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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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July 20 - 23, 2020 ***Online Instruction***

Congressional Update

This class is intended to explain and analyze the major events that have occurred in the First Session of a Congress, and examine what is likely to occur as Congress finalizes work in the Second Session and prepares for elections in November. Specific topics may include: An assessment of the significant legislative accomplishments of the

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August 5, 2020 ***Online Instruction***

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 21 -25, 2020 ***Online Instruction***

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 30, 2020 ***WAIT LIST ONLY***

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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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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October 21 - 22, 2020

Congressional Power and Presidential Authority

From the beginning of the republic to the present day presidents and congressional leaders have contended over which branch really is in charge. Relations between the branches are frequently tense, and no period of American history has been without its conflicts between the branches. This course examines the nature of the relationship from its constitutional

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October 21, 2020 (first class meeting)

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

Advanced Budget and Appropriations Process

The formulation and enactment of the annual federal budget is a highly complex process that has evolved over time and 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

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October 28 - 29, 2020

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

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