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AAAS | Office of Government Relations

The CapitolNet
Offering courses in:

  • Congressional Operations
  • Federal Budgeting
  • Working with Congress & Congressional Staff
  • Media Training
  • The Executive Branch
  • Communication and Advocacy

Congressional Research Service
Training for congressional staff in legislative and budget procedures

Edward Tufte providing "Presenting Data and Information" course

The Evaluators’ Institute at Claremont Graduate University
Focused on training in evaluation for beginning, mid-career, and advanced evaluation professionals.

FAES Graduate School at NIH
Offering classes near NIH campuses in Bethesda/Rockville, on topics including technology transfer and biotech business development. A certificate in technology transfer is available.

Foreign Service Institute
Offers courses about language, leadership, area studies and international negotiations to State Department employees.

Georgetown Government Affairs Institute Courses & Programs
Providing education and training about congressional processes, organization, and practices, and about selected legislative policy issues.

Johns Hopkins Summer Institutes at the School of Public Health
Offers week-long summer courses including Health Policy & Management, Leadership and Strategic Health Communication.

NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education
Courses for postdocs, clinical fellow and graduate students to improve leadership and management skills.

Project Management Institute

  • Building Teams, Commitment and Culture for Virtual Teams
  • Effective Project Communications and Control for Virtual Teams
  • Essential Skills for Managing Projects
  • Human Factors and Team Dynamics for Project Managers
  • Managing Multiple Projects

American Evaluation Association

Graduate School USA

  • Acquisition
  • Financial Management
  • Informational Technology
  • Leadership & Management
  • Management Analysis
  • Program & Project Management

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DC Area Training: Languages, Legislation, Policy…

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  • Bennis, Warren G. The Seven Ages of the Leader. Harvard Business Review. January 2004:46-53.

  • Bolles, Richard Nelson. What Color is Your Parachute? Ten Speed Press, 2000.

  • Bolman, Lee G. and Terrence E. Deal. The Wizard and the Warrior: Leading with Passion and Power. Jossey-Bass, 2006.

  • Brecht, Bertolt (Bentley, Eric, ed.). Galileo. Grove Weidenfeld, 1991.

  • Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas. What Science Tells Us About Leadership Potential. Harvard Business Review, 2016.

  • Collins, Jim. Good to Great. Harper Collins, 2001.

  • Feynman, Richard. "What do You Care What Other People Think?" – Further Adventures of a Curious Character. Bantam Doubleday, 1992.

  • Gardner, Howard. Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other People's Minds. Harvard Business School Press, 2006.

  • Heifetz, Ronald. Leadership Without Easy Answers. Belknap Press, 1998.

  • Heldman, Kim. Project Management JumpStart. Sybex, 3rd Ed., 2011.

  • Holgate, Sharon Ann. Enhance Your Career With Leadership Skills. Science, 2012.

  • Kernan, Alvin. In Plato's Cave. Yale University Press, 1999.

  • Klaus, Peggy. Brag – The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It. Time Warner Publishing, 2003.

  • Klein, Gary. Executive Intent: How to Communicate Your Intuitions, from Intuition at Work. Currency, 2002.

  • Koestenbaum, Peter. Leadership: The Inner Side of Greatness – A Philosophy for Leaders. Jossey-Bass, 2002.

  • LaBarre, Polly. Do You Have the Will to Lead? Fast Company, March 2002:222.

  • LaBarre, Polly. The most important thing a captain can do is to see the ship from the eyes of the crew. Fast Company, April 1999:115-126.

  • Roberts, Paul. The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered. Fast Company, April 1999:149-162.

  • Schwartz, Roger M. The Skilled Facilitator: Practical Wisdom for Developing Effective Groups. Jossey-Bass, 1994.

  • Stone, Douglas, Patton, Bruce, and Heen, Sheila. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. Penguin Books, 1999.

  • Ury, William. Getting Past No: Negotiating Your Way from Confrontation to Cooperation. Bantam Books, 1991, 1993.

  • Winston, Stephanie. The Organized Executive. Warner Books, 2001.

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