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Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

This course presents an overview of congressional operations and provides Presidential Management Fellows with a better understanding of how the legislative branch functions-essential knowledge for any federal official who aspires to a leadership position in his or her agency. During the five days, participants will be provided with a comprehensive look at how Congress is

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September 25-29, 2017


Air Force Capitol Hill Workshop

The purpose of the Air Force Capitol Hill Workshop is to provide a first-hand understanding not only of congressional process and procedure, but also the “culture” that is the United States Congress. Over the four days, participants will hear from – and be afforded the opportunity to ask questions of – Members of Congress, congressional staff,

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October 2-5, 2017


Advanced Budget and Appropriations Process

(2 Days) The formulation and enactment of the annual federal budget is a highly complex process that involves thousands of individuals in both the executive and legislative branches. Both the House and the Senate must vote on the annual Budget Resolution, as well as on the annual appropriations measures. But the process begins when an

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October 10 - 11, 2017


Advanced Legislative Process

(2 Days) This course is designed to assist participants in identifying, analyzing, and tracking legislation at the various stages in the legislative process. It provides an in-depth, detailed understanding of legislative procedure and strategy for individuals who already have a good working knowledge of the basics of Congress and the legislative process. This two-day course

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October 12 -13, 2017


Working and Communicating More Effectively with Congress

(2 days) This course is designed to provide federal officials with a comprehensive understanding of how to work more effectively with congressional staff. The 2-day workshop focuses on the various components of communicating with staff, educating staff, as well as responding to congressional correspondence, as well as on the specific skills needed to be most

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October 17 - 18, 2017


The Evolution of the Contemporary Congress

This course traces and examines the evolution of Congress from its constitutional foundation through the present day. The analysis focuses on how the institutions of Congress have changed in response to changing political, societal, and economic circumstances. Special attention is given to the major reform movements that Congress has undergone, as well as those areas

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October 18, 2017


Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony

(2 days) Federal officials must, on occasion, provide testimony before congressional committees. In order to be most effective in representing agency programs, testimony needs to be prepared and delivered with a clear understanding of the complexities of the congressional hearing process. This workshop is intended to provide a comprehensive understanding of congressional hearings, and to

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October 19 - 20, 2017 ***WAIT LIST ONLY***


Navy Capitol Hill Workshop

The purpose of the Navy Capitol Hill Workshop is to provide a first-hand understanding not only of congressional process and procedure, but also the “culture” that is the United States Congress. Over the four days, participants will hear from – and be afforded the opportunity to ask questions of – Members of Congress, congressional staff,

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October 23-26, 2017


Congress and National Security Policy

The Constitution provides that responsibility for foreign and defense policy be divided between the executive and legislative branches, and there has been a “struggle” in this area between the president and Congress for the more than two hundred years of our history. Over the last 75 years a series of expansionist executives and passive Congresses

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November 1, 2017 (first class meeting)


Executive – Legislative Branch Relations

(2 days) Executive – Legislative Branch Relations is designed for anyone who has a need for an in-depth understanding of the myriad forms of interaction between the executive and legislative branches. The course covers the theoretical foundations of the relationship between the branches and focuses specifically on the executive branch role in the lawmaking process,

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November 6 - 7, 2017


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