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May 2020

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 Event

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

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

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 Event

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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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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September 2020

TOC 65th Annual Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event
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TOC is pleased to announce the 65th Annual Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony. The awards program was launched in 1955 to stimulate improved government-sponsored training programs through recognition of individuals, teams or agencies making significant contributions to the Federal training community. We invite you to attend the Awards Ceremony to be held virtually on September 15, 2020 from 12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. (ET) where we will recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to TOC as well as present the Distinguished…

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Who Moved My Classroom? Going Completely Virtual for Government Trainers

September 18 @ 7:29 pm
FREE Webinar
Empty classroom from @9_fingers_ via Twenty20

Are you one of the hundreds of government trainers who had to shift all their training online in just a few weeks? Are you facing the challenge of helping your staff create and deliver virtual training? Are you learners suffering from "Zoom fatigue?" Dr. Bill Brantley, longtime government learning and development professional, will help you navigate the new reality of government training. Dr. Brantley will share his experiences from helping a department of 13 learning and development professionals shift rapidly…

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Virtual Vitality! Crowd-sourcing for resilience.

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Webinar

This year has changed the way we live, work, and generally interact with others. We have all experienced some level of increased virtual connection over the past few months and we are learning to pivot with the change. Join us on September 22, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (ET) for an interactive discussion where you will have the opportunity to share your experiences and provide some information to help refine our resilience in the virtual world we now find…

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October 2020

Canceled—Roundtable: Moving from Diversity and Inclusion to Equity and Belonging- Presentation

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
PDP Roundtable- Virtual Event Series

The Training Officers Consortium (TOC) is making a program adjustment in light of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's memo issued 10/2/2020 which indicated that OPM must review and approve all training related to diversity and inclusion before they are used, even if those materials have been utilized in the past. Therefore, the TOC Roundtable scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th "Moving from Diversity & Inclusion to Equity & Belonging" is cancelled. Because we service the Federal government, we are following…

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Professional Etiquette in a Virtual World

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Webinar

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 Virtual Meetings and Conferences. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: Identify Mission of Virtual Meeting…

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Managing Teams in a Remote Environment

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Webinar

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 interactions or the non-verbal cues that we could all interpret well enough? What are you doing to make managing your…

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