A collection of resources from our TOC Community to help with the current crisis. Check back often to find new entries.

Cornerstone Cares (Cornerstone OnDemand) a free website with consolidated data and information surrounding COVID-19, prevention of infection, as well as options for making the most of working remotely.

TurningPoint Web. Turning Technologies is offering free 60-day licenses to TurningPoint Web for TOC Registrants. TurningPoint Web can be extremely helpful in engaging learners and providing documentation of results if virtual training is being done during this crisis. It can also help with collaboration and decision-making during virtual meetings. Follow https://www.turningtechnologies.com/turningpoint/turningpoint-web/ for some ideas on how TurningPoint Web can help, and contact fellow TOC Registrant Greg Alexander galexander@turningtechnologies.com to get your license activated.

Government Technology magazine. A Resource Guide to Coronavirus for Government Leaders. The novel coronavirus has tested the durability of federal, state and local governments around the country and the world. This list of resources is meant to connect leaders with useful tools to aid in response efforts.

Management Concepts blog. “Remaining Productive During the Pandemic.” Explore some practical ways we can keep things moving in the right direction.

Concerning Learning’s Deadra Welcome has a series of tools and thought exercises for trainers tasked with moving their content online. Read through The New Normal for Trainers and check out her New Normal Toolkit.

Team Results USA’s John Kolm reminds us: “Real leadership is about reducing uncertainty so that the wild swings between highest hopes and deepest fears ease a little, and the race to the bottom in panic levels is arrested.”
Read his full post here on LinkedIn Pulse, or this PDF version if you can’t access LinkedIn.

Write & Speak Like the News‘s Hank Wallace advises, “Especially in a crisis, lead with the future — not background.” At hankwallace.com/crisis-communication.html , see (1) why leading with background often compounds a crisis, (2) 5 reasons conventional business writing and speaking, even in a crisis, usually bury the lead and (3) crisis journalism that responsibly leads with the future — not background — about Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 and President Kennedy’s assassination.

Coronavirus Sanity Guide from 10 Percent Happier, as recommended by TOC’s own Shanda Adams. In times like these, we need practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. The meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks on this page will help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos. We’re adding more resources as they’re created – so keep checking back.

How do the world’s leading organizations handle worry and uncertainty in work teams? Team Results USA’s CEO John Kolm is hosting a webinar entitled“Dealing With The Worried Team”on April 1 at 1pm EDT. Discover five leadership tips for handling the worried work team, based on 25 years of working in this field with world-leading clients like IBM, Toyota, Pfizer, the State Department, the FDA and NASA – as well as many small businesses. This is Team Results USA’s way of giving back, at a time when leaders have both the space and the need for new approaches. To be a part of this free webinar, click here to get login credentials.

Responding Together to COVID-19. From our friends at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), these learning resources were designed for frontline workers who do not have the option to work from home and need guidance on how to work safely while mitigating the spread of COVID-19. The resources are available on mobile devices and are designed to be completed in approximately 15-20 minutes. Derilene McCloud from SNHU encourages you to share these with all employees or persons who could benefit from the learning.

Management Concepts is teaming up with Young Government Leaders (YGL) to present a webinar on “Mindfulness and Meditation In Times Of Crisis” on March 31 at 1pm. Research overwhelmingly shows the power of mindfulness practices for effective leadership during times of turmoil and crisis. This webinar will explore the concept of mindfulness in relation to leadership and provide tips for practicing mindfulness. Register here.

George Washington University is launching a series of virtual meet-ups called Co-VITA19 Social Medicine: Mobilizing Community Wellbeing through Leadership Conversations to help our communities at this difficult time. Review the whole schedule, pick the sessions meaningful to you, and participate in this online discussion.

TOC’s Laniera Jones shares the news that online course giant Coursera is offering free courses: “To help our community during this critical time, we’re launching new, free resources, as well as surfacing interesting course collections, community discussions, and expert interviews. We’ll continue to update this list with new resources as we have them—stay tuned!” See the full list of courses.

From Tech for Learners, this is web-enabled search for products and services offered by EdTech companies. Are you looking for a specific tool to meet a need? Search by numerous categories to discover what products and services are provided to help you meet your learning and teaching needs for schools, districts, states, universities, the workforce, families, and learners.

John Riordan , a TOCAI20 presenter, offers these tips for remote teams, including Videoconference Tips, 10 Ways to Successfully Manage Virtual Teams, and his 3 Keys in a Crisis workbook which helps teams figure out what to focus on, how to stay connected and what tools to use.

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