Patricia D. Woods, Ph.D., president and founder of the Woods Institute of Washington, DC, has forty years of experience at the federal, state and local level of US Government. She has taught courses on federal government operations and the budget for over thirty years.
Woods Institute provides webinars, seminars, and courses for businesses and organizations that need to understand the legislative operations in the U.S. Congress. Topics include Government Operations, the National Budget, and relevant periods in American Political History.
Clients of Woods Institute have included the; Bureau of Land Management; National Park Service; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; U.S. Forest Service; Bureau of Indian Affairs; Department of State; Naval Air Systems Command; National Association of Counties; Georgetown University; Trinity University of Washington, DC; the University of Virginia; Virginia Tech; Aerospatiale-Matras; the Center for Strategic and International Studies and numerous foreign embassies of which the Netherlands, Norway, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates
A summary of our Courses for 2023 can be found here, featuring the results of the mid-term elections, the composition of the 118th Congress, and its impact on your agency.
The Dynamics of Congress contains basic information on how the process of lawmaking occurs each year in Washington DC and how you as a citizen can play a part. This book is meant to be a layperson’s guide to the process of lawmaking in Washington DC. Always up to date, the current edition of Dynamics of Congress is in its 19th edition. It covers the leadership on Capitol Hill for the 118th Congress.
The Power of the Purse contains basic information on how the budget process unfolds each year in Washington and how you as a citizen can play a part. Because consideration of the federal budget occurs on an annual basis, this edition of The Power of the Purse reflects the discussion of the current fiscal year (FY 2024) under Congress' consideration. The more you know and understand the process, the more you can make your lawmakers accountable for your tax dollars.