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Course overview

Receive a comprehensive review of Congress, its culture and the legislative process. With your new knowledge, gain a deeper respect for and understanding of Congress and the impact it has on organizations at a variety of levels.

If your organization needs this training at your location, please call (202) 314-3593 or email cindy.morgan-jaffe@graduateschool.edu

Who should attend?

Supervisors, managers and executives in the federal government who need to both influence congressional decisions and understand the impact that those decisions have on their organizations.

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the leadership and organization of Congress, as well as the political forces that shape legislation
  • Understand how congressional committees and floor procedures affect how a bill becomes a law
  • Discuss the roles of personnel and committee staff
  • Explain how the media, special interests and money influence policy formation

Course outline

Congressional Overview

Congressional Staff and Office Operations

Executive Branch Participation in the Legislative Process

Congress & The Budget Process

Congressional Rules - House vs. Senate

Trade Associations and Congress

Grass Roots Lobbying

Congress and the Media

Discussion with a former Congressman

*Capitol Hill Day- Tour Led by former Congressman

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