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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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January 2019

The State of the Congress and Political Impacts on the Federal Workforce in 2019 and Beyond

January 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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With the swirl of headlines and the churn among senior political appointees across all Departments and Agencies, Government employees find it sometimes difficult to remain focused on accomplishing their work and striving towards achieving their agency’s mission.  Federal employees must remain apolitical at work, but certainly the changing political landscape can impact them in their day to day. 

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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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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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TOCAI19 Pre-Institute Workshops

April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Norfolk Waterside Marriott, 235 E Main St
Norfolk, VA 23510 United States
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We are excited to pilot pre-Institute workshops for the 2019 Annual Institute. Our 80th year program theme continues as we are “Learning from our past. Leading into your future.” Join us for one of two free pre-conference workshops that will prepare you for your future. Workshops will be help on Sunday, April 28 and begin promptly at 1pm. You must pre-register by 5pm April 26, and space is limited to 20 participants in each workshop. Please arrive early to get…

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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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January 2020

The Current State of Congress

January 14 @ 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 this Professional Development Session, join Dr. Joshua Huder, Senior Fellow of the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, as he discusses Congress, the presidency, its effects on the Federal workforce and American politics in 2019 and what’s in store for 2020 and beyond.  Josh joined the Government Affairs Institute as a Senior Fellow in 2013. He has taught courses on American government, advanced legislative process, and other American politics courses. He has provided political analysis to several news outlets, including…

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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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May 2020

Webinar: Enhancing Stress Resiliency

May 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Classroom

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. Learning Objectives: Acknowledge stressors you may be feeling. Understand the research and psychology surrounding stress resiliency. Identify what you can…

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

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom

  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: Logistics and Facilitation. This is often where you will find the biggest differences between traditional classroom and virtual classroom delivery.…

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