Clerk Workshops

We offer an annual two-hour training session for congressional clerks to strengthen their ability to provide administrative support for oversight investigations. 


We offer a bipartisan, bicameral, two-hour workshop for committee and subcommittee clerks who provide administrative support for oversight investigations and hearings. The annual session, usually in January, is open to Democratic, Republican, and nonpartisan administrative personnel from U.S. House and Senate committees and subcommittees.

Interested in attending a clerk workshop?

Workshops are held yearly in January or February – to be added to the invitation list, please email

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Meet our bipartisan roster of clerk workshop instructors

Meet our clerk training instructors

Clerk Oversight Workshop Materials

Materials used at the clerk workshops differ over time. The following information is a representative example.

Additional Clerk Workshop Information

Clerk Oversight Workshop No. 1

  • Jan. 18, 2019
  • Instructors: Elise Bean, Michael Baker, Sharon Davis, Mary Robertson, with introduction by Jen Barblan
  • Workshop participants:  40
  • Location: House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing room, 2123 Rayburn

Clerk Oversight Workshop No. 2

  • Jan. 10, 2020
  • Instructors: Elise Bean, Laura Kilbride, Laura Rush
  • Workshop participants:  17
  • Location: Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee hearing room, 342 Dirksen

Clerk Oversight Workshop No. 3

  • Feb. 5, 2021
  • Instructors:  Elise Bean, Laura Kilbride, Kiley Bidelman
  • Workshop participants:  13
  • Online using Zoom platform

Clerk Oversight Workshop No. 4

  • Jan. 21, 2022
  • Instructors:  Elise Bean, Laura Kilbride, Amy Stratton
  • Workshop participants: 17
  • Online using Zoom platform