Call for Presentations

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The Call for Presentations is closed. Please contact Sheryl Powell if you are interested in submitting a proposal.

NOTE: All primary contacts for the submitted proposals have been notified via email regarding the status of their proposal. If you have not received an email, please check your spam folder. If you cannot locate it, please email Kelley Berley to request another email be sent.


The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) announces its Call for Presentations for the 2020 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence. You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for a Breakout Session or Roundtable Discussion or a three-hour Preconference Seminar that addresses important issues facing today’s community and technical colleges.

Why Present

  • Amazing professional development opportunity.
  • Collaborate with experts in the field.
  • Presenters receive a $50 conference registration discount.
  • Receive recognition for and feedback about your practice or program.
  • Expand your professional portfolio.
  • Be part of a dynamic community that has made NISOD’s conference the “must-attend” event for over 40 years.

Presentation Types

Conference Tracks

NISOD is excited to announce new conference tracks. The conference has always evolved in response to new challenges and opportunities facing community and technical colleges. These leading-edge tracks set a new standard for research and solutions that will shape the future of teaching and learning, while helping us create a dynamic program related to improving student achievement.

  • Career and Technical Education, Apprenticeships, and Internships
  • College Readiness, Remediation, ESL, and First-Generation Students
  • Competency-Based Education and Other Alternate Credentialing Strategies
  • Contemporary and Progressive Teaching, Counseling, and Advising Strategies
  • Emerging Issues and Trends at Community and Technical Colleges
  • Entrepreneurship, Strategic Alliances, and Collaborations
  • Evidence and Inquiry, Predictive Analytics, and Other Data Considerations
  • Faculty Hiring, Development, Support, and Governance
  • Guided Pathways and Other Completion and Transfer Efforts
  • Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Libraries, Makerspaces, Fablabs, and Other Active Learning Sites
  • Using Technology to Improve Student and Organizational Outcomes

Do you have an innovative practice or cutting-edge research you want to share with your colleagues from across the world? Don’t hesitate: submit your presentation proposal today!

Submission Guidelines

All proposals should include the following:

  • Engaging program format that involves the audience and stimulates discussion.
  • Conceptually strong foundation, well-written, with clearly stated outcomes and appropriately documented theory, research, and/or experience.
  • Qualified presenters with expertise/experience in the subject matter.

Additional Information

  • Presentations will be reviewed for relevance and purpose to provide a balanced educational program.
  • All for-profit and non-profit companies or organizations other than colleges and K-12 schools that want to present a session are required to participate in the conference as an exhibitor or sponsor.  
  • Presenters must register and pay the conference registration fee by April 10, 2020 to confirm participation.
  • Presenters are paid neither honoraria nor expenses.
  • NISOD reserves the right to make changes to proposed presentation titles and descriptions, to place sessions in alternative topic areas, and to encourage joint presentations if multiple proposals are submitted on similar topics.

Click here to view the Call For Presentations Informational Webinar.


January 31, 2020
Deadline to submit proposal

February 3-7, 2020
Presenters notified about proposal selections

February 21, 2020
Presenter agreement forms due back to NISOD

February 24-29, 2020
Presenters notified by email when their sessions are scheduled

April 10, 2020
Super Early Bird Deadline ($100 Discount)
Deadline to register to receive the $50 presenter discount

May 1, 2020
Early Bird Registration Deadline ($50 Discount)
Hotel discount cut-off date

May 23-26, 2020
2020 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence