Strategies for Working with Congress, 1/2-day course in DC

Strategies for Working with Congress

Effective Communication and Advocacy on Capitol Hill

I Can Be Persuaded, by Martha Soukup
I Can Be Persuaded, by Martha Soukup

Build important relationships with key players on Capitol Hill. Congressional staff aren’t just your way through a member’s door; they are the door. How do you get results from these vital, behind-the-scenes individuals?

This course helps you:

  • Understand the dos and don’ts for developing relations with congressional offices
  • Learn the differences between personal and committee staff
  • Schedule, prepare for and effectively conduct congressional meetings
  • Understand common mistakes that will alienate both staff and members

Students learn from a former Member of Congress and find out what tools help persuade staff to your side.

When: February 22, 2013, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: In Washington, DC. Details and maps on course web page.

Approved for CEUs from George Mason University
Approved for 0.4 CEUs from George Mason University.

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This course and any combination of its topics can be tailored for custom on-site presentation at your location and is available via the GSA Schedule.

For more than 40 years, TheCapitol.Net and its predecessor, Congressional Quarterly Executive Conferences, have been teaching professionals from government, military, business, and NGOs about the dynamics and operations of the legislative and executive branches and how to work with them.

Our custom on-site and online training, publications, and audio courses 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.

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