2021-2022 Professional Development Program

Our Professional Development Program Committee is hard at work planning a fantastic year around our new theme “Reset Your Compass: Chart Your New Future.”

We are currently accepting proposal submissions to present at one of the upcoming events. Interested in presenting? Details can be found on the PDP Call for Proposals page. 

Check back here for more details on event dates. We’ll see you soon!


Networking (North)

Are you looking to Reset Your Compass to expand your network? Look for opportunities to connect with your fellow learning and development leaders during TOC events throughout the year and at the Annual Institute!

The mission of TOC is to provide premier professional development programs to strengthen networking forums for the Federal Government learning community, thereby providing a highly effective workforce. Registrants of the TOC professional development program are part of a community of learning and development leaders focused on building each other up and sharing experiences.

ECQ Alignment:
Building Coalitions (Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating)


Skills (South)

Ready to chart a course to find new skills? The past year required many of us to reimagine our working environment and how we interact with others. TOC will have opportunities to learn and grow your skillset during our program year and at the Annual Institute. Presentations will focus on areas such as leading a virtual team, creating an inclusive environment, etc.

ECQ Alignment:
Leading People (Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building)

Business Acumen (Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management)


E-Learning (East)

Do you need to navigate the new world of virtual learning? In person learning was challenged during the pandemic and many of our organizations had to pivot to meet training needs. Set a course with TOC to increase your knowledge in e-learning. Presentations will focus on areas such as adjusting to hybrid learning, engaging a virtual audience, transitioning to microlearning, etc.

ECQ Alignment:
Leading Change (Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision)


Wellness (West)

Has your wellness plan been thrown off course? We can’t give to others unless we are first taking care of ourselves. TOC is offering sessions to align with self/and team improvement and, at the Annual Institute, coaching sessions.

ECQ Alignment:
Results Driven (Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility)

How are the tracks aligned with the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)?

Leading Change and Results Driven are the two ECQs which tend to carry the most weight. However, when you consider wellness, consider that without taking time to make an investment in yourself the challenge of leading others and driving results becomes more difficult. Such a self-investment will offer you the ability to master the associated competencies and send the message to the people you lead that wellness is critical to overall work/life balance. 

Equally important are Business Acumen and Building Coalitions because human capital and technology constantly reshape the workforce based on budget considerations, staffing needs, and organizational goals. Discover powerful solutions as why you need People-First and Technology Solutions that will evolve with you and those you lead through employee engagement, strategic and collaborative partnerships.