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June 2018

Webinar: Handling Prickly People with Care

June 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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We all encounter Prickly People - those thorny individuals whose irritating, exasperating, enraging, tiresome behaviors can wreak havoc destroying productivity and peace of mind.  This session presents various ‘prickly profiles’ (e.g., buzzer bees, back-attackers, etc.) and offers a few tips and tricks for empowering yourself to get along, make things work better, and preserve your peace in the presence of pricklies. In this webinar, we will cover: how to identify various prickly styles tips and techniques that address prickly behaviors…

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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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May 2019

Passing the Baton: Building Momentum in Your Trenches

May 14, 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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The burdens and blessings of leading (and following) are magnified during times of stress. How do you get your reports to take on more initiative and responsibility in the office and in their lives? Is the victim mode alive and well at your agency? According to Michael Maccoby, the people who will help you succeed aren't all just like you (of course). ..By understanding your collaborators (and reports) sometimes that means being tough. By helping them find roles where they…

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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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August 2020

TOC Program Year Kickoff and Moving from Diversity and Inclusion to Equity and Belonging

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event

Join us for the kick off the Training Officers Consortium 2020-2021 program year. In this two-part session the TOC Executive Board will reveal the plans for an incredible TOC Program Year and explain some of the revisions we’re making to deepen learning for our registrants. The second part of our session will be spent with Mike Powell and the Powell Consulting Group as they introduce the timely topic of moving from diversity and inclusion to equity and belonging. Diversity training…

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