CLO Panel: The State of Federal Training

Chris Professional Development Program

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

Webinar: Beyond Ransomware and Phishing: A Leader’s Role in Creating a Cybersecurity Culture

Chris Webinar

Watch the recording. Download the slides. (.pptx) We live in a digital world where adversaries are constantly seeking ways to exploit vulnerabilities, cybersecurity initiatives don’t always produce return on investment, “when” rather than “if” is why incident response teams are a necessary, and insider threats challenge our ability to safeguard our organization’s critical assets. In this session, learn why leaders … Read More

Webinar: Nurturing the Flame of Learning and Spreading Knowledge

Chris Webinar

Watch the recording. Download the slides. (.pptx) As we start the 2020 program year, we are inspired by our theme: “Workforce 2020: Igniting the Flame; Carrying the Torch.” In this first webinar of the year, we’ll look at how TOC has started igniting the flame. We’ll start with the end in mind by asking and answering some important questions: Why … Read More

Illustrating Ideas: Simple Drawings with Big Meaning

Chris Professional Development Program

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

Webinar: 2018 TOC Distinguished Service Award Winners, where are they now?

Chris Webinar

Webinar banner: 2018 TOC Award Winners, Where are they now

Click here to watch the recording. View all of the recent Distinguished Service Award winners on the TOC Award Winners page. TOC Awards Committee Co-Chair Shanda Adams discusses the various awards TOC gives to distinguished winners.  She’ll introduce you to four previous award winners and ask them to talk about their winning projects.  They will review their projects and give … Read More

Webinar: 2019 Annual Institute Preview

Chris Webinar

Click here to watch the recording. Have you been to a conference and wondered what the sessions would be like? What if you could get a preview of some of the topics ahead of time? The 2019 TOC Annual Institute is upon us — 3 days of networking with peers and learning best practices, case studies, and tools available to … Read More

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

Chris Professional Development Program

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

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

Chris Professional Development Program

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