*These seminars will specifically address the competencies of External Awareness, Political Savvy, and Partnering as defined by the Office of Personnel Management:**

External Awareness - Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and international policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders' views; is aware of the organization's impact on the external environment.

Political Savvy - Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly.

Partnering - Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.

** Office of Personnel Management Leadership Competencies.

"Woods Institute's books on Congress are clear, concise, quick reads for the busy person"

"This class demystifies congressional operations for the average citizen."

Client Agencies

Washington DC Based Classes

Three-Day Congressional Briefing

Four--Day Congressional Operations Briefing

Two-Day Federal Budget Process Briefing

National Policy Seminar

Forest Service Four-day Seminar

Client location Field Classes

Two-Day Congressional Briefing 

Two-Day Federal Budget Process Briefing

​How to Testify before Congress

One-Day Congressional Briefing 


One-Hour Webinar Updates are available for all of the above classes

Designed for informing leadership teams and line officers on the current Congress.

Our Courses*

"These seminars and webinars on Congress present the most up-to-date, useful information on the U.S. Congress."