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June 2018

Webinar: Handling Prickly People with Care

June 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Virtual Event

We all encounter Prickly People - those thorny individuals whose irritating, exasperating, enraging, tiresome behaviors can wreak havoc destroying productivity and peace of mind.  This session presents various ‘prickly profiles’ (e.g., buzzer bees, back-attackers, etc.) and offers a few tips and tricks for empowering yourself to get along, make things work better, and preserve your peace in the presence of pricklies. In this webinar, we will cover: how to identify various prickly styles tips and techniques that address prickly behaviors…

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November 2018

Webinar: Confessions of a Millennial in the Federal Government

November 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event
Millennials taking a selfie

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Click here to watch the recording. Click here to download the handout. People tend to think selfies, Snapchat, Instagram, instant promotion expectations, constant need for feedback and immediacy when they think about millennials. There might be some research out there that supports some of those views. However, we also know that technology is having a big impact on the workforce as a whole—changing the way we all approach work and integrate it into our lives.…

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December 2018

Elevating Consciousness in the Nation’s Capital: A Local Experiment with Global Intention

December 11, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The City Club of Washington DC, 555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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What can learning & development professionals do to create a flourishing workplace? What can the learning and development community do to address the needs and help elevate consciousness in the workplace towards flourishing?

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April 2019

Not Enough Time, Too Much Technology, and No Real Relationships

April 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The City Club of Washington DC, 555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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selective focus photo of brown and blue hourglass on stones

Have we thought much about time in the digital age? What about its impact on relationships? How about technology? Does tweeting, facebook, etc equate to face-to-face exchange? What about when you combine all three? Do they sum up to engagement? This session discusses the complex interplay of these dynamics on human behavior, trust, and compassion with practical tips on how to manage human relationships in an increasingly non-human world. This program covers topics in the Leadership Development track. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)…

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May 2019

Passing the Baton: Building Momentum in Your Trenches

May 14, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The City Club of Washington DC, 555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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Jane O. Smit Headshot in a Red Jacket

The burdens and blessings of leading (and following) are magnified during times of stress. How do you get your reports to take on more initiative and responsibility in the office and in their lives? Is the victim mode alive and well at your agency? According to Michael Maccoby, the people who will help you succeed aren't all just like you (of course). ..By understanding your collaborators (and reports) sometimes that means being tough. By helping them find roles where they…

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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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December 2020

Creating a Culture of Respect and Civility

December 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Webinar

      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, race, or gender demographic in the office, or collaborating with a foreign business, the ability to understand and adjust to…

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March 2021

Loving and Laughing Your Way to Leadership

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
PDP Symposium- Virtual Event

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 need for love and our desire to smile. The heart will never change, nor will the need for connection and…

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