Education

Take your practice to the next level – explore Woodard Institute

We deliver world class professional education through local training, national conferences, and virtual experiences. We train small business advisors to develop cutting-edge, highly innovative and vibrant practices that transform small business. In additional to our extensive training on practice growth, practice development and technology trends, Woodard partners with leading software developers like Intuit®  and Sage® to provide certification training and advanced product training on solutions highly relevant to small business.

LOCAL TRAINING

Intuit partners with Woodard to produce localized, free training to help accounting professionals learn about QuickBooks Online and build an online practice. In addition, we partner with Sage to offer Accountant and Bookkeeper Symposiums in selected cities throughout the U.S.

 

NATIONAL TRAINING

Our yearly national conference, Scaling New Heights®, is a leading accounting technology conference and one of the largest gatherings of certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors in the world. Scaling New Heights transforms the way small businesses operate through forward looking measurements built on accurate and actionable financial information, mentorship of clients, management consulting, business coaching…and much more.

VIRTUAL TRAINING

As an Intuit contracted partner, Woodard Events produces Intuit QuickBooks Virtual Conferences within a high tech virtual conference environment, providing comprehensive training on QuickBooks Online to help accounting professionals who want to continue developing their role as trusted advisors.

Providing cutting edge training for accounting professionals

Woodard Events provides unique, Intuit-centric training events that focus on practical, cutting edge professional education, fostering networking relationships among the most successful QuickBooks consultants in the country and providing resources that empower accounting professionals to grow their practices, expand the consulting services they offer, master Intuit small business products and maximize professional relationships.

PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT

Our training will empower you to grow and manage your practice and to stay on the cutting edge of the latest developments in accounting and online technologies.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Our technical training covers a wide range of Intuit products, products that integrate with QuickBooks, and other accounting software solutions. Sessions range from basic to advanced, some preparing you to take QuickBooks certification exams.

NETWORKING

Our national conferences gather thousands of the most successful Intuit Advisors in the country.

A great event for building strategic networking relationships.

INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS

Our educational sponsors offer apps that integrate with QuickBooks and other accounting software, so that you can offer new, powerful, options to your clients by consulting on additional solutions!

PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTION

Tracks prepare you to take product certification exams. Most Intuit product certifications presented as well as certification on third party solutions.

EXPERT INSTRUCTORS

We bring together the best minds in the industry to help you grow your practice through new and refined skills.

Are you a QuickBooks ProAdvisor?

As Intuit’s preferred training partner to accounting professionals, Woodard is uniquely positioned to empower you as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor with the education, professional coaching, resources, and networking opportunities you need to support your clients using QuickBooks.

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What They’re Saying

  • Attending Scaling New Heights actually changed my life. The knowledge I gained from the sessions and interacting with my peers allowed me to have the confidence to start my own consulting business. I have met so many interesting people and learned skills that translate to more productivity and efficiency as a result of the sessions I have attended and the knowledge that others have shared with me. Probably the best part of meeting new people is the widening circle of friends and advisors that I now have.

    Cindy Moore
  • The course changed me for the better in so many ways. It made me stop and analyze subjects that I have never considered before. It made me look very deep within myself to look at the good and the bad aspects. The best thing is that there are ways to improve those bad traits. The course was life changing me for. Thank you Joe.

  • The Gateway Course has made me look at our practice and take a hard look at our vision, mission, and purpose as well as taking a hard look at myself.  I am finally doing all my media profiles.  I now have someone holding me accountable.

    JEANNE REISER
  • 2013 was my first Scaling New Heights, and I can honestly say that this conference transformed my practice. Scaling New Heights provided a unique opportunity to focus exclusively on QuickBooks related products and services. The exposure to the latest practice management techniques, training and networking opportunities exceeded every expectation. I returned from Scaling New Heights with the skills, motivation, confidence and energy needed to make my practice more profitable and am looking forward to attending in 2014 with my staff. Scaling New Heights was one of my best business investments in 2013.

    Silvia Evans
  • Glad I went to Scaling New Heights. I was skeptical at first because I'm taking on some big clients and didn't think I'd have the bandwidth to leave for a few days. What I took away from the conference far outweighs the skepticism I had.

    Matt Rohlack
  • Joe’s leadership and knowledge imparted during the "Your Firm 2.0" course has transformed my firm. Thank you for making such a radical impact on my firm.

    Veronica Wasek
  • The annual Scaling New Heights conference is essential to expanding our knowledge of QuickBooks, assessing third party add-on products available, planning and implementing our Practice and Leadership Development, and preparing for certifications. The conference has compelled us to research and adopt advanced technologies and improved our accounting methods. The education, training and products we have integrated from the Scaling New Heights conferences allow us to offer higher level, mid-market accounting services. Our (22) employees now lobby to attend this conference each year!

    Karen Mora
  • I participate in Woodard Groups as a way to network with other professionals who are enthusiastic about sharing knowledge and supporting one another in meeting our business goals. We discuss challenges, exchange leads, and research new solutions together. What started out as a few local ProAdvisors having lunch together blossomed into a vibrant and versatile group of ambitious women and men. Together we’ve won the 2014 Fastest Growing Chapter award and the 2015 Super Stars award, encouraging one another to achieve more both professionally and financially. The friendships I’ve developed through Woodard Groups participation have proven invaluable, allowing us to grow our businesses through mutual cooperation.

    K.C. CourtnierPortland Woodard Group
  • Attending Scaling New Heights actually changed my life. The knowledge I gained from the sessions and interacting with my peers allowed me to have the confidence to start my own consulting business. I have met so many interesting people and learned skills that translate to more productivity and efficiency as a result of the sessions I have attended and the knowledge that others have shared with me. Probably the best part of meeting new people is the widening circle of friends and advisors that I now have.

    Cindy Moore
  • I joined the Woodard Network to be able to network with others. When I have a client with a problem, or I am having a QB issue I have never run into, I can shoot out a message and others from all over the country can help me out. It would be hard for me to give up my daily emails to see what relevant issues people are talking about in the Woodard Network world. The software references are the best part for me. It is almost like a news feed on current software, its abilities and related applications.

    Jessica DornFMI Management & Accounting Solutions
  • This event is a win win (education for me and take away resources for clients)! The conference is a journey. Pack up your gear and set out on an adventure of a lifetime, IT IS "Scaling New Heights."

    Deborah Defer
  • We are going to have the best darn business EVER!!! : ) This is such good stuff.

    Paul Lundgren
  • I am attending again. I walked away from prior Scaling New Heights conferences with knowledge about QuickBooks and add-ons that I could put to immediate use. But more importantly, I walked away with new contacts and friends that I can call on for assistance. Scaling New Heights conference fee $ Travel Expenses $ Professional contacts and resources PRICELESS.

    Caren Schwartz
  • I didn't know how much I didn't know!

    Susan Pruskin
  • I have been a Pro Advisor since the caveman days and accounting related material have always been less than exciting. Joe Woodard has been able to make the impossible a reality. Not only does Scaling New Heights educate you on the latest accounting technology, but also motivates you. I do regret not being able to attend prior Scaling New Heights, but never again. If you want to keep a positive outlook and a positive bottom line in your practice this is where you want to be. Don't be left behind in the dust, get in front of it at Scaling New Heights!

    James Cliame