Our Mission: 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.

Our Vision: 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.

Since its formation as a non-profit organization in 1938, TOC has served as the primary community for Federal training professionals to network with their peers and learn more about key issues affecting them in an ever-changing workplace.

Learning Opportunities

Based in Washington, DC, TOC is built upon a foundation of service and excellence, relying on the volunteerism of its registrants to carry out activities that offer Federal workers unparalleled value. Through its premier professional development programs, trainers, educators, learning executives, and human resource development specialists serve as resources to other trainers in departments, bureaus, agencies, and offices of the Federal Government. Training by TOC is an authorized training activity under the Government Employees Training Act.

Benefits of Registering

TOC Community
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. Take advantage of both the professional development opportunities as well as the networking and collaborating to get the most out of your time with the TOC community.

TOC Professional Development Series
This program features monthly opportunities to connect and learn with your peers, all featuring specialists in human resource development, education, technology, economics, business, political science and personal development. See examples of our previous programs or browse through our upcoming events.

TOC Annual Institute
This conference is available to our registrants or can be purchased as a separate event. It offers consecutive days of professional development designed to maximize learning and encourage connection. Vendors also have the opportunity to showcase their products and services.

Annual Distinguished Service Awards Program
This program honors trainers and training programs that have made a significant contribution to training & development within the government.

TOC Monthly Newsletter
This ongoing communication brings the latest information about events,  TOC Executive Board announcements, and volunteer committees’ activities.

TOC Scholarship Fund
TOC gives back to the Washington DC community by assisting outstanding local DC high school students interested in earning a college degree.