NISOD and Pitt Community College to Co-Host Second Regional Workshop

Austin, Texas, October 16, 2018 – The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and Pitt Community College announced they will co-host a second Regional Workshop, scheduled for February 22, 2019, in Winterville, North Carolina. Pitt Community College Regional Workshop image

NISOD’s Regional Workshops bring professional development closer to faculty, administrators, and staff through intensive one-day gatherings held in various 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 North Carolina Regional Workshop, titled Capture My Heart, Educate My Soul, is designed for developmental instructors and faculty who teach “gatekeeper” courses. During the workshop, participants are asked to reflect upon who they are in their classrooms, as well as what they bring to the table for transactional teaching and learning.

Dr. Pamela Tolbert-Bynum Rivers, founder and president of Steps Beyond Remediation—an organization that supports adult students whose access to and success in college has been hindered by placement into developmental education—will facilitate the workshop. Dr. Tolbert-Bynum Rivers is also an associate professor of English at Naugatuck Valley Community College.

“The old ways of teaching are obsolete,” asserts Edward J. Leach, NISOD’s executive director. “Times have changed and any faculty member who wants to stay relevant and effective had better change as well. This workshop will assist in that effort”


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.