New Year: New Administration

Optimizing access and impact on Washington's changing political landscape
Beyond Capitol Hill, Nelson Garcia, Nancy Bocskor, and Joseph Grieboski know the ins and outs of working with a new Administration. With years of experience and three individual perspectives, this trio provides you with the tools and skills to be successful in the days ahead.
Politics 101
Guiding you through the current political environment and helping you gain the tools to succeed in it
Diplomatic Training
Ensuring you have the skills to master the art of diplomacy and become a more effective diplomat
Advocacy & Engagement
Advising you on how to be a successful advocate by engaging with the right firms and individuals
Effective Communication
Crafting a solid plan with a strategic message to better communicate with those on Capitol Hill and in the Administration
Helping you understand the hierarchy of staff in a Congressional office, how bills are passed, and the importance of committee and non-committee members


Nelson Garcia

Senior Adviser

Since 2009, Nelson Garcia has served as the founder and current President of the Washington Intergovernmental Professional Group, LLC, an organization which maintains a contact list of more than 8,000 senior professionals from the private sector, diplomatic community, as well as staff members from the U.S. House, Senate and Federal Agencies in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Nancy Bocskor

Global Civil Society and Democracy Promotion

Nancy Bocskor is an internationally distinguished expert in applied democracy. Nancy has coached countless emerging leaders from students, activists and non-profit organizations to foreign and domestic public officials in all 50 states and in 25 countries.

Joseph K. Grieboski

President and CEO 

Joseph K. Grieboski is a social entrepreneur whose innovative ideas have revolutionized thinking across a number of fields. With more than 20 years of experience in the advocacy industry, Joseph is set to release his highly anticipated book “The Art of Political Persuasion: Lobbying Strategies in the 21st Century.”


With the election of new members in the House of Representatives and Senate, interacting with the freshman class of this Congress is vital to your mission and a measurement of success.

Attendance is highly recommended for:

Diplomatic Corps
Congressional Liaisons
Public Affairs Officers


The Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

Thursday, March 16 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Tour of the Ronald Reagan Building at 4:00pm
Reception at 5:00pm