Professional Certificate in Cultural-Political Analytics
Friday, October 11–Sunday, October 13, 2019
Conservative Partnership Institute
300 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003
Registration Now Closed
A unique intensive workshop in both the theoretical and practical application of classical Western artistic and political thought to contemporary public policy issues, this program is designed for both college students and beginning/mid-career professionals seeking careers and advancement in the fields of government and academe.
From Homer to the present, Western philosophers, thinkers, writers, artists, and intellectuals have been confronting the great public policy issues of their time, both directly as statesmen and indirectly as thought-leaders. With a cultural heritage that stretches back three millennia, we would be foolish to ignore the lessons of the past as we move forward into the future.
To go to war or sue for peace? How has the definition of a casus belli changed from Helen of Troy to 9/11? Once familial relationships shaped the course of empires: are today's networks of elite university graduates their functional equivalent?
In a rapidly changing world, what lessons can we learn from the Peace of Westphalia, which replaced the Holy Roman Empire with sovereign nation-states, or from post Napoleonic: Europe, which bequeathed us the modern world? The past has much to teach us—and warn us about—if only we will listen.
Merely learning the lessons of the past, however, is not enough in today's media environment. It's equally important to be able to present well-grounded ideas as effectively as possible. Whether you're running for office or hoping to advance in a bureaucratic or corporate structure, it's vital that you are not only able to articulate your positions, both in speaking and in writing, but to embody and inhabit them.
Learn from the Best:
- Real life hands-on training
- Only course of its kind that will give you an advantage in your career, enhance your knowledge, and help you implement new skills in your work environment.
- BONUS access to a closed Facebook Group to network with peers, staffers and industry professionals
- Taught by author and scholar Michael Walsh, who will advise on content and argumentation, and political consultant Julianne Shinto, who will work with each registrant one-on-one in effective communication techniques.
Taught by author and scholar Michael Walsh, who will advise on content and argumentation, and political consultant Julianne Shinto, who will work with each registrant one-on-one in effective communication techniques. The weekend will include:
Why the Lessons of the Past are the Solutions of the Future/Mastering the art of the Micro-gesture.
||The principal texts, as applied to political issues of our time/Framing and Managing the Message.|
||Workshop in which each attendee makes a three-minute presentation on any of the themes discussed, tailored to their own jobs—something designed to get them noticed, promoted, or elected.|