Hack Your Box for 2022 and Beyond!

Chris

If there was ever a time when the world needs to think out of the box, it is now. “Think out of the box,” is a common phrase used to encourage creativity or new thinking, but: What exactly is “the box”? How do I think outside it? Thinking in the box isn’t inherently bad. It’s unconscious patterns of thinking, delivering … Read More

Take Control by Cultivating Intentional Culture

Chris

Business team meeting and working at office desk, hands top view

Looking for a way to tune up your team? Know the best way to make things stick when culture needs to evolve and change? In today’s forced-virtual world, it’s more important than ever for a leader to take control of culture rather than to be controlled by culture. You need a deliberate approach to crafting a solid, actionable, and intentional … Read More

TOC 65th Annual Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony

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Training Officers Consortium Logo

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 … Read More

Webinar: L&D’s Opportunity to Help Engineer the Future Organization

Chris

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 … Read More

**POSTPONED** 2020 Annual Institute

Chris

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.    

An Immersive Introduction to Design Thinking

Chris

This session will be an immersive activity meant to give you a full cycle through the design thinking process in a 90 minute short session. This approach to learning what design thinking is all about will be exciting and fun! You will work in groups of four (two teams of two). There will be very little if any “lecture.” Instead … Read More

Illustrating Ideas: Simple Drawings with Big Meaning

Chris

Jeanette taking illustrated notes at TOCAI19

In order to “light the torch” we need a spark! This session is designed to spark ideas through simple drawings. You will learn six basic “seed” shapes that will help you draw anything. You will also learn how to use simple drawings to enhance your facilitation skills, boost your visuals, and create memorable and useful tools for learning!

2019 TOC Distinguished Service Award Winner Series: NATO

Chris

This year, TOC was proud to award North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for its work on its development of the Protection of Civilians Virtual Reality Simulator. Its innovative development and design won the 2019 TOC’s Distinguished Service Award for Training Design and Development. In this webinar, join Tony Icaya, a NATO subject matter expert who helped build the tool, in … Read More

2019 TOC Annual Institute

Chris

April 28 – May 1, 2019 at The Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk,VA Even if you are a TOC Registrant, we still need you to register to attend the Annual Institute so we can book the hotel and make the meal arrangements for you. Thank you!

Webinar: Good Leadership, Great Government – Ideas & Strategies for Federal Leaders

Chris

In order for agencies to ensure progress and reach evolving mission goals, professional development among leadership is imperative. The benefits of sustained leadership development are numerous, including improved job performance, increased employee engagement and enhanced workforce skills, to name a few. The Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of Currency’s innovative Continuous Leadership eXperience (CLX) program enables agency … Read More