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New Member Training: Setting Up Constituent Communications and Engagement Systems

Organizer: Congressional Management Foundation

One of the most important roles for new Members of Congress is to build connect with their constituents. Yet engaging with more than 700,000 people in a House district and millions in a state is a daunting challenge requiring Members of Congress to be resourceful, strategic, and innovative. A huge part of the investment for office is their constituent communications (email/mail) systems - and many congressional offices think this is where they should heavily invest their resources.

However, recent research by the Congressional Management Foundation and a team of academics reveals that Members of Congress that think and plan more creatively about engagement with "The People" they represent can use the vast communications tools at their disposal to actually build trust in Congress! Join CMF and a distinguished panel of experts as we walk you through the various tools available and how best to use them - telephone town halls, online town halls, and social media.

And...oh yea, almost forgot: This session will also teach you how you should, and should not, answer constituent mail.

This webinar is designed for all those associated with setting up and running a freshman office in the House or Senate. It is open to all first-term congressional staff.

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Location: Webinar

New Member Training: Setting Up a Scheduling Operation

Organizer: Congressional Management Foundation

This webinar is designed for all those associated with setting up and running a freshman office in the House or Senate. Setting up a scheduling operation is one of, if not the most difficult tasks for a new Member of Congress and staff. The Congressional Management Foundation conducted a survey of congressional staff working for freshman in the 116th Congress, and asked what were the most difficult tasks in setting up the office. The #1 answer (and this isn't #1 in a good way) was "setting up a scheduling operation."

We encourage/strongly implore all freshman offices to send at least ONE representative to this session where you'll gain insights not presented in any other training or venue. Presenters include two seasoned congressional schedulers offering valuable guidance on how to avoid major mishaps.

Location: Webinar

New Member Training: Hiring an Effective and Diverse Staff

Organizer: Congressional Management Foundation

This webinar is designed for all those associated with setting up and running a freshman office in the House or Senate. The program will include congressional staff hiring guidance the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) has collected during its 43-years of service to the Congress, and will feature experts on the value and strategies of hiring a diverse staff.

Location: Webinar

New Member Training: Setting Up a Congressional Office

Organizer: Congressional Management Foundation

Welcome to the best rollercoaster ride of your life! You're about to be a part of one of the most amazing experiences in public service: the United States Congress. This webinar is designed for all those associated with setting up and running a freshman office in the House or Senate.

The webinar will include recent freshman office managers, offering their perspective on "I wish I knew then what I know now." This is a MUST attend for at least ONE representative from every first term Member office.

Location: Webinar

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