Loving and Laughing Your Way to Leadership

Chris

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 … Read More

Roundtable: Cultivate a Coaching Culture- Presentation

Chris

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 … Read More

The State of Congress: Reflections for the Executive Branch

Chris

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 … Read More

Cultivating Motivation and Engagement

Chris

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 … Read More

Discovering Your Own Immunity to Change

Chris

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 … Read More

Authentic Leadership in a Context of Crisis

Chris

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? … Read More

Managing Teams in a Remote Environment

Chris

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 … Read More

Canceled—Roundtable: Moving from Diversity and Inclusion to Equity and Belonging- Presentation

Chris

The Training Officers Consortium (TOC) is making a program adjustment in light of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s memo issued 10/2/2020 which indicated that OPM must review and approve all training related to diversity and inclusion before they are used, even if those materials have been utilized in the past. Therefore, the TOC Roundtable scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th … Read More

Virtual Vitality! Crowd-sourcing for resilience.

Shanda

This year has changed the way we live, work, and generally interact with others. We have all experienced some level of increased virtual connection over the past few months and we are learning to pivot with the change. Join us on September 22, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (ET) for an interactive discussion where you will have the opportunity … Read More

TOC 65th Annual Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony

Shanda

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TOC is pleased to announce the 65th 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 to be held virtually on September 15, 2020 from 12:00 p.m.- 1:30 … Read More