Founder, Working With Congress
Grace Cummings is the Founder of “Working with Congress,” a company that designs and conducts seminars to help people understand and effectively participate in the legislative and policy process in Washington, DC.
Since 1995, Cummings has pursued her passion for teaching as an adjunct faculty member at OPM’s Federal Executive Institute. There she teaches an intensive three-day seminar entitled “Working with Congress” and has facilitated numerous seminars devoted to understanding “How Washington Really Works.” During this period, she also has taught at the Eastern and Western Management Development Centers, the Graduate School, the Treasury Executive Institute, the Canada School of Public Service and with a wide variety of federal agencies and departments.
Prior to establishing “Working with Congress” in 2005, Cummings served as the Executive Director of The Faith & Politics Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides Members of Congress and congressional staff opportunities for reflection and dialogue focused on the intersection of their faith and their role in public service.
Interacting with Congress
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 12:45 pm
The plenary session will provide an overview of Congress, its organization and processes, to give attendees a framework to build and maintain support for your programs and an understanding of Congress on par with Congressional Member and staff expectations.
Interacting with Congress – Part I
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 1:55 pm
The first of two one-hour breakout sessions structured as interactive exercises to help attendees prepare for various Congressional interactions, including communicating effectively, recognizing the 3 P’s, and utilizing available tools to research different scenarios.
Interacting with Congress – Part II
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 3:55 pm
The second of two one-hour breakout sessions structured as interactive exercises to help attendees prepare for various congressional interactions, including communicating effectively, recognizing the 3 P’s, and utilizing available tools to research different scenarios.