DNI James Clapper testifies before congress with other IC Leaders.

Congressional Operations Briefing: Capitol Hill Workshop – How Congress Works, in Washington, DC, September 18-20, 2019

Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Intensive 3-day Congressional Operations Briefing and Seminar       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 … Read more

Testifying Before Congress

  Testifying Before Congress A Practical Guide to Preparing and Delivering Testimony before Congress and Congressional Hearings for Agencies, Associations, Corporations, Military, NGOs, and State and Local Officials By William N. LaForge The practical guide to assist witnesses and their organizations prepare and deliver Congressional testimony. For use by anyone or any organization called to … Read more

Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing – 1-day course in DC, April 30, 2019

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 3-course Word Workshop. The second and third courses, “Writing to Persuade,” and “Editing“, are available only as sponsored courses or as custom, on-site training programs.     Do … Read more

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:

For more than 35 years, TheCapitol.Net and its predecessor, Congressional Quarterly Executive Conferences, have been training professionals from government, military, business, and NGOs on the dynamics and operations of the legislative and executive branches and how to work with them.

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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 … 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

Congressional Directory 2019

  Congressional Directory 2019 116th 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 2019 Congressional Directory is wire-spiral bound for flat-fold reference and durability.   2019 Congressional Directory Member photos in full color Wire-spiral binding … Read more

Persuading Congress

  Persuading Congress A Practical Guide to Parlaying an Understanding of Congressional Folkways and Dynamics into Successful Advocacy on Capitol Hill By Joseph Gibson Persuading Congress is a practical book, packed with wisdom and experience. For less than the cost of a cab ride to the airport, you can learn how to stop wasting your … Read more

Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing – 1-day course in DC, April 30, 2019

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 3-course Word Workshop. The second and third courses, “Writing to Persuade,” and “Editing“, are available only as sponsored courses or as custom, on-site training programs.   Credit: Miss … Read more

Drafting The Declaration of Independence, 1776, by Allyn Cox in The Great Experiment Hall, from the Architect of the Capitol

Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments, 1-day course in DC, Sept. 26, 2019

  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 … Read more