The State of Congress and Political Impacts on the Federal Workforce in 2021 and Beyond

Chris

2020 and the years leading up to it have created a very divisive and politically challenging environment for a number of Federal employees.  With shifting priorities, Agency consolidation recommendations, budget reductions, resignations of key senior administration officials coupled with a significant increase in departures of senior executive servants, Government employees find it sometimes difficult to remain focused on accomplishing their … Read More

Cultivating Motivation and Engagement

Chris

Leaders and supervisors are often tasked with ensuring that their employees are motivated and engaged. This can be a difficult endeavor for even the most experienced leader. Individuals are driven to work by a variety of internal and external factors that can change over time. For this reason, leaders must openly communicate with the members of their team to find … Read More

Creating a Culture of Respect and Civility

Chris

      With increasing globalization comes diversification in the workplace. As organizations turn to hiring employees from many parts of the world, the need for cultural understanding is at its greatest. Culture shapes the values, habits and thinking patterns which impact work life from communication to time management. If you are visiting another country, working with a different age, … Read More

Holiday Social

Shanda

We are pleased to invite you to a fun-filled event to catch up with our TOC family! This year we have not been able to gather together in person and we miss  actually seeing your smiling faces. Comments we received from you confirmed you feel the same. Although this event will be held virtually, we have opted to use the … Read More

Discovering Your Own Immunity to Change

Chris

In order to begin the change process, it’s important to understand that there are hidden dynamics that prevent change. It is very hard to bring significant change without changes in individual behaviors. When we ask people to change their behaviors we ask them to change the meaning they give to those behaviors as well. That’s hard to do without considering … Read More

TOC Holiday Social

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You asked and we listened! We want you to be our guest on Tuesday, December 8. Join us for a fun-filled event to catch up with our TOC family. More details coming soon. For now, register to reserve your seat!

Authentic Leadership in a Context of Crisis

Chris

We each have an inner sense that tells us when we are experiencing authenticity, integrity, and congruency. However, that inner knowing can become clouded and distorted by fear. How can leaders provide assurance and confidence to move forward and through a crisis without false promises or blaming and shaming others to provide the the temporary security others may be seeking? … Read More

Message from the TOC Chair, Trina Petty

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Dear TOC Registrants and Friends, The Training Officers Consortium (TOC) Executive Board is continuously tracking the shifting news surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the various authorities’ guidance. As a result of the current situation and out of an abundance of safety for our TOC family, we have made the decision to pivot to an entirely virtual program year, to include … Read More

Managing Teams in a Remote Environment

Chris

In a world where the pandemic has forced distance between us; beyond Zoom fatigue (it’s real!) and ad hoc telework agreements; past the technology hurdles and the internet bottlenecks; out at the end of the fiber optic cable is your team. Managing a team in the old world was hard enough. What about now when you don’t get the social … Read More

Professional Etiquette in a Virtual World

Chris

We’ve all been thrown into the virtual meeting world, ready or not. But what does virtual professional etiquette look like? Rather than figure this out through trial and error, we’re going to review some good ideas with TOC Registrant Dina Nance. The problem this workshop will solve is the unprofessional, unorganized and lack of preparation associated with leading or attending … Read More