Mini Calendar



Advanced Budget and Appropriations Process

(2 Days) 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

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March 18 - 19, 2020


Air Force Capitol Hill Workshop

The purpose of the Air Force 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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March 30 - April 2, 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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April 29, 2020 (first class meeting)


Congress and Homeland Security

This four-day course is conducted entirely on Capitol Hill.  It is designed for personnel from the Department of Homeland Security, as well as individuals from any other department, agency or organization with an interest in Congress and homeland security issues.  The purpose of the course is to increase the participants’ understanding of Congress’s role in

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TBD Spring 2020


Congressional Briefing for the Forest Service

(4 days) The purpose of this course 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, academic

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March 2 - 5, 2020


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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May 13, 2020 (first class meeting) ***WAIT LIST ONLY***


Congressional Briefing for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

(4 days) The purpose of this course 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, academic

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TBD Spring 2020


Congress and the Intelligence Community

(4 days) The purpose of Congress and the Intelligence Community 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, academic observers,

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May 16 - 19, 2016


Understanding Congress: Primer for the Intelligence Community

This 4-day class is conducted entirely on Capitol Hill. It is designed for personnel from the various component organizations of the Intelligence Community, as well as individuals from any other national security or military department, agency or organization who have a need or  interest in understanding Congress’s organization and internal processes and the institution’s role in overseeing intelligence

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May 18 - 21, 2020


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 8 - 9, 2020


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November 2019
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October 27, 2019 October 28, 2019

Advanced Legislative Process

Advanced Legislative Process

Navy Capitol Hill Workshop

Navy Capitol Hill Workshop
October 29, 2019

Advanced Legislative Process

Advanced Legislative Process

Navy Capitol Hill Workshop

Navy Capitol Hill Workshop
October 30, 2019

Navy Capitol Hill Workshop

Navy Capitol Hill Workshop

Advanced Budget and Appropriations Process

Advanced Budget and Appropriations Process
October 31, 2019

Navy Capitol Hill Workshop

Navy Capitol Hill Workshop

Advanced Budget and Appropriations Process

Advanced Budget and Appropriations Process
November 1, 2019 November 2, 2019
November 3, 2019 November 4, 2019

Executive-Legislative Branch Relations

Executive-Legislative Branch Relations
November 5, 2019

Executive-Legislative Branch Relations

Executive-Legislative Branch Relations
November 6, 2019

Working and Communicating More Effectively with Congress

Working and Communicating More Effectively with Congress

Congress and National Security Policy

Congress and National Security Policy
November 7, 2019

Working and Communicating More Effectively with Congress

Working and Communicating More Effectively with Congress
November 8, 2019 November 9, 2019
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