Legislative Advocacy Communication and Media Training and Publications

Author: Thecapitol Net
Publisher: The Capitol Net Inc
ISBN: 9781587331688
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

"A seminar from TheCapitol.Net is one of the best ways to learn from the experts about how Washington really works." -- Steven V. Roberts, Syndicated columnist, TV and radio analyst, college professor Legislative, Advocacy, Communication, and Media Training and Publications, by TheCapitol.Net. For more than 30 years, TheCapitol.Net and its predecessor, Congressional Quarterly Executive Conferences, have been training professionals from government, military, business, and NGOs on the dynamics and operations of the legislative and executive branches and how to work with them. Our training and publications include congressional operations, legislative and budget process, communication and advocacy, media and public relations, testifying before Congress, research skills, legislative drafting, critical thinking and writing, and more. Our publications and courses, written and taught by current Washington insiders who are all independent subject matter experts, show how Washington works.TM Our products and services can be found on our web site at www.TheCapitol.Net. TheCapitol.Net is on the GSA Schedule, 874-4, for custom on-site training. GSA Contract GS02F0192X. TheCapitol.Net is a non-partisan firm. Table of Contents About Us Congressional Briefing Conference: Capitol Hill Workshop Capitol Hill Executive Briefing Advocacy and Communication Congressional Operations: How Congress Works Federal Budgeting Hill Workshops and Special Programs Legislative Drafting Workshop Media Training National Security and Intelligence Professional Development Workshops Research Workshops The Executive Branch Working with Congress and Congressional Staff Writing Workshops Certificate Programs Custom, On-Site Training Capitol Learning Audio Courses Publications Select Clients Faculty and Authors Policies Capability Statement Congress By the Numbers CongressByTheNumbers.com Leadership of Congress CongressLeaders.com Congressional Schedule CongressSchedules.com Congress Seating Charts CongressSeating.com Terms and Sessions of Congress TermsofCongress.com Senate Classes: Terms of Service SenateClasses.com Congressional Glossary CongressionalGlossary.com You have 2 cows YouHave2Cows.com For more, see TCNDC.com

The Energy Economy

Author: David J. Robinson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137469274
Release Date: 2015-08-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Prolonged economic downturn is forcing policy makers and professors to examine how to improve economic development. State and regional governments are therefore moving from public sector-led strategies to private sector-led strategies to enact substantial business-friendly policy reforms. This view of growing economic development sparks interest among public policy, public administration, urban planning, and other academic programs to teach about how America goes about implementing economic development strategies at the state and local level. The Energy Economy is a public policy and current affairs focused economics book targeted toward a public policy and current affairs audience. It offers practical and topical discussions about the most important economic issue of current times: energy.

Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers

Author: Keith Evans
Publisher: The Capitol Net Inc
ISBN: 9781587331855
Release Date: 2010-03
Genre: Law

"Reading this book would profit any advocate of any experience level. Judicious application of the advice contained in the book will make anyone a better advocate."-- Bob Dekle, Legal Skills Professor, University of Florida, and retired assistant state attorney.

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Author: Center for Professional Responsibility (American Bar Association)
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 160442107X
Release Date: 2009-02-16
Genre: Law

The 2008 Edition of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct is an up-to-date resource for information on lawyer ethics. The Rules, with some variations, have been adopted in 48 jurisdictions. Federal, state, and local courts in all jurisdictions, even those that have not formally adopted the Rules, look to the Rules for guidance in resolving lawyer malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, disqualification issues, sanctions questions, and much more.

Communicating Risks and Benefits

Author: Baruch Fischhoff
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 0160901790
Release Date: 2012-03-08
Genre: Health & Fitness

Effective risk communication is essential to the well-being of any organization and those people who depend on it. Ineffective communication can cost lives, money and reputations. Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User’s Guide provides the scientific foundations for effective communications. The book authoritatively summarizes the relevant research, draws out its implications for communication design, and provides practical ways to evaluate and improve communications for any decision involving risks and benefits. Topics include the communication of quantitative information and warnings, the roles of emotion and the news media, the effects of age and literacy, and tests of how well communications meet the organization’s goals. The guide will help users in any organization, with any budget, to make the science of their communications as sound as the science that they are communicating.

The Tools of Argument

Author: Joel P Trachtman
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1481246380
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Law

Joel Trachtman's book presents in plain and lucid terms the powerful tools of argument that have been honed through the ages in the discipline of law. If you are a law student or new lawyer, a business professional or a government official, this book will boost your analytical thinking, your foundational legal knowledge, and your confidence as you win arguments for your clients, your organizations or yourself.

The Golden Rules of Advocacy

Author: Keith Evans
Publisher: Blackstone Press
ISBN: 1854312596
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Examination of witnesses

Based upon the text of a seminar devised by the author which has been widely acclaimed as a breakthrough in the teaching and learning of advocacy. It is based on the personal experience of the author and has been described as invaluable as a review for the experienced advocate.;Keith Evans is a member of the English and California Bars and a former head of London Chambers.

Citizen s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials

Author: Bradford Fitch
Publisher: The Capitol Net Inc
ISBN: 1587331810
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Lobbying

One part research studies, one part interviews and focus groups, and one part experience, this text provides practical guidance on preparing for and meeting with elected officials and staff, writing effective letters and e-mails to elected officials, and strategies for influencing legislators face to face.

Essential Questions

Author: Jay McTighe
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416615705
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Education

What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.

Nonviolent Communication A Language of Life 3rd Edition

Author: Marshall Rosenberg
Publisher: PuddleDancer Press
ISBN: 9781892005540
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Self-Help

The latest edition of the communication guide that has sold more than 1,000,000 copies An enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassionate connections with family, friends, and other acquaintances, this international bestseller uses stories, examples, and sample dialogues to provide solutions to communication problems both at home and in the workplace. Guidance is provided on identifying and articulating feelings and needs, expressing anger fully, and exploring the power of empathy in order to speak honestly without creating hostility, break patterns of thinking that lead to anger and depression, and communicate compassionately. Included in the new edition is a chapter on conflict resolution and mediation.

Congressional Deskbook The Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Congress Sixth Edition

Author: Judy Schneider
Publisher: The Capitol Net Inc
ISBN: 9781587332395
Release Date: 2012-05
Genre: Political Science

This comprehensive guide to Congress is ideal for anyone who wants to know how Congress really works, including federal executives, attorneys, lobbyists, media and public affairs staff, government affairs, policy and budget analysts, congressional office staff and students. - Clear explanation of the legislative process, budget process, and House and Senate business - Flowcharts for legislative and budget processes - Explanation of the electoral college and votes by states - Glossary of legislative terms - Relationship between budget resolutions and appropriation and authorization bills - Amendment tree and amendment procedures - How members are assigned to committees - Agenda for early organization meetings (after election, before adjournment) - Sample legislative documents with explanatory annotations - Bibliographic references throughout.

How to Care for Aging Parents

Author: Virginia Morris
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761134268
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Family & Relationships

Thoroughly updated and expanded, a compassionate, single-volume reference to the many emotional, legal, financial, medical, and logistical issues associated with caring for aging parents covers such areas as nursing homes, finances, finding a good doctor, legal arrangements, redefining parental relationships, and handling emotional challenges. Original.