2020 Annual Institute

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April 19-22, 2020 at the Clarion Fountainebleau in Ocean City, MD    

TOC Award Winners, Where Are They Now?

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Register now and join us Tuesday, May 28th at 12:00pm as we catch up with past TOC Distinguished Service Award winners. TOC Executive Board member and Awards Committee Chair Shanda Adams will discuss the various awards TOC gives to distinguished winners. She’ll introduce you to a few previous award winners and ask them to talk about their winning projects. They … Read More

Passing the Baton: Building Momentum in Your Trenches

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The burdens and blessings of leading (and following) are magnified during times of stress. How do you get your reports to take on more initiative and responsibility in the office and in their lives? Is the victim mode alive and well at your agency? According to Michael Maccoby, the people who will help you succeed aren’t all just like you … Read More

2019 TOC Annual Institute

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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!

TOCAI19 Pre-Institute Workshops

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We are excited to pilot pre-Institute workshops for the 2019 Annual Institute. Our 80th year program theme continues as we are “Learning from our past. Leading into your future.” Join us for one of two free pre-conference workshops that will prepare you for your future. Workshops will be help on Sunday, April 28 and begin promptly at 1pm. You must … Read More

Webinar: 2019 Annual Institute Preview

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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 Federal Learning & Development and Human … 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 session discusses the complex interplay of these dynamics on human behavior, trust, and compassion with practical tips on how … Read More

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

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With the swirl of headlines and the churn among senior political appointees across all Departments and Agencies, Government employees find it sometimes difficult to remain focused on accomplishing their work and striving towards achieving their agency’s mission.  Federal employees must remain apolitical at work, but certainly the changing political landscape can impact them in their day to day.