Writing Documents Under Pressure: Making It Easy

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The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires that government employees write public documents in a clear and well-organized manner. Under short deadlines, government employees need to be able to create documents that are correct, complete, and concise. During this session, the instructors will demonstrate techniques that will help employees draft documents under pressure. Outcomes – After completing the course, participants … Read More

TOC 66th Annual Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony

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TOC is pleased to announce the 66th Annual Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony. The awards program was launched in 1955 to stimulate improved government-sponsored training programs through recognition of individuals, teams or agencies making significant contributions to the Federal training community. We invite you to attend the Awards Ceremony where we will recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to TOC … Read More

Hack Your Box for 2022 and Beyond!

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If there was ever a time when the world needs to think out of the box, it is now. “Think out of the box,” is a common phrase used to encourage creativity or new thinking, but: What exactly is “the box”? How do I think outside it? Thinking in the box isn’t inherently bad. It’s unconscious patterns of thinking, delivering … Read More

2021 Annual Institute

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Join us for our Annual Institute, an exciting 3-day conference and community-building event. More details to come.

Take Control by Cultivating Intentional Culture

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Looking for a way to tune up your team? Know the best way to make things stick when culture needs to evolve and change? In today’s forced-virtual world, it’s more important than ever for a leader to take control of culture rather than to be controlled by culture. You need a deliberate approach to crafting a solid, actionable, and intentional … Read More

Loving and Laughing Your Way to Leadership

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What’s missing with popular leadership models and frameworks? We’re facing a landscape of federal agencies that are constantly changing – artificial intelligence, five generations in the workplace, and matrixed organizations, to name a few. Leadership models will change. New variables, fancy graphics, and complex frameworks will be introduced every year. It’s guaranteed. But one thing will never change – the … Read More

Roundtable: Cultivate a Coaching Culture- Presentation

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Imagine working in an environment where every task and process has an element of coaching built into it. What might that look like? What could be learned? How much could be accomplished? Isn’t that the kind of place that sounds like it would be a rich and satisfying work experience? How can we make that happen for ourselves and our … Read More

The State of Congress: Reflections for the Executive Branch

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In this Professional Development webinar, join long-time TOC speaker Dr. Joshua Huder, Senior Fellow of the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, as he discusses Congress, the presidency, its effects on the Federal workforce and American politics in 2021 and what’s in store beyond the election. This session promises to very informative, engaging, and top of mind for many Federal … Read More

Cultivating Motivation and Engagement

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Leaders and supervisors are often tasked with ensuring that their employees are motivated and engaged. This can be a difficult endeavor for even the most experienced leader. Individuals are driven to work by a variety of internal and external factors that can change over time. For this reason, leaders must openly communicate with the members of their team to find … Read More

Creating a Culture of Respect and Civility

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      With increasing globalization comes diversification in the workplace. As organizations turn to hiring employees from many parts of the world, the need for cultural understanding is at its greatest. Culture shapes the values, habits and thinking patterns which impact work life from communication to time management. If you are visiting another country, working with a different age, … Read More