Call for Presentations 2018-02-09T19:20:48+00:00

Call for Presentations

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The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) is pleased to announce its Call for Presentations for the 2018 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.


January 26 – Presenters notified about proposal selections.

February 5 – Presenter agreement forms due back to NISOD.

Week of February 12 – Presenters notified by email when their sessions are scheduled.

April 13 – Super Early Bird Deadline ($100 Discount) and deadline to receive the $50 presenter registration discount and to confirm participation.

May 4 – Early Bird Registration Deadline ($50 Discount) and Hotel discount cut-off date.

May 26-29 – 2018 International Conference on Teaching and Learning Excellence.

Why Present

  • Amazing professional development opportunity!
  • Collaborate with experts in the field!
  • Presenters receive a $50 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 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 North America and beyond? 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.
  • Presentations will be reviewed for relevance and purpose to provide a balanced educational program.
  • Presenters will be notified about their proposal status via email by January 26, 2018. Presenters must register and pay the conference registration fee by April 13, 2018 to confirm participation. Presenters are paid neither honoraria nor expenses.
Submit Your Proposal