As government employees and citizens, it is critical to be current on the Trump administration and its policies that will affect your agencies and programs. It is also very important for you to know about the legislative and budget processes on Capitol Hill that affect your agencies, given the austere fiscal climate. Knowledge of these processes will provide participants with the tools to effectively implement federal policy in the field.

          The Portland downtown area provides attendees with a central location to enable participants to attend this two-day session without exhausting per diem allowances. 

          Knowledge is power in the policy process arena. Effective information exchange between participants and Members of Congress and their staffs is vital for meaningful policy and budget implementation by executive branch agencies.* Federal civil servants and informed citizens are the programmatic experts for a government agency’s programs. 

​The seminar will include sessions on: 

  • ​Power centers on Capitol Hill
  • ​The congressional committee hearing process
  • The executive formulation of a budget request
  • The congressional budget process
  • How to work with congressional staff: "Get to Know Them Before you Need Them."
  • Panels of congressional staff from the Portland, OR area

The tuition for this two-day class is $490. The fee includes materials on Congress, morning and afternoon snacks and all instructions. Participants may register here with a government credit card or SF-182

    *This seminar will address the competencies of Political Savvy and Partnering as outlined in the OPM competencies

A Government Operations Seminar
on the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress

December 5-6, 2017
Embassy Suites - 319 SW Pine Street Portland, OR 97207-2726