NISOD Debuts Regional Workshops in 2017

AUSTIN, TX [October 10, 2016]: The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) will launch its first-ever Regional Workshop on February 10, 2017, at the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The goal of NISOD’s Regional Workshops is to bring professional development closer to faculty, administrators, and staff through condensed one-day meetings held in strategic locations throughout the country.

This first workshop in Chattanooga will focus on two important topics. John Eigenauer, Professor, Philosophy, Taft College, will present on critical thinking, and David R. Katz III, Executive Director, Organizational Development, Mohawk Valley Community College, will present on emotional intelligence. For registration and other information, including a schedule of the day’s events, visit

“Our Regional Workshops represent another new frontier for NISOD, one where we can bring our educational expertise and compelling, meaningful content to new audiences,” said Edward J. Leach, NISOD’s executive director. “We’re thrilled to build upon NISOD’s legacy as we partner with amazing talent around the country to develop and deliver rich content.”

Regional Workshops will supplement NISOD’s offerings of professional development programs and resources, which culminate with NISOD’s Annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence held every Memorial Day weekend in Austin, Texas. NISOD’s annual conference is noted as the premier convening of community and technical college faculty, administrators, and staff who strive for excellence in leadership, teaching, and learning. The 2017 conference will be held May 27-30 at the Hilton Austin. For more information about the 2017 conference or to register, visit


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