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July 2019

2019 TOC Distinguished Service Award Winner Series: NATO

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

This year, TOC was proud to award North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for its work on its development of the Protection of Civilians Virtual Reality Simulator. Its innovative development and design won the 2019 TOC’s Distinguished Service Award for Training Design and Development. In this webinar, join Tony Icaya, a NATO subject matter expert who helped build the tool, in a discussion about the tool itself and how it is helping to protect civilians around the world today. As you…

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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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November 2019

Webinar: Unlocking Supervisor Secrets to Employee Development

November 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Classroom

This webinar will explore a process that advances the goal of accomplishing on-going employee development in a way that promises to achieve incremental long-term development based on the personal goals of the employee, and in concert with the relationship/partnership foundational agreement. Some have called this the Mutual Partnership Agreement. It establishes a relationship/partnership agreement and seeks to capture of all of the data critical to the most important requirements and in alignment with the highest interests of the employee. In…

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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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February 2020

Webinar: Building the Business Case for Learning and Development

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Classroom

It can be challenging to gain executive buy-in for an investment in talent management process and technology improvements, especially when the return may not be immediately measurable or apparent. This can be especially frustrating when the cost of doing nothing – which may be greater than the initial investment – goes unrecognized. The key is to present a meaningful, relevant and credible business case that focuses on the measurable outcomes from a modern approach to talent management. HR leaders need…

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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

**POSTPONED** 2020 Annual Institute

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - April 22 @ 12:00 pm

April 19-22, 2020 at the Clarion Fountainebleau in Ocean City, MD The 2020 Annual Institute is postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read the message from the TOC Executive Board for more information.    

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May 2020

Webinar: The Neuroscience of Gratitude – What Leaders Need to Know About This New Neural Knowledge

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Classroom

Imagine a community of leaders able to surpass the limitations of traditional leadership strategies and proactively address the negative consequences inherent in today’s high stress, often conflict laden, challenging work environments. Imagine leading from a strengths-based philosophy armed with the latest research and evidence-based practices in gratitude and contemporary neuroscience, in order to create more positive, collaborative, and engaged teams. The human brain, with its built-in negativity bias, identifies the workplace first and foremost as a social system. Leaders attending…

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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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