National Policy Process Seminar in Washington, D. C.
This personal and up-close approach to learning about the policy process leaves students with a detailed understanding of the way work is accomplished in Washington, DC and gives them insights on how this affects their work back in the Northwest. The one week courses offers:
- "Live" case study on policy issues important to the region
- Direct and personal interaction with participants in policy process
- Detailed understanding of the forces at work in national policies
- Ability to take these lessons and reflect on issues back in the region
This program allows each member of the program to personally meet and discuss policy issues with the expert guest speakers while in Washington, DC. The class travels to meet with these speakers on location and in the midst of the work of the national policy process. The week centers around a policy case study and uses this to introduce models of how national policy is created. Key to the success of the program is the support speakers in Washington, D.C., without whom this program would not exist. Their continued support is greatly appreciated.
Which version of the course is right for me?
The seminar uses live case studies to demonstrate the intricacies of national policy-making. Each instructor uses a different set of cases.
Energy and Water Resources Focus:
This is primarily a noncredit professional development seminar. The lead instructor is Jeff Hammarlund, with support from Dr. Craig Shinn and others. Participants are drawn from regional federal, tribal and state agencies, and range in their expertise in policy issues from project managers to senior executives in agencies. The program has enjoyed the continued support of agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland General Electric, public utilities, and the treaty tribes of the Columbia River Basin. Learn more >
Forestry and Land Use Focus:
In addition, the program also strives to meet the needs of students in the Public Administration program at Portland State University. The course number is PA539, and is offered every fall for 3 graduate credits. Professionals interested in forestry and land use issues are also welcome to take this course as noncredit professional development. Participating agencies have included the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, as well as the Columbia River Basin treaty tribes. The instructor is Craig Shinn. Learn more >
Christine Hanolsy, Natural Resources Program Coordinator
Center for Public Service
PO Box 751 PA-ELI
Portland, OR 97207-0751
(503) 725-5114 tel
(503) 725-5111 fax