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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: The Neuroscience of Gratitude – What Leaders Need to Know About This New Neural Knowledge

May 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event

Imagine a community of leaders able to surpass the limitations of traditional leadership strategies and proactively address the negative consequences inherent in today’s high stress, often conflict laden, challenging work environments. Imagine leading from a strengths-based philosophy armed with the latest research and evidence-based practices in gratitude and contemporary neuroscience, in order to create more positive, collaborative, and engaged teams. The human brain, with its built-in negativity bias, identifies the workplace first and foremost as a social system. Leaders attending…

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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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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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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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January 2021

Cultivating Motivation and Engagement

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

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 out more about their individual needs. It also requires building a workplace environment that allows individuals to thrive based on…

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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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