Description: The Washington Seminar is designed to assist students in getting the most out of their DC experience, specifically focused on helping the student succeed in their Apprenticeship and DC classes and be poised to effectively launch their career in Washington. The class will include: • Workshops and events that will introduce the student to a variety of career development tools and training sessions to support their professional growth; • Group discussions and interactive activities designed to develop a stronger understanding of Washington DC organizations and their role in the public good; and • Mentoring/coaching of students in individual and group settings to help them work through issues or problems as they arise.
Learning Outcomes: 1. Students will learn a variety of tools for professional growth and will be given the opportunity to put them into practice during the current year. Sessions will focus on developing your personal strengths, managing up, giving/receiving feedback, mentoring, project management and other topics as identified by the students and facilitators throughout the year. Students should be able to understand what these concepts are about and practice them throughout the year through their apprenticeships and DC courses. 2. Through group conversations, students will develop an understanding of Washington DC organizations and their role in supporting the public good and the policy making process. Students will be required to talk about their Apprenticeship organizations and how it fits into the larger Washington community.