NISOD and Bossier Parish Community College to Co-Host Regional Workshop

Bossier Parish Regional Workshop Austin, Texas, September 4, 2018 – The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and Bossier Parish Community College (Bossier City, Louisiana) have announced they will co-host a Regional Workshop, scheduled for February 22, 2019.

NISOD’s Regional Workshops bring professional development closer to faculty, administrators, and staff through intensive one-day gatherings held throughout the country. These localized options help bring NISOD’s outstanding resources closer to colleges in an effort to save them time and money.

The workshop, titled “Teaching Critical Thinking,” focuses on how participants can create lesson plans that enhance critical-thinking skills across disciplines. Participants also learn how these skills can be easily and accurately measured.

Dr. John Eigenauer, the workshop facilitator, and NISOD Excellence Award recipient, pioneered argument mapping as a means of teaching critical reasoning and has authored several publications about the dispositions of teaching critical thinking.

“Dr. Eigenauer will facilitate the workshop and share precise pedagogical methods that help students at any level improve their critical-thinking skills,” said Edward J. Leach, NISOD’s executive director. “This workshop is a chance for participants to hear from a national leader on teaching critical thinking and to ask questions and get information not easily available through other channels.”

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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 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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Please contact Edward Leach at or (512) 232-1430 for additional information or to arrange to have a workshop brought to your campus or region.