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January 2020

Webinar: Share your Secret Sauce By Submitting Successful Speaking Proposals

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Classroom

Get practical insights into writing successful conference speaking proposals, including a peek behind the scenes of TOC’s own proposal selection process.

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February 2020

Talking to Decision Makers: What to Say and How to Say It

February 11 @ 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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Government employees, as protectors of the public health, are required to communicate effectively. Working under time constraints, they must present the relevant issues and challenges of a situation and the proposed next steps. They need to speak succinctly and support their conclusions with evidence, so their words will not be misinterpreted. During a high energy, interactive session, Nancy Singer, a former prosecutor and defense attorney, will demonstrate how to prepare and describe an issue in 30 seconds using the “What…

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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

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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**Canceled** April Professional Development Program

April 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The City Club of Washington DC, 555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are canceling the April Professional Development Program at the City Club of Washington DC. Please read the message from the TOC Executive Board for more information.

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**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: 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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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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