This Executive Briefing is designed to provide leaders and executives from
a single organization with a solid understanding of Congress and executive branch agencies and strategies
that work to further legislative goals.
Because this program is tailored for the attendees, sessions can include attending a congressional hearing
if Congress is in session, discussion of presenting congressional testimony,
and congressional budgeting.
This is a Sample
Agenda: The first session defines the dynamics of policymaking and what drives today’s legislative process: politics, policy, and procedure.
We discuss why knowing the procedure is integral to influencing congressional action action and highlight points in the process where it is critical to act. During the second session,
we review how a bill becomes a law and the work of committees. The next session focuses on tools and techniques for effective advocacy,
providing practical tips on how to make the most out of meetings with Members of Congress and Hill staff and how to follow up after meetings.
The second day can concentrate on the work of federal agencies and the rule making process,
reviewing the rule making process and offering insight on how to advance your
organization's role in the process.
Briefing materials include the then-available Congressional Directory, the Training Edition of Persuading Congress, and the Training Edition of the award-winning Congressional Deskbook.
This briefing is designed for
executives and leaders who must rapidly get up to speed on the
current Congress and legislative and regulatory environment in
The program fee for this sponsored
Briefing includes program development, faculty,
materials, and classroom space in the DC area for up to 7 attendees
(the program fee also includes AV, breaks and lunch).
* We will contact you after we receive your registration to finalize details.
The Capitol Hill Executive Briefing or our Congressional
Operations Briefing - Capitol Hill Workshop and any combination of its topics can be tailored for custom on-site trainingfor your organization. We have tailored this course for attorneys, program analysts, budget analysts, military officers, scientists, SES, engineers, policy staff, and others. We have a special defense focused custom workshop available. For more information about how this seminar in legislative operations can help your staff, please contact our client liaison. Not enough people for a sponsored or custom course? See these Capital Learning Audio CoursesTM
course can be presented at your location in Washington,
DC, or at a location in Washington, DC, that we provide.
For a map
with a brief list of hotels near the Capitol, click here. When
we arrange space, we use these Washington, DC, locations.
Executive Briefing materials include the Training Edition of the Congressional Deskbook, the Training Edition of the Persuading Congress, and the then-available Congressional Directory.
Certificate of Training and CEUs
If desired, a Certificate of Training is available for this course.
can be approved for CEUs from George Mason University
Advanced Legislative Procedure
Advanced Federal Budget Process
Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony
Drafting Effective Federal Legislation and Amendments
The New Congress
All statements and discussion at all of our
Briefings, courses, workshops and seminars, public and custom, are off the record and not for attribution, unless specified otherwise. The resulting confidentiality ensures a frank and free exchange of views.
FAQs about our
sponsored courses including suggested attire.
Program Fee and Registration
for up to 7 attendees *
The program fee includes program development, faculty,
materials, and classroom space in the DC area for up to 7 attendees
(the program fee also includes AV, breaks and lunch). We will contact you after we receive your registration to finalize details.
Registration and payment at least 3 weeks before the course is
required so the program can be customized for your specific needs.
For more information see
Sponsored Courses. * = There is a discount if you provide
classroom space in the DC area, AV, breaks and lunch. This course can
be also presented outside the DC area.
Contact us for details.
Fax or Mail: Print out and complete the registration form (in Adobe pdf). The completed form should include your method of payment. Fax the completed form to us at 202-688-2424. Mail the completed form to us at TheCapitol.Net, Inc., PO Box 25706, Alexandria, VA 22313-5706
Available as custom, on-site training?
Yes. This Executive Briefing
can be tailored for on-site agency and military training. Please call 202-678-1600 for information.
Briefing can be tailored as a
1-day, 2-day, 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day Briefing completely covering all congressional operations.
This Sponsored Course Requires 1.5 Days
Day 1: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Day 2: 9:00 am - 12 noon
Briefing includes extensive interaction with our substantive experts.
of our public Congressional Operations Briefing - Capitol Hill Workshop
"One of the best courses I've taken under govt sponsorship." -- Program Director, FAA
"This course has unveiled a lot of 'mystery' for me regarding how Congress works. Fantastic experts who provided relevant, timely, and concise information." -- Workshop Attendee, Naval Sea Systems Command
"All speakers were spectacular, and providing their powerpoints is a huge plus!" -- Communications Director, National American Indian Housing Council
"Provides excellent insight into legislative workings of Congress which will only improve our abilities to work with Congress. Great & insightful presentations. Wonderful workshop! Thanks for attention to details." -- Chief of Contracting, U.S. Air Force
"Excellent choice of presenters. Would recommend this workshop to anybody interested in learning how Washington really works." -- Program Manager, FAA
"What an outstanding 3 days! A wonderful use of my time. All aspects of this program were useful." -- Director, Public Affairs, Fortune 500 company
"Taught me how to communicate effectively with House and Senate members." -- Workshop Attendee, Navy Sea Systems
"Excellent course. Every Federal Manager should take it." -- Deputy Director, Office of Competitive Sourcing Acquisition, FAA
"What an extraordinary group of speakers. All were extremely dynamic." -- Senior Administrator, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
"I was able to get 'real-world' insight into the actual operations of congress. It was awesome." -- Group Manager, Government Agency
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