NISOD and Copiah-Lincoln Community College to Co-Host Regional Workshop

Austin, Texas, October 16, 2018 – The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and Copiah-Lincoln Community College Copiah-Lincoln Community College Regional Workshop imageannounced they will co-host a Regional Workshop scheduled for January 25, 2019, in Wesson, Mississippi.

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. These localized options help bring some of NISOD’s outstanding resources closer to colleges in an effort to save them time and money.

The Mississippi Regional Workshop, titled Teaching With Your Mouth Shut: Keeping Students Active, Attentive, and Engaged!, explores various active-learning strategies and activities that allow faculty to engage students without being limited to only lectures. Workshop participants receive lesson-planning ideas and learn how to incorporate music into their classrooms.

Dr. Erika Landry, executive director of faculty development at Lonestar College (LSC), will facilitate the workshop. In her role at LSC, Dr. Landry provides high-quality faculty development learning opportunities and workshops and supports campus-level contacts at various LSC locations.

“Now more than ever, community college educators need a variety of effective activities they can apply in their classrooms,” said Edward J. Leach, NISOD’s executive director. “During the workshop, participants will explore several assessment techniques and instructional technologies they can immediately implement in their classrooms.”

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 About NISOD

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 over 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.