White House Workshop

Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the New Administration

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White House Workshop


The new Administration has entered the White House intent on changing or abandoning a wide range of international commitments. To be successfully, it has become apparent that the Administration must operate in an arena of historic political polarization, both at home and abroad. Many campaign promises have already been modified and uncertainty remains about America’s international role at a level not seen since World War II.

Through of series of off-the-record briefings and group discussions, attendees will review current national security policy from conception to implementation. Speakers will focus on challenges the U.S. faces in specific parts of the world, including Europe, the Middle East, China, Africa, and Latin America.

This three-day seminar will feature a faculty of high-level, internationally-recognized experts who will discuss both the domestic and global implications of the new administration’s policies and their impact on executive leadership in the Department of Defense.

 

Seminar Topics


  • Presidential Leadership: Latest Lessons in Policy, Politics and Polarization
  • Reflections on the New Administration: Setting and Defining the Latest Foreign Policy Challenges
  • The Iran-Syria Challenges: An Update on the Region
  • The North Korean Threat—and the U.S. Policy Response
  • Presidential Leadership in Times of Crisis
  • China and East Asia: Open Discussion
  • Countries are Imaginary—Not Only to Their Residents
  • Putin’s Russia and U.S. National Interests?

*The above topics may change to address current events at the time of the seminar.

Leadership Competencies


After participating in the White House Workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the key decision makers who are involved in the policymaking and policy implementation processes and the institutional perspectives from which they offer advice and make judgments
  2. Think strategically and tactically about how to affect policymaking and policy implementation; how to anticipate reactions to that policy in the United States and abroad;  how to avoid unintended consequences that flow from poor policy judgments
  3. Improve cultural and historic awareness of the political, legal, and institutional environment in which domestic and foreign policy-making and policy implementation occur
  4. Enhance critical synthetic and analytical skills necessary to advise senior officials in the making and evaluation of public policy
  5. Be sensitized to the changing situational conditions that affect past, current, and future policy judgments

Moderator


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.

Fee


The fee for the workshop is $1,485 per person. The program will feature approximately 12-15 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


The target audience for these seminars are civilians (GS-13 and above) and military (O-5 and above). Others who have a special interest in the subject, need-to-know, or are in key positions may apply. Seminar space is limited to assure participants have 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 White House 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.

 

Felt like “Neo” in the Matrix—mass influx of expert information in a concise and rapid-fire format. Awesome!

J.P., Air Force • National and International Secuirty Leadership Seminar May 2015

Facilities, organization and speakers were superior. One of the best educational experiences I have had.

W.J., Air Force • National and International Secuirty Leadership Seminar March 2017

Very interesting group of speakers! Best seminar/program I’ve attended in 34 + years.

P.F., Air Force • Leadership in a Transformational Age Seminar July 2016

Exceptional breadth and depth of topics. Wonderful speakers and thought-provoking stories and perspectives. Really well done!! Thank You

D.D., Air Force • Enterprise Perspective Seminar October 2016

Format is terrific! Lots of speakers from across government enterprise and no power points. Plenty of time for engaging dialogue. I love to hear what experts and insiders have to say about out WDC enterprise.

J. Haywood, Wright Patterson Air Force Base