Mini Calendar



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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June 28-29, 2017


Congressional Justifications Workshop

(2 days) In the current era of tight discretionary budgets across the federal government for nearly all departments and agencies, it is crucial that agency personnel understand how congressional funding decisions are made affecting their programs. The unique component of the course is a workshop that features individualized instruction in which participants receive intensive, hands-on

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July 6 - 7, 2017


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


Congressional Operations Seminar

This core course provides a comprehensive look at congressional processes and organization, and at how Congress affects the daily operations of every department and agency in the executive branch. The Congressional Operations Seminar, which we have been conducting for more than 40 years, is the first course most participants take with GAI. Like most Government Affairs

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September 25-28, 2017 ***WAIT LIST ONLY***


Congress and Intelligence Policy

Through much of our country’s history, Congress was largely deferential to the executive branch in the conduct of intelligence policy, and hesitant to conduct meaningful oversight of intelligence operations. That all changed in the 1970s with the Church Committee hearings in the Senate and the Pike Committee hearings in the House, and the establishment of

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September 27, 2017 (first class meeting)


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


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


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


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June 2017
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Congressional Operations Seminar

Congressional Operations Seminar
June 6, 2017

Congressional Operations Seminar

Congressional Operations Seminar
June 7, 2017

Congressional Operations Seminar

Congressional Operations Seminar
June 8, 2017

Congressional Operations Seminar

Congressional Operations Seminar
June 9, 2017 June 10, 2017
June 11, 2017 June 12, 2017

Congressional Briefing for USDA Forest Service

Congressional Briefing for USDA Forest Service
June 13, 2017

Congressional Briefing for USDA Forest Service

Congressional Briefing for USDA Forest Service
June 14, 2017

Congressional Briefing for USDA Forest Service

Congressional Briefing for USDA Forest Service

Working and Communicating More Effectively with Congress

Working and Communicating More Effectively with Congress
June 15, 2017

Congressional Briefing for USDA Forest Service

Congressional Briefing for USDA Forest Service

Working and Communicating More Effectively with Congress

Working and Communicating More Effectively with Congress
June 16, 2017 June 17, 2017
June 18, 2017 June 19, 2017

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows
June 20, 2017

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows
June 21, 2017

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows
June 22, 2017

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows
June 23, 2017

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows
June 24, 2017
June 25, 2017 June 26, 2017

Advanced Budget and Appropriations Process

Advanced Budget and Appropriations Process
June 27, 2017

Advanced Budget and Appropriations Process

Advanced Budget and Appropriations Process
June 28, 2017

Advanced Legislative Process

Advanced Legislative Process
June 29, 2017

Advanced Legislative Process

Advanced Legislative Process
June 30, 2017 July 1, 2017