February Professional Development Program Recap

ChrisECQ 4: Business Acumen, ECQ 5: Building Coalitions, Leadership Development

During our Professional Development Program in February, we welcomed Josh Huder, Ph.D., to discuss the 115th Congress. Josh is a Senior Fellow at The Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating federal employees about Congress and its operation. Josh delivered a memorable talk about the realities of Congressional relations with the Executive Branch, and what we … Read More

January Professional Development Program Slides


How do we increase levels of leader effectiveness on the job for highly experienced leaders?  How can leaders overcome plateaus? Why do traditional leader development programs appear to have little influence on raising levels of leader effectiveness?  How can leaders increase the level of leader effectiveness when dealing with highly difficult and stressful leadership challenges? During January’s Professional Development Program, … Read More

ATD features TOC’s Jim Pritchert


Jim Pritchert was awarded the 2018 Spender Logan Award at the end of TOC’s 2017-18 Program Year. Jim was recently in the news again – this time featured on the ATD Insights web collection in an insightful article highlighting Jim’s long and distinguished career. Read more about Jim’s love of learning and how he kept his professional skills sharp. What … Read More

Registrant Spotlight: George Forrest


In the Spotlight this month is George Forrest, one of our many veterans, who retired from the Navy. In 2012, George began working with the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS), Department of Defense, in training. George conducted training as a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy, and found that the transition to USUHS was the perfect job. … Read More

New Course on OPM's Manager's Corner


OPM recently released a newly-developed online training course entitled, “Basic Employee Relations:  Your Accountability as a Supervisor or Manager.” The course is designed to help educate and provide Federal leaders with knowledge and strategies to successfully hold their employees accountable in the workplace – an objective consistently shown through workplace studies as a critical contributor to organizational success and positive human … Read More

Taking Care of Our Mental Health in the Current Environment


Think back to March 2020 when we heard the words, coronavirus, COVID-19. Then we had to face the new realities of working from home, temporary unemployment, home-schooling our children, and the lack of physical contact with other family members, friends and colleagues. It is no doubt that our mental, as well as our physical health may have been affected. We … Read More