Congressional Operations Briefing: Capitol Hill Workshop – How Congress Works, in Washington, DC, September 13-15, 2017

Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop

Intensive 3-day Congressional Operations Briefing and Seminar

Senate Armed Services Committee, Nov. 10, 2011, by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill
Senate Armed Services Committee, Nov. 10, 2011, by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill

Congressional decision-making is driven by politics, policy and process. This engaging workshop and seminar on legislative operations provides the full Capitol Hill experience as our Washington-based experts focus on these 3 P’s. They discuss the policy-making process and the legislative agenda, help you understand the congressional budget process, and demystify the culture of the U.S. Congress.

You will gain a solid understanding of:

  • Congressional operations
  • The legislative process
  • How public and foreign policy become law
  • Congressional politics and leadership
  • Congressional budgeting today
  • The role of OMB in the legislative process
  • Effective communication with Congress
  • How the media covers the Hill
  • How Congress affects every federal agency
  • Current campaign and election trends
  • How members of Congress advance their legislative, public policy and political agendas
  • How personal and committee staff work
  • How you can build win/win relationships with congressional staff

Attend a congressional hearing and see the process in action.

When: September 13-15, 2017, 8:30 am – 4 pm all three days.

Where: Location in Washington, DC with links to maps on Briefing web page (usually at The Hall of the States on Capitol Hill).

Approved for CEUs from George Mason University
Approved for 1.7 CEUs from George Mason University.

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This Briefing 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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