Changes In GAI Course Schedule

As you are well aware, Congress passed and the president signed a bill to reopen the federal government.  Because of the shutdown, GAI had to re-schedule almost all of our classes for the month of October.  We hope that those of you who were directly affected by the cancellations will be able to attend the re-scheduled sessions, and we will work with each of you to accommodate your individual needs.

To put it mildly, and irrespective of your political leanings, this was not Congress’s finest hour.  Yet this should in no way diminish the need for executive branch officials to better understand how Congress works, and how to more effectively work toward representing your department’s or agency’s programs and policies before Congress.  I look forward to seeing you in our classes.

– Ken Gold
GAI Director

Please note that we have rescheduled the following courses. Please e-mail Katina at to confirm attendance for the new dates:

Executive-Legislative Process (New date: October 28 – 29, 2013)
Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony (New date: November 14 – 15, 2013)
Advanced Legislative Process (New date: November 18 – 19, 2013)
Advanced Budget and Appropriations Process (New date: December 3 – 4, 2013)
Working and Communicating More Effectively with Congress (New date:  December 9 – 10, 2013)
The Navy Capitol Hill Workshop (Next date: February 24 – 27, 2014)
Seminar for Executives on Legislative Operations (Next date: April 7 – 9, 2014)

The Congressional Justifications Workshop (previously scheduled for October 15-16) has now been rescheduled for November 12-13, 2013. Please e-mail Katina at to finalize attendance for the new date.