 2017

Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing – 1-day course in DC, September 20, 2017

Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing How to Compose Clear and Effective Reports, Letters, Email, and Memos This is the first course in our 2-course Word Workshop. The second course, “Writing to Persuade,” is available as a custom, on-site training program. Do you need to improve your writing skills? This intensive one-day […]