Our Mission: To provide premier professional development programs to strengthen networking forums for the Federal Government learning community, thereby providing a highly effective workforce. TOC builds and reinforces the strength of the community through networking, professional development opportunities, and resources. TOC brings training officers and communities together to better serve the Government and the public.
Our Vision: TOC believes in building a community. TOC registrants span multiple Federal agencies, professional industries, and academic institutions that come together to share ideas, recognize best practices, and learn from each other.
Since its formation as a non-profit organization in 1938, TOC has served as the primary community for Federal training professionals to network with their peers and learn more about key issues affecting them in an ever-changing workplace.
Based in Washington, DC, TOC is built upon a foundation of service and excellence, relying on the volunteerism of its registrants to carry out activities that offer Federal workers unparalleled value. Through its premier professional development programs, trainers, educators, learning executives, and human resource development specialists serve as resources to other trainers in departments, bureaus, agencies, and offices of the Federal Government. Training by TOC is an authorized training activity under the Government Employees Training Act.
Benefits of Registering
Registrants of the TOC learning program are part of a community of learning and development specialists focused on building each other up and sharing experiences. Take advantage of both the professional development opportunities as well as the networking and collaborating to get the most out of your time with the TOC community.
TOC Professional Development Series
This program features nine monthly face-to-face events and ten monthly webinars, all featuring specialists in human resource development, education, technology, economics, business, political science and personal development. See examples of our past monthly programs.
TOC Annual Institute
Registration includes meals, room and board, and access to a three-day professional conference providing skill-building workshops, seminars and sessions. Registrants display promotional materials and vendors may purchase a showcase booth.
Annual Distinguished Service Awards Program
This program honors trainers and training programs that have made a significant contribution to training & development within the government.
TOC Monthly Newsletter
Published ten times a year as part of the monthly program announcement bringing the latest information about TOC Executive Board and volunteer committees’ activities.
TOC Scholarship Fund
TOC gives back to the Washington DC community by assisting outstanding local DC high school students interested in earning a college degree.