TOC Annual Distinguished Service Awards

The Annual TOC Distinguished Service Awards Program was launched by the Training Officers Consortium in 1955 to stimulate improved government-sponsored training programs through recognition of individuals making significant contributions to the Federal training community in the field of human resource development (training, education, and career development).TOC Distinguished Service Awards Program will take place at our Annual Institute!  The 2024 Annual Institute will be in Philadelphia, PA from April 28, 2024 through May 1, 2024!
The nomination period for the 2023 TOC Distinguished Service Awards Program is closed!  Review the 2023 TOC Distinguished Service Award winners here.

Award Eligibility and Submission Guidelines

  • Eligibility: The Training Officers Consortium Distinguished Service Awards program is for government-sponsored talent development practices and initiatives that organizations use to enhance and develop the knowledge, skills, and capabilities of their employees. Training suppliers should partner with their clients if they are interested in applying. Applicants do not need to be TOC registrants to apply.
  • Timeframe: Programs and practices must be fully implemented and show measurable results. Programs and practices that have previously received a Distinguished Service Award may apply again five years after their award was bestowed.
  • Multiple submissions: While each program or practice may only be submitted in one category, there is no limit to the number of separate nominations an organization may submit.

Award Categories

TOC Awards Committee

Dr. Gary C. Powell is the TOC Awards/Scholarship Chair and Deputy Community Experience Officer. 

Please email Gary for more information. Dr. Gary C. Powell