This course is needed in the agency for all levels of employees who are part of the PRA process. They need to know about PRA even if their role is peripheral/support.
Must tell you that all my staff has now gone through your training (except for me) and that it has been invaluable. What I particularly like is that we can now hold our own in conversations with our attorneys! Thank you!
Perhaps the most rewarding training experience I have had at SSA - absolutely relevant to my work. The instructors were clearly interested in the subject matter and were highly accomplished and enthusiastic. Awesome experience!
Outstanding effort and dedication by all instructors to acquaint the students with the process and parts of rulemaking in a systematic manner. I liked the performance-based exercises to drive the info home. Especially liked the ability to reference the pages in our books while topics were being presented. Well done!
This course makes rulemaking "human" and less intimidating for all levels of experience. Thanks.
Wish I had this 5 years ago!
The course was informative in that it shed some much-needed light on the topic/requirements of PRA. It was like pulling back the curtain on the Wizard of Oz.
One of the best courses I have attended.
This was money well spent and I have gained greater confidence in performing my job.
The Regulatory Group does an excellent job in explaining the information in practical terms and in a useful manner, particularly in answering follow-on questions and addressing issues/concerns raised during the course.
Have available more often. I think this course should be mandatory.
All instructors covered sections thoroughly and were enthusiastic and interesting.
Since entering the rulemaking area, I have gotten bits and pieces of information from co-workers. This course brought it all together and I have a better understanding.
I like the case study method as a means of putting theoretical and real-life situations together. A very effective technique.
This course should be attended by all government managers! Perfect length. Very knowledgeable instructors!
Excellent course. Provided a lot of good, clear, valuable information about a subject that can be "dry" and complex. Instructors from The Regulatory Group were excellent. I enjoyed the course. Course was well organized.
Provides an excellent real-world education in regulatory process. I learned as much in 2 days as 1 semester of Administrative Law in law school. I would recommend this course to others with no changes.
Your regulatory course was one of the most valuable training programs I've ever taken. Thanks!
Lots of info packed into small amount of time - and done very well. Excellent, casual learning environment.
I found this course to be highly relevant and beneficial as preparation for my duties. I would recommend this course for anyone contemplating a position in regulatory drafting and process.
I certainly learned additional skills that will help in my current job. The course material was presented in an easy to understand format. The exercises helped to reinforce the presented material.
I highly recommend the course. The instructors were very knowledgeable.
The Regulatory Group's courses helped me improve my writing and prepare for internal and external auditors who are expecting regulation-driven policy and procedures.
If your membership works in a regulated environment, these classes are essential to ensuring you can represent their interests more effectively and efficiently.
Two of the three members of this law firm work directly with regulatory agencies every day—submitting comments to proposed rules or drafting policy or defending enforcement actions. The Regulatory Group's courses provide invaluable information on the laws and processes directly impacting the majority of citizens (whether they realize it or not).
The materials provided are a great resource that I will be able to use long after this course. This was one of the best courses I have attended since becoming a Regulatory Specialist.
Andrew related the information to real life situations so well. He had amusing stories & scenarios that will really help me remember the topics. He also explained terms & concepts in regular terms to cut down on confusion. This will help when creating regulations & keeping it as simple as possible for our audience.
The instructor was enthusiastic and his anecdotes clarified the material in a way that made it digestible for us non-lawyers.
Engaging and well paced course. What I liked most about the course was the instructor's broad knowledge of the topics and how they overlap with other regulatory topics.
Instructor was very thorough and well versed in all areas taught. The information was presented in a logical and informative manner.
I highly recommend taking the Regulatory Drafting and Process 2-day course. Andrew Emery is a very knowledgeable instructor who presents a large volume of dry information in a very engaging manner. This course would be a valuable tool for anyone involved either directly or indirectly in writing, reviewing or interpreting regulations.