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December 2018

Elevating Consciousness in the Nation’s Capital: A Local Experiment with Global Intention

December 11, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The City Club of Washington DC, 555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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What can learning & development professionals do to create a flourishing workplace? What can the learning and development community do to address the needs and help elevate consciousness in the workplace towards flourishing?

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April 2019

Not Enough Time, Too Much Technology, and No Real Relationships

April 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The City Club of Washington DC, 555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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selective focus photo of brown and blue hourglass on stones

Have we thought much about time in the digital age? What about its impact on relationships? How about technology? Does tweeting, facebook, etc equate to face-to-face exchange? What about when you combine all three? Do they sum up to engagement? This session discusses the complex interplay of these dynamics on human behavior, trust, and compassion with practical tips on how to manage human relationships in an increasingly non-human world. This program covers topics in the Leadership Development track. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)…

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Webinar: 2019 Annual Institute Preview

April 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Classroom

Have you been to a conference and wondered what the sessions would be like? What if you could get a preview of some of the topics ahead of time? The 2019 TOC Annual Institute is upon us -- 3 days of networking with peers and learning best practices, case studies, and tools available to Federal Learning & Development and Human Capital professionals. Join us a week before the Annual Institute for this April webinar, where we give you that preview of…

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September 2019

Illustrating Ideas: Simple Drawings with Big Meaning

September 10, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The City Club of Washington DC, 555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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Jeanette taking illustrated notes at TOCAI19

In order to “light the torch” we need a spark! This session is designed to spark ideas through simple drawings. You will learn six basic "seed" shapes that will help you draw anything. You will also learn how to use simple drawings to enhance your facilitation skills, boost your visuals, and create memorable and useful tools for learning!

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October 2019

How to Transform Workforce Zombie’s into Engaged Employees

October 8, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The City Club of Washington DC, 555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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Have you ever been, or have you seen, a zombie in the workforce? According to Gallup, approximately two-thirds of the US workforce is not engaged. Simply put, these employees are going through the motions. They are not inspired to bring their best to their jobs and often their lives. The impact on organizations is felt through lost productivity, increased turnover, and reduced quality. Via the latest research, demonstrated case studies, and some basic common sense, this session shares innovative ideas…

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Webinar: Beyond Ransomware and Phishing: A Leader’s Role in Creating a Cybersecurity Culture

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Classroom

Watch the recording. Download the slides. (.pptx) We live in a digital world where adversaries are constantly seeking ways to exploit vulnerabilities, cybersecurity initiatives don't always produce return on investment, "when" rather than "if" is why incident response teams are a necessary, and insider threats challenge our ability to safeguard our organization's critical assets. In this session, learn why leaders need to move beyond yearly, one-hour training sessions and take an active role in creating a cybersecurity culture, and how…

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December 2019

Upward Bullying in the Workplace

December 10, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The City Club of Washington DC, 555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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Upward bullying (UB) is not new to the lexicon of harassment in the workplace. It is often misunderstood and unrecognizable as a viable term and construct under the harassment banner by the masses. For instance, some men and many women described to their loved ones a sickening feeling they experienced in the workplace at the hands of an unrequested love interest. As such, sexually harassed workers were unable to explain the magnitude and psychological impact the encounters had on their…

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March 2020

Resilience: The Art of Failure, Recovery, and Success

March 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The City Club of Washington DC, 555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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In an ever-changing, uncertain work environment, resilience is a must. Optimism, a positive attitude, emotional intelligence, and the ability to embrace failure positions managers and leaders for success. The impact on mind, body, and organization is not only important, it's measurable. When managers are able to engage in accurate self-assessment and a clear analysis of potential decisions, they are poised for success. This session explores the variables that make up resilience in the human psyche. Participants will examine the complex…

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April 2020

Webinar: Tips for Converting ILT to Virtual Classroom Delivery

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Classroom

    “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 virtual sessions you have attended – we bet it was more than lecture and uploaded PowerPoints! This session will explore…

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June 2020

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

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Classroom

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 human beings can do). The work is changing quickly, but leadership is often far removed from the work. Front-line employees…

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