Congressional Briefing Conference: Capitol Hill Workshop – How Congress Works, in Washington, DC

Congressional Briefing Conference: Capitol Hill Workshop

Intensive 3-day Congressional Operations Briefing and Seminar

Judiciary Committee hearing on e-fairness, from Rep. Mike Pence

Judiciary Committee hearing on e-fairness, from Rep. Mike Pence

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 and 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.

June 13-15, 2012, 8:30 am – 4 pm all three days.

Where: Location in Washington, DC will be announced on web site before course.

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

Certificate Programs from TheCapitol.Net
This is a required course for the Certificate in Congressional Operations and for the Certificate in Communication and Advocacy.

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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.

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