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Legislative Operations Training Webinar for Congressional Staff

The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) and the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University (GAI) are pleased to announce that registration is open for our joint two-day training on Legislative Operations for Congressional Staff. CMF and GAI have combined more than 70 years of experience explaining how Congress really works to the public, Executive Branch employees,

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Day 1-October 9/ Day 2-October 16, 2020 ***Online Instruction***


Advanced Legislative Process

This course is designed to assist participants in identifying, analyzing, and following 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 will help participants

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October 26 - 27, 2020***Online Instruction***


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 9- 10, 2020 ***Online Instruction***


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, and responding to congressional correspondence, as well as on the specific skills needed to be most effective in this environment.

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November 12 -13, 2020 WAIT LIST ONLY***Online Instruction***


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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November 16 -19, 2020***Online Instruction***


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 18, 2020 (first class meeting) ***WAIT LIST ONLY*** Online Instruction


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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December 7 -10, 2020 ***Online Instruction***


The New Congress

The New Congress is a one-day course offered on Capitol Hill following the biennial congressional elections. This course is not intended to be an instant analysis of election results, but rather an examination of the implications of election outcomes with regard to congressional organization and leadership, the legislative agenda, and prospects for key legislative-executive branch

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January 27, 2021


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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February 8 - 12, 2021


Interest Groups and Advocacy

Most Members of Congress would agree that “if lobbyists didn’t exist, we’d have to invent them.” It seems that every major association, corporation, labor union, and public interest group has representation on Capitol Hill. While lobbying is a constitutionally protected right and has existed since the beginning of the republic, it is unlikely that the Founders envisioned

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February 10, 2021


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September 2020
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August 30, 2020 August 31, 2020 September 1, 2020 September 2, 2020 September 3, 2020 September 4, 2020 September 5, 2020
September 6, 2020 September 7, 2020 September 8, 2020 September 9, 2020 September 10, 2020 September 11, 2020 September 12, 2020
September 13, 2020 September 14, 2020

Congressional Operations Seminar

Congressional Operations Seminar
September 15, 2020

Congressional Operations Seminar

Congressional Operations Seminar
September 16, 2020

Congressional Operations Seminar

Congressional Operations Seminar

Committees and Parties in Congress

Committees and Parties in Congress
September 17, 2020

Congressional Operations Seminar

Congressional Operations Seminar
September 18, 2020 September 19, 2020
September 20, 2020 September 21, 2020

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows
September 22, 2020

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows
September 23, 2020

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows
September 24, 2020

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows
September 25, 2020

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows
September 26, 2020
September 27, 2020 September 28, 2020 September 29, 2020 September 30, 2020

Congress and Intelligence Policy

Congress and Intelligence Policy
October 1, 2020 October 2, 2020 October 3, 2020