Congressional Operations Workshop

Congressional Operations Workshop (contract)

Congressional Operations Workshop (contract)

Program Schedule: 

2 Days


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.


1.2 CEU

Course ID: 




Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive overview of congressional operations, culture and the legislative process. Participants come away with a deeper understanding of Congress as an institution, the committee system, communication with members and staff, business on the Senate and House floors, resolving differences, the budget process and key resources.

  • 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
  • Provide helpful resources for tracking congressional activity

Benefits to participants:

  • Better informed about congressional operations as a whole.
  • Learn about congressional rules in both the House and Senate.
  • Have a better understanding of the role lobbyists, trade associations, and the media play in influencing Congress.
  • Learn about the participation of the Executive Branch and Office of Management and Budget in the legislative process.

Benefits to organizations:

  • Have employees who better understand how Congress works.
  • Learn how to prepare for delivering congressional testimony.
  • Gain access to training with proven success for 30 years.

Is this Course for You?

This course is ideal for executives who want a better understanding of the complex workings of Congress, and the roles the various agencies and influencers of congressional actions play.
In order to receive a certificate of completion for Congressional Operations Workshop, learners must attend all days of instruction and complete program requirements.

Next Steps

This is a contract only course at this time. Please reach out to us using the information provided below.

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  • To learn more about the Center for Leadership and Management, to request a visit from us, or to order assessments or other services, please contact us at 202.314.3580 or email
  • This is a contract only course. Please contact us directly.