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January 2021

Cultivating Motivation and Engagement

January 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
PDP Symposium- Virtual Event
team sitting at conference table. Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels

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: Reflections for the Executive Branch

January 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Webinar

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 employees as we begin a new presidential election year. This program covers topics in the Leadership Development track. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)…

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February 2021

Roundtable: Cultivate a Coaching Culture- Presentation

February 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
PDP Roundtable- Virtual Event Series

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 organizations? A coaching culture emphasizes continuous learning, promotes self-improvement, encourages analytical thinking/problem solving, and generates regular feedback for steady growth.…

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March 2021

Loving and Laughing Your Way to Leadership

March 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
PDP Symposium- Virtual Event
Joyful meeting celebration; Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

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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May 2021

Hack Your Box for 2022 and Beyond!

May 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Webinar

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 current results, which often serves us well. Yet when we want to innovate beyond current output, the ability to think…

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June 2021

TOC 66th Annual Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony

June 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event

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 as well as present the Distinguished Service Awards in each category. Awards are given in the following categories: Leadership Development: Presented…

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July 2021

Writing Documents Under Pressure: Making It Easy

July 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Webinar

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 will be able to: Apply the principles in the Federal Plain Language Guidelines of 2011 Organize most documents in less…

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