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Keeping It Local

A Guide for Managing Congressional District & State Offices


kil_persp“All politics is local.”

Nowhere is this lesson heeded more diligently than in the district and state offices of Members of Congress. Whether a Member has one or multiple district/state offices, each functions as an integral part of the overall organization. Coordinating the widely varied activities of several offices — often hundreds of miles apart — is a tough management challenge, but a critical one to conquer.

That’s where Keeping It Local comes in. Now in its third edition, this results-driven manual provides guidance specifically designed to help offices create an equal partnership between the district/state and DC offices and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of district/state operations.

Keeping It Local:

  • Helps District and State Directors, as well as Chiefs of Staff, manage an organization spread out in multiple locations while maintaining communication networks and good teamwork.
  • Includes step-by-step instructions on how to establish, manage and implement a coordinated agenda and the benefits for doing so.
  • Offers guidance on how to strategically approach and manage outreach, scheduling, events, casework and projects.

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Details

Copyright 2010, Congressional Management Foundation
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: Congressional Management Foundation; 3rd edition (March 8, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-1-930473-13-3
Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.25 inches


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