2023 “What’s our theme” Contest

LanieraTOCAI 2023

We are looking forward to coming back together in 2023 and hosting our Annual Institute in person in Ocean City, MD.  Each year we have a theme for our program year and Annual Institute, which we use as a basis to select our keynote speakers, inspire our presenters, and connect with our registrants.

In the past our themes were determined by the members of our Executive Board, but this year we are looking to you, our registrants, for this prestigious honor. We know you are a creative bunch and we are excited to hear your ideas!

Last year, Mozella Perry Ademiluyi won our theme contest with “Reset Your Compass, Chart Your New Future”. As the winner, Mozella enjoyed her role as the 2022 Annual Institute special events coordinator. She arranged two great activities for us to participate in during our time in Wilmington, DE. This could be you!

Submit your theme by June 30, 2022 and our Executive Board will vote to determine the winning idea. Winners will be announced July!!

Need some ideas to get you started? Review our Mission, Vision, and learning tracks below. Also, themes have been derived from the location. Check out the official Ocean City Visitor’s Guide and some of the previous themes to gather your inspiration.

Previous Themes:
2022 – Reset Your Compass, Chart Your New Future (DoubleTree by Hilton, Wilmington, DE)
2021 – Workforce 2021: Lighting the Torch; Carrying the Flame (virtual)
2020 – Workforce 2020: Lighting the Torch, Carrying the Flame
2019 – TOC @ 80: Learning from our Past. Leading into your Future! (Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Norfolk, VA)
2018 – TOC SMILES: Success, Motivate, Inspire, Lead, Empower & Shine (The Founders Inn, VA Beach, VA)
2017 – Talent Development: How Sweet It Is (Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA)
2016 – Sea Change – Ocean of Opportunities (The Clarion Fontainebleau, Ocean City, MD)
2015 – Connect, Learn, Lead (Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, VA)
2014 – Ride the Tides of Change: Connect, Collaborate, Create – The New Normal (Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Norfolk, VA)

To provide premier professional development programs to strengthen networking forums for the Federal Government learning community, thereby providing a highly effective workforce. TOC builds and reinforces the strength of the community through networking, professional development opportunities, and resources. TOC brings training officers and communities together to better serve the Government and the public.

TOC believes in building a community. TOC registrants span multiple Federal agencies, professional industries, and academic institutions that come together to share ideas, recognize best practices, and learn from each other.

Career Development
Leadership Development
Learning Measurement & Analytics
Training Design & Development

Please note – this contest is now closed.


For questions, email us at info@trainingofficers.org.