Representative Democracy understands that a diverse and inclusive Congressional workplace brings multifaceted perspectives to policymaking that better meets the needs and experiences of all Americans. Our collaborative approach and curriculum-based leadership training are pathways of opportunity for Americans seeking employment and career advancement in Congress and the public sector. As our country looks to dismantle systems of inequality, we stand ready as a leadership development and DEI practitioner, a thought partner to Congress, and a champion for diversity in public service.
WE ARE INCLUSIVE
WE ARE COLLABORATIVE
WE ARE RESEARCH DRIVEN
WE WORK TOWARDS CO-CREATING A CONGRESS THAT REFLECTS THE DIVERSITY OF OUR COUNTRY.
“Breadth of opinion and perspective make for the most engaging and thoughtful dialogue. By bringing together individuals with diverse opinions and perspectives, the foundation is laid for the constructive tension that characterizes rigorous Socratic exploration. Through the Emerging Governance Leaders seminars, the Socrates Program furthers its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, by convening congressional staffers and future government leaders from traditionally underrepresented groups, different sides of the political spectrum and both branches of congress around the seminar table to learn and grow together.”
— Socrates Program, Aspen Institute