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April 2020

**POSTPONED** 2020 Annual Institute

April 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - April 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

April 19-22, 2020 at the Clarion Fountainebleau in Ocean City, MD The 2020 Annual Institute is postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read the message from the TOC Executive Board for more information.    

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May 2020

Webinar: Enhancing Stress Resiliency

May 12, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event

Successful agencies are optimistic and realistic during a crisis. Encouraging stress resilience and stress management practices can greatly help agency employees move from a place of fear to growth. In this interactive and engaging online program, Karen Snyder offers insights, 8 daily practices, and an accountability system, adapted from the work on happiness by Lori Santos, PhD, at Yale University. Learning Objectives: Acknowledge stressors you may be feeling. Understand the research and psychology surrounding stress resiliency. Identify what you can…

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Webinar: The Art and Science of the Virtual Classroom: A Deep Dive into Logistics and Facilitation

May 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Event

  In a previous webinar (recording available here), we explored six key principles of successfully designing for any virtual classroom platform and a blueprint for adapting traditional classroom methodologies for live, online instruction. During this session, in partnership with Cornerstone OnDemand, we will take a closer look at two of the critical elements of the ILT to virtual conversion process: Logistics and Facilitation. This is often where you will find the biggest differences between traditional classroom and virtual classroom delivery.…

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June 2020

Webinar: L&D’s Opportunity to Help Engineer the Future Organization

June 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event

In this session, you will learn how L&D can 1) build its constituency, 2) enhance its effectiveness, and 3) increase its ability to help shape strategy by capitalizing on the enterprise imperative to become more flexible and adaptive. The nature of work is changing. Organizations are shifting employees from low value work (computers do easily) to high value work (only human beings can do). The work is changing quickly, but leadership is often far removed from the work. Front-line employees…

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August 2020

TOC Program Year Kickoff and Moving from Diversity and Inclusion to Equity and Belonging

August 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event

Join us for the kick off the Training Officers Consortium 2020-2021 program year. In this two-part session the TOC Executive Board will reveal the plans for an incredible TOC Program Year and explain some of the revisions we’re making to deepen learning for our registrants. The second part of our session will be spent with Mike Powell and the Powell Consulting Group as they introduce the timely topic of moving from diversity and inclusion to equity and belonging. Diversity training…

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September 2020

Who Moved My Classroom? Going Completely Virtual for Government Trainers

September 18, 2020 @ 7:29 pm
FREE Webinar
Empty classroom from @9_fingers_ via Twenty20

Are you one of the hundreds of government trainers who had to shift all their training online in just a few weeks? Are you facing the challenge of helping your staff create and deliver virtual training? Are you learners suffering from "Zoom fatigue?" Dr. Bill Brantley, longtime government learning and development professional, will help you navigate the new reality of government training. Dr. Brantley will share his experiences from helping a department of 13 learning and development professionals shift rapidly…

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October 2020

Managing Teams in a Remote Environment

October 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Webinar

In a world where the pandemic has forced distance between us; beyond Zoom fatigue (it's real!) and ad hoc telework agreements; past the technology hurdles and the internet bottlenecks; out at the end of the fiber optic cable is your team. Managing a team in the old world was hard enough. What about now when you don't get the social interactions or the non-verbal cues that we could all interpret well enough? What are you doing to make managing your…

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November 2020

Authentic Leadership in a Context of Crisis

November 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
PDP Symposium- Virtual Event

We each have an inner sense that tells us when we are experiencing authenticity, integrity, and congruency. However, that inner knowing can become clouded and distorted by fear. How can leaders provide assurance and confidence to move forward and through a crisis without false promises or blaming and shaming others to provide the the temporary security others may be seeking? Holding the vision and promise of our highest truths in the face of our deepest fears may point a way…

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Discovering Your Own Immunity to Change

November 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Webinar

In order to begin the change process, it’s important to understand that there are hidden dynamics that prevent change. It is very hard to bring significant change without changes in individual behaviors. When we ask people to change their behaviors we ask them to change the meaning they give to those behaviors as well. That’s hard to do without considering the possibility that we, ourselves must change. The result is that we often fail to manage change despite our best…

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January 2021

The State of Congress and Political Impacts on the Federal Workforce in 2021 and Beyond

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Webinar

2020 and the years leading up to it have created a very divisive and politically challenging environment for a number of Federal employees.  With shifting priorities, Agency consolidation recommendations, budget reductions, resignations of key senior administration officials coupled with a significant increase in departures of senior executive servants, Government employees find it sometimes difficult to remain focused on accomplishing their work and striving towards achieving their agency’s mission.  Federal employees must remain apolitical at work, but certainly the changing political…

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