Students Taking Note

Workshops, Classes, and Webinars for Government Agencies, Universities,

and Non-Governmental Organizations

Our courses deliver up-to-date knowledge about

how Washington Works

and introduces students to the analytical skills needed

for policy positions in government, non-governmental organizations, business, and industry.


Competition for public policy positions in government is tough.  For people interested in these positions, they need the skill base that encourages those hiring for these positions to take a second look at their resume.  For those already in policy positions, they may have reached their training and education in their core field, but have had no formal education that provides them with the practical perspective and skills they need today.  Yet a formal class at an academic institution provides may focus more on theory than practicality and require more time than students have available.


Our approach has been created specifically to cater to those needs. We couple a series of insightful and practical webinars, workshops, and classes with individual mentoring and coaching. All Science & Technology Policy Academy graduates receive a digital badge for each class and an Achievement badge is awarded for those who complete the series.  These digital badges can easily be placed on a LinkedIn profile, personal webpage, and resume/CV.


Classes, workshops, and webinars are taught by Dr. Deborah D. Stine, a highly experienced teacher, consultant, and mentor, who has conducted program evaluation and public policy analysis for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; the Congressional Research Service; the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Carnegie Mellon University.  Many of those she has taught and mentored have gone on to successful careers in the White House, Congress, federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, business, and industry. 


The table below provides an overview of the classes offered. Click on the links to the right to learn more about each class.  In addition, we offer specialized workshops, webinars, and courses in:

  • written and oral communication skills for public policy activities ( see video for example)

  • unconscious bias and public policy

  • emerging technology and public policy opportunities and challenges.

To set up an exploratory call to have a class, webinar, or workshop at your institution, email Dr. Deborah Stine at  

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