Available as either a 2-day Field Class, based in your area, or an online webinar. This Class will outline the most important results of the 2022 midterm elections, the composition of the 118th Congress, and the significance of the President’s Budget Request for the fiscal year of 2023.
The roles of the most significant congressional leaders of both parties are explained.
The membership and function of the important Authorization- and Appropriations-committees with authority over USDA FS matters is detailed.
An analysis of the most up-to-date budgetary figures is provided along with their impact on the USDA FS.
Edited and annotated clips of recently held confirmation and legislative-hearings of personnel relevant to the USDA FS are discussed.
When Patricia D. Woods, Ph.D., President of Woods Institute (WI) opened her business in 1984, the Forest Service was the first client. She began by conducting two day classes for Forest Service field staff around the country. The sessions went well and were held in all of the regions of the Forest Service over the years. So well in fact that the Forest Service adopted the slogan Caring for the Land and Serving People when Dr. Woods suggested it while working with the agency on the history program in 1986.
Woods Institute delivered over two dozen one week Capitol Hill Management Policy seminars for Forest Service senior leaders, many of whom became chiefs, regional foresters, station directors and forest supervisors.
Woods Institute also designed and developed a course on the Forest Service’s Heritage, Values and Traditions that were included in the orientation programs for new agency employees. WI’s former on site training continues to be delivered virtually since the pandemic with webinars and multi-day virtual classes for clients on Congress. In 2021, the Southern Research Station in Asheville, NC hosted a two hour webinar on The Biden Administration, the 117th Congress, and the Forest Service.
WI plans to continue to deliver these classes on Capitol Hill in person when the time is safe and or/virtually via webinar or multiday classes if this is the client’s choice.