Why are hearings called? How do I prepare if I have been called to testify in front of a congressional committee? Are the questions asked by the committee members really intended to produce new information? What should I do when I know I am going into a hostile hearing? How do I find out what is going to happen at a hearing before it happens?
One of the major legislative resources available to members of Congress is the ability to call congressional hearings. Knowing why and how hearings are called, preparing properly and testifying with professionalism are important for the reputation of any organization engaged on the Hill. In this seminar, we walk through the hows and whys of congressional hearings and provide practical, time- tested strategies for preparing for and surviving a congressional hearing.