Mini Calendar



Congressional Update

The Congressional Update is a one-day course offered on Capitol Hill between sessions of a two-year Congress. It 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 in the Second Session. Specific topics may include: An assessment of

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January 15, 2020


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 3 - 7, 2020


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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February 10 - 11, 2020


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 12, 2020 ***WAIT LIST ONLY***


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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February 13 - 14, 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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February 24 - 27, 2020


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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February 3 - 6, 2020 ***WAIT LIST ONLY***


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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March 11 -12, 2020


Committees and Parties in Congress

Woodrow Wilson once noted that Congress in committees is Congress at work. However, the parties and their leaders play a key agenda-setting role, one of increasing importance in recent years. This course examines the role of congressional parties and committees, the inherent tension between the two, and their development over time. Specific topics may include: The

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March 11, 2020 (first class meeting) ***WAIT LIST ONLY***


Advanced Legislative Process

(2 Days) 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

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March 16 - 17, 2020


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September 2019
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September 8, 2019 September 9, 2019

Congressional Operations Seminar

Congressional Operations Seminar
September 10, 2019

Congressional Operations Seminar

Congressional Operations Seminar
September 11, 2019

Congressional Operations Seminar

Congressional Operations Seminar

Committees and Parties in Congress

Committees and Parties in Congress
September 12, 2019

Congressional Operations Seminar

Congressional Operations Seminar
September 13, 2019 September 14, 2019
September 15, 2019 September 16, 2019 September 17, 2019 September 18, 2019 September 19, 2019 September 20, 2019 September 21, 2019
September 22, 2019 September 23, 2019

Air Force Capitol Hill Workshop

Air Force Capitol Hill Workshop

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows
September 24, 2019

Air Force Capitol Hill Workshop

Air Force Capitol Hill Workshop

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows
September 25, 2019

Air Force Capitol Hill Workshop

Air Force Capitol Hill Workshop

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

Congress and Intelligence Policy

Congress and Intelligence Policy
September 26, 2019

Air Force Capitol Hill Workshop

Air Force Capitol Hill Workshop

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows
September 27, 2019

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows

Congressional Briefing for Presidential Management Fellows
September 28, 2019
September 29, 2019 September 30, 2019 October 1, 2019 October 2, 2019 October 3, 2019 October 4, 2019 October 5, 2019