Enterprise Perspective Seminar

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Enterprise Perspective Seminar

America’s national security is more than the military and its attendant support system. In a world defined by big-power rivalries, transnational challenges, and increasing regional disputes, U.S. security concerns today are broader and more multi-dimensional than at any time in the nation’s history.

Congress, the Obama Administration and the courts face a number of complex political and military challenges critical to the mission of the Department of Defense. This four-day Enterprise Perspective Seminar will bring together a faculty of internationally recognized experts who, in an “off-the-record” setting, will discuss the domestic and global implications of administration policies and Congressional initiatives that will have major impacts on leadership in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence community.

Sample Seminar Topics

  •  Presidential Leadership in Times of Crisis
  • The Presidency and Congress: Lessons in Policy, Politics and Polarization
  • Border Security and the Politics of Immigration
  • Acquisition and the New Fiscal Realities
  • American Exceptionalism: Opinions At Home and Abroad
  • The Geo-politics of Energy
  • The Supreme Court: Ideological Divides Regulatory Regimes, and the Executive-Legislative Struggle
  • The New Media and Their Impact on Decision-making
  • Power, Money, and Partisanship: An Historical Perspective on How Washington Really Works
  • Conflicting Visions of the Role of Government and the Implications for U.S. Economic and National Security Interests
  • Providing for the Common Defense: Inside the Senate Armed Services Committee
  • The Long-Term Implications of Global Demographic Trends
  • Washington’s Blind Spots: Why Politicians Often Misread the World


Program Moderators

The program moderator will be of international stature and have extensive professional experience in the policy issues covered in this three-day seminar. The moderator will facilitate, when necessary, dialogue between the speakers and participants, as well as lead the group discussions and Q&A sessions.



The fee for the four-day workshop is $2,475 per person (a discount is available for groups of three or more). The program will feature approximately 18-20 separate presentations. Also included are daily continental breakfasts and working luncheons. The workshop will be held in a private meeting room at the Capitol Hill Club. An on-site staff person will assist participants as needed and coordinate daily activities.


Registration Information

The target audience for these workshops are civilians (GS-15 and above) and military (O-6 and above). Others who have a special interest in the subject, need-to-know, or are in key positions may apply. Workshop space is limited to assure participants ample time for open discussion with presenters. Upon registration, attendees will receive confirmation via email within five days. Cancellations will be accepted in writing up to two weeks prior to each program. After that time, substitutions will be accepted. The Agency will be billed if registration is cancelled after the deadline.

If you have any questions or need further information, please call Iris Fernandez or Patricia Patton at 703-684-8807.


Additional Information

The Capitol Hill Workshops will be held in private meeting rooms at the Capitol Hill Club, located at 300 First Street SE, in Washington, DC. The Club is directly across the street from the Capitol South Metro Station (Blue and Orange Lines). Business attire for participants is required.

Reporting information concerning registration time and meeting room assignment will be sent to all participants approximately two weeks prior to the start of each program. The meeting room will open at 7:45 am and seminars will be conducted from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

These programs are informal and strictly “off-the-record.” No video, power point or audio-visual aids are utilized in seminar presentations.


Absolutely enjoyed the program's overall structure. The moderator did a great job of weaving the different topics

D. Merker, Air Force

Really Outstanding, will highly recommend to others. Highly professional, thoughtful and experienced classmates greatly added to my positive experience in this class.

W. Smith, Pentagon

Speakers bring a refreshing perspective on government/politics and social economics (U.S and foreign). Great Insight to happenings on the Hill, Pentagon and White House.

J. Falbo, Navy

Truly outstanding insight/superior historical background and great stories born throughout scars of experience; I attended National War College and they are known for great speakers/first-hand experience - yours were better. Huge thanks; extremely well done!

M. Weaver, Wright Patterson Airforce Base

Excellent course, provided me some valuable insight into important issues. I leave here better equipped as a leader.

H. Hutchison, Air Force