How America Governs: Essentials of U.S. Governance – For Foreign Diplomats, Embassy Staff, and Interested Citizens

A Capitol Learning Audio CourseTM For Interested Citizens and Foreign Diplomats and Embassy Staff Three Courses As a foreign diplomat or embassy staff member based in the United States (or as an interested citizen) you need a good understanding of the U.S. government to work effectively. This three-part series of courses introduces you to the … Read more

Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments, 1-day course in DC, Sept. 15, 2016

  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 … Read more

Understanding the Regulatory Process, a Five-Course Series on CD

A Capitol Learning Audio CourseTM This five-session course gives you a comprehensive look at the federal regulatory process. Five audio courses on CD covering the federal regulatory process.: Historical Overview of the Federal Regulatory Process Overview of the Rulemaking Process OMB’s Role in the Regulatory Process and Pertinent Executive Orders How to Read and Comment … Read more

Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing – 1-day course in DC, April 14, 2016

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 … Read more

Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials

  Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials Citizen Advocacy in State Legislatures and Congress – A Guide for Citizen Lobbyists and Grassroots Advocates By Bradford Fitch Practical guidance how to prepare for and meet with elected officials and staff, how to write effective letters and emails to elected officials, strategies for influencing legislators face-to-face, best … Read more

Working with Congress and Congressional Staff, a Four-Course Series on CD

A Capitol Learning Audio CourseTM This four course series gives public and governmental affairs professionals from agencies, associations, corporations, nonprofits, and congressional offices an overview and review of the major aspects of working with Congress and congressional staff. Also perfect for novices to who want an introduction to legislative affairs and government relations. Four audio … Read more

Congressional Directory 2016

  Congressional Directory 2016 114th Congress, 2nd Session The 2016 Congressional Directory is available for pre-order – ships late-March / April 2016. 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 2016 Congressional Directory is wire-spiral bound for flat-fold … Read more