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).

Historically, the awards are bestowed during a luncheon ceremony at the City Club of DC. For the past two years, this event took place in September. TOC recently decided to incorporate the awards ceremony into the Annual Institute. As this years’ Annual Institute is just weeks away (May 1st), we will not have a 2022 TOC Distinguished Service Awards Program.

Nominations for the 2023 TOC Distinguished Service Awards Program will open at the start of the 2023 fiscal year, which is October 1st. Be sure to mark your calendars to come back to the TOC Annual Distinguished Service Awards page for the nomination form!

Review previous award recipients:
2021 Distinguished Service Award Winners and 2021 Spencer Logan Leadership Award Recipient
2020 Distinguished Service Award Winners
2019 Distinguished Service Award Winners
2018 Distinguished Service Award Winners

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.

TOC Awards Committee

For information contact the Co-Chairs at