CLO Panel: The State of Federal Training

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A Chief Learning Officer (CLO) is the highest-ranking corporate officer in charge of learning management.  CLOs may be experts in corporate or personal training, with degrees in education, instructional design, business or similar fields. The TOC Professional Development Program on Tuesday, November 12, featured three Federal CLOs: Mark Kern, Federal Trade Commission Dustin Norwood, US Patent and Trade Office Suzannah … Read More

Illustrating Ideas: Simple Drawings with Big Meaning

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Illustrating Ideas: Simple Drawings with Big Meaning

In order to “light the torch” we need a spark! This session is designed to spark ideas through simple drawings. Many people say they can’t draw, claiming, “I can’t even draw a stick figure!” But drawing is a skill everyone can learn. Best of all, it’s a skill that integrates visual, motor, and semantic information which can help you: Explain … Read More

Not Enough Time, Too Much Technology, and No Real Relationships

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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 engaging and dynamic session discusses the complex interplay of these dynamics on human behavior, trust, and compassion with practical … Read More

Brand You – For the Leader in You!

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Everyone wants a promotion sooner or later in their career. Lots of federal employees have become “content” on the job and really reduced themselves down to just the status quo. Why is it that some employees climb the ladder of success much faster than others? It’s not just about your resume or how well you interview anymore. Branding plays a … Read More

Connecting Strengths to Concrete Career Development

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In this session, Adelle J. Dantzler, M.S.Ed. will introduce to some and refresh others on Strengthsfinders 2.0 and how training professionals, especially in government, can use it to connect the strengths of workers to concrete ways to focus and develop their career plans. Using a collaborative approach, Adelle will use Strengthsfinders to explore innovative ways to focus an employee on … Read More

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

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2018 and the years leading up to it have created a very divisive and politically challenging environment for a number of Federal employees.  With shifting priorities, Agency consolidation recommendations, budget reductions, resignations of key senior administration officials coupled with a significant increase in departures of senior executive servants, Government employees find it sometimes difficult to remain focused on accomplishing their … Read More

Elevating Consciousness in the Nation’s Capital: A Local Experiment with Global Intention

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What can learning & development professionals do to create a flourishing workplace? Consider this: Complexity of the times we live in has increased- a higher level of consciousness is needed to address the current challenges 33% of the US Employees are engaged at work compared to 70%, which we find in the world’s best organizations 85% of adults worldwide are … Read More

Get Along Better with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere … Communicate, Cooperate, Connect

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According to Bill Sullivan of Agilent Technologies, “50% of all the obstacles to our success center around team dynamics. Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” In other words you can have the best plans, strategies and techniques, however if people aren’t working together as well as they can, or interpersonal and organizational communication in not up to par, teamwork suffers. The … Read More