WCSA 2019 Leadership Conference 

Saturday, July 20

8:45am - 4:30pm

Capitol Visitor Center

HVC 215

Conference Agenda

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome Remarks

Speed Mentoring

Panel Discussion: "Overcoming Adversity"

2019 Panelists - additional speakers coming soon!

Reema Dodin, Floor Director to the Assistant Democratic Leader

Shannon Hines, Staff Director, Senate Committee on Appropriations (Majority)

Keynote: Details coming soon!

Networking Lunch

Breakout One: Branding Your Boss

This panel discussion features experts from the social media space as well as seasoned Capitol Hill communications staff to educate attendees on how to develop a brand for your boss.

2019 Panelists:

Katelyn Bradley Woodward, Facebook and Instagram

Sofia Gross, Snap Inc.

Christine ("Christie") Stephenson, House Democratic Caucus

Ruben Verastigui, Republican Senate Conference

Breakout Two: How to Be an Effective Legislative Staffer

Learn from expert policy staffers on best practices for how to best advance your boss' policy priorities.

Kim Corbin, Senior Adviser on Health Policy, House Rules Committee (majority)

Emily Leviner, Legislative Director, Senator Deb Fischer

Laura Thrift, Legislative Director, Congressman Earl Blumenauer

Brett Quick, Vice President of Government and Industry Relations at Financial Services Forum

Breakout Three: Scheduling Best Practices

Join from the experts all about how to create and maintain a smooth and efficient schedule for your office.

Workshop: Negotiating Like a Boss

Learn from negotiation expert

Networking Happy Hour to Follow!

Where: Union Pub side room, 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE

When: 4:45pm - 7:00pm


Registration costs $25 and includes breakfast and lunch catered by Panera. Plenty of Starbucks coffee will be provided throughout the day!

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