Webinar: L&D’s Opportunity to Help Engineer the Future Organization


In this session, you will learn how L&D can 1) build its constituency, 2) enhance its effectiveness, and 3) increase its ability to help shape strategy by capitalizing on the enterprise imperative to become more flexible and adaptive. The nature of work is changing. Organizations are shifting employees from low value work (computers do easily) to high value work (only … Read More

Webinar: The Neuroscience of Gratitude – What Leaders Need to Know About This New Neural Knowledge


Imagine a community of leaders able to surpass the limitations of traditional leadership strategies and proactively address the negative consequences inherent in today’s high stress, often conflict laden, challenging work environments. Imagine leading from a strengths-based philosophy armed with the latest research and evidence-based practices in gratitude and contemporary neuroscience, in order to create more positive, collaborative, and engaged teams. … Read More

Webinar: The Art and Science of the Virtual Classroom: A Deep Dive into Logistics and Facilitation


  In a previous webinar (recording available here), we explored six key principles of successfully designing for any virtual classroom platform and a blueprint for adapting traditional classroom methodologies for live, online instruction. During this session, in partnership with Cornerstone OnDemand, we will take a closer look at two of the critical elements of the ILT to virtual conversion process: … Read More

Webinar: Enhancing Stress Resiliency


Successful agencies are optimistic and realistic during a crisis. Encouraging stress resilience and stress management practices can greatly help agency employees move from a place of fear to growth. In this interactive and engaging online program, Karen Snyder offers insights, 8 daily practices, and an accountability system, adapted from the work on happiness by Lori Santos, PhD, at Yale University. … Read More

**POSTPONED** 2020 Annual Institute


April 19-22, 2020 at the Clarion Fountainebleau in Ocean City, MD The 2020 Annual Institute is postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read the message from the TOC Executive Board for more information.    

An Immersive Introduction to Design Thinking


This session will be an immersive activity meant to give you a full cycle through the design thinking process in a 90 minute short session. This approach to learning what design thinking is all about will be exciting and fun! You will work in groups of four (two teams of two). There will be very little if any “lecture.” Instead … Read More

**Canceled** April Professional Development Program


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are canceling the April Professional Development Program at the City Club of Washington DC. Please read the message from the TOC Executive Board for more information.

Webinar: Tips for Converting ILT to Virtual Classroom Delivery


    “Deliver that training online!” It’s easy for your boss (or their boss) to say that, but successfully converting classroom training to the virtual classroom takes work. It’s just similar enough to trick you into thinking it’s easy. But your traditional learning methodologies need a makeover if they’re going to work in the virtual classroom. Think about the best … Read More

Program Changes due to COVID-19

ChrisAnnual Institute, TOCAI 2020

We are suspending the Annual Institute, originally scheduled for April 19-22 in Ocean City, MD. We are actively evaluating alternatives for the Institute and our monthly Professional Development Program.