NISOD Announces Its Next Workshop Location

Austin, Texas, August 25, 2017 – The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) announced its next Regional Workshop, scheduled for February 9, 2018. The workshop will take place at the Tampa Marriot Westshore Hotel in Tampa, Florida.

NISOD’s Regional Workshops bring professional development closer to faculty, administrators, and staff through intensive one-day gatherings held in strategic locations throughout the country.

The workshop, titled “Emotional Intelligence, Efficacy, and Success,” will explore the ways faculty and other professional colleagues can increase student success and professional growth by improving attitudes toward work, relationships, and learning. Executive Director of Organizational Development at Mohawk Valley Community College, David R. Katz III, will facilitate the workshop.

“Studies have shown that emotional intelligence is positively related to self-efficacy and can predict academic and professional achievement,” said Edward J. Leach, NISOD’s Executive Director. “This workshop is a tremendous opportunity for faculty, administrators, and staff to learn how to deal with adverse situations using effective coping skills, and how they can pass those skills on to their students.”

Visit to register and for more information, including lodging options and a schedule of the day’s events.


The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges. For community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars, NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources. For nearly 40 years, NISOD’s customer-focused approach has helped align our wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.” For more information about NISOD, visit

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If you would like more information about NISOD’s Regional Workshops, please contact Edward J. Leach at