Government 101 – The Washington Policy Making Process

It is easy for busy business executives to ignore the impact of the U.S. government on their company: Washington can seem far away, it distracts from urgent business issues, and it is very difficult to understand how the federal government actually works! What are the differences between the Commerce Department and the House and Senate Commerce committees? How does a bill become a law? What is the process for government agencies to write rules and regulations? How do outside groups influence policies in Washington?

This “Government 101” session is designed to explain and simplify key aspects of the Washington policy-making process that are important to business executives. Two veteran Washington business consultants will share insights gained over decades in the nation’s capital. The session will help you understand the key players in Washington, from the Trump administration to the Congress to key federal departments and independent agencies, and explain how the complex federal government policy process actually operates.

Professional Development Day Special Session
Location: 142 C Date: May 9, 2018 Time: 10:30 am - 11:45 am Reginald M. Turner Douglas J. Bergner Ian C. Graig