2024 Distinguished Service Awards

LanieraAwards, Uncategorized

The nomination window for The Annual TOC Distinguished Service Awards Program is now closed! Decades ago, TOC launched the Annual Distinguished Service Awards Program to recognize training practitioners who’ve created remarkable programs, products, and services within the Federal training community. Every year, the excitement of the program — and the stiffness of the competition — has grown. The Annual TOC … Read More

Deep Dive: Creating and Cultivating Appreciation in the Workplace (In-Person Event)

Amy Neubelt

  Make this the year of Appreciation! Learn about the 5 Languages of Appreciation and discover how important they are in creating a culture of gratitude in the workplace. Learn how to have those conversations through skills practice and planning for how you can implement on a day-to-day basis in your working environment. Learn your own language of appreciation by … Read More

Overcoming Training Challenges in the Hybrid Workplace

Amy Neubelt

In this dynamic and ever-evolving federal government landscape, organizations embrace the hybrid workplace model, blending remote work with in-person collaboration. However, this new paradigm presents unique challenges for learning and development (L&D) professionals.  Join us for an immersive and thought-provoking collaborative discussion that brings together training leaders and practitioners to identify real-world training challenges in the hybrid workplace and co-create strategies to overcome … Read More

TOC Learning & Development Skills Academy

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We are committed to offering premier professional development opportunities to our registrants, which include trainers, educators, learning executives, and human resource development specialists in the Federal government. This year, TOC is piloting an L&D skills academy as premium content to a limited number of registrants to develop their skills and L&D-specific capabilities. TOC is in search of a vendor to … Read More

What’s Our Theme? 2024 Annual Institute Theme Contest

LanieraTOC Community, TOCAI 2024, Uncategorized

TOC takes Philly! We are excited to announce the 2024 Annual Institute, led by Denise Madaras, chair and Kelly Gerstenberg, vice-chair, will be held in Philadelphia, PA! Each year we have a theme for our Annual Institute, which we use as a basis to select our keynote speakers, inspire our presenters, and connect with our registrants. Continuing for the third year, … Read More

TOC Open House

Amy Neubelt

We are thrilled to kick off a fresh and exhilarating program year with a TOC Virtual Open House! 🎉 Whether you’re a seasoned participant or a first-time joiner, this program year promises to be an unforgettable chapter in your journey. Join the Zoom webinar to hear the incredible learning and networking opportunities we have in store for you. Mark your … Read More

A Letter From Our Chair


Dear Training Officers Consortium Community, I am excited to send this letter as the newly appointed Chair of the TOC Executive Board. I have served on the Board in various positions for the past six years and am honored to take on this new responsibility. My main objective for this year is to lead a large change effort to shape … Read More

Welcoming New Board Members


We’re excited to welcome new Board Members to the TOC team! As a volunteer organization, we are thrilled to have new Board Members who are dedicated to moving our mission forward. We are confident they will bring value to our organization. Meet our newest Board Members below: Kelly Gerstenberg, Justin Hasty, Denise Madaras, Amy Neubelt, and Deadra Welcome! You don’t … Read More

Meet the Unique Challenges of Today’s Workforce


  Meet the Unique Challenges of Today’s Workforce. Join Graduate School USA (GSUSA) and the Training Officers Consortium (TOC) for “Meeting the Challenges of the Changing Federal Workforce” – an in-depth discussion featuring four past winners of GSUSA’s prestigious W. Edwards Deming Outstanding Training Award. Tuesday April 18, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Graduate School USA 600 Maryland Avenue, … Read More