About the course
Acquire behind-the-scenes knowledge of Capitol Hill and the legislative process. Engage with current and former members of Congress, congressional staff members, media correspondents, lobbyists, and other key decision makers. Walk the corridors of the Capitol. Observe floor action in both houses of Congress. Attend congressional committee hearings. And gain in-depth understanding of how Congress really works.
“It was interesting to learn the nuts and bolts of how Congress really works from a diverse group of insiders. The course deepened my understanding of the U.S. government.” – Class participant
OPM Competency: Political Savvy
MSL Credit Hours: 1
Brookings scholars, policymakers, foreign diplomats, and corporate professionals are the types of speakers who will share their insights within this course.
- Understand the processes and pressures that drive Congress
- Gain an awareness of current policy issues and how they affect you
- Develop the ability to work more effectively with the legislative branch
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.