Authentic Leadership in a Context of Crisis

Chris Symposium

We each have an inner sense that tells us when we are experiencing authenticity, integrity, and congruency. However, that inner knowing can become clouded and distorted by fear. How can leaders provide assurance and confidence to move forward and through a crisis without false promises or blaming and shaming others to provide the the temporary security others may be seeking? … Read More

Managing Teams in a Remote Environment

Chris Webinar

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Watch the recording. Download the Further Reading document. (PDF) 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. … Read More

Webinar: Virtual Vitality! Crowd-sourcing for resilience

Chris Webinar

Watch the Recording 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. This interactive discussion gave the audience the opportunity to share experiences and information to help refine our resilience in … Read More

TOC 65th Annual Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony

Chris TOC Awards

Watch the recording. 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. The 65th Annual Awards Ceremony was held virtually on September 15, 2020 from 12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. … Read More

TOC Program Year Kickoff and Moving from Diversity and Inclusion to Equity and Belonging

Chris Professional Development Program

Watch the Recording (“Moving from Diversity and Inclusion to Equity and Belonging” begins at 28:02) Download the TOC 2020-21 Program Year slides. Download the Moving from Diversity and Inclusion to Equity and Belonging slides. 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 … Read More

Webinar: The Art and Science of the Virtual Classroom: A Deep Dive into Logistics and Facilitation

Chris Webinar

Watch the recording. 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 … Read More

Webinar: Enhancing Stress Resiliency

Chris Webinar

Watch the Recording. Download the handouts from Karen’s website. Use the code POSITIVITY to finish the download. 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 … Read More

Webinar: Tips for Converting ILT to Virtual Classroom Delivery

Chris Webinar

Due to the high demand for this webinar, TOC worked with partner Cornerstone On Demand to host the event on the Cornerstone webinar platform. Thank you, Cornerstone! Watch the Recording on the Cornerstone OnDemand website. Download the handout. [PDF] “Deliver that training online!” It’s easy for your boss (or their boss) to say that, but successfully converting classroom training to … Read More

Resilience: The Art of Failure, Recovery, and Success

Chris Professional Development Program

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 … Read More

Webinar: Building the Business Case for Learning and Development

Chris Webinar

Watch the Recording. 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 … Read More