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Bossier Parish Community College Regional Workshop

Emotional Intelligence, Student Efficacy, and the Growth Mindset

Workshop Description

Have you ever wished you could change your students’ attitudes toward more positive engagement in their learning? YOU CAN! The secret rests in appreciating that all of us have a profound impact upon the emotional state of the students that we engage with every day. Whether interacting with individuals or groups, the neuroscience is clear: The affective domain powerfully impacts student cognition, persistence, motivation, and performance. During this multidimensional, highly-interactive, experiential, and fun presentation, participants explore ways to promote positive, enthusiastic, and engaged collaboration among students. They also explore how to encourage student learning in a manner that maximizes their motivation, a sense of inclusion, and equity within the learning environment!

By the end of this workshop, participants know or are able to:
  • Demonstrate the impact of emotion on learning.
  • Describe the positive outcomes of respectful, affirming relationships.
  • Identify, nurture, and develop talents, rather than focus on weaknesses.
  • Understand how positive emotions expand cognition and creativity.
  • Explain how the affective domain profoundly influences persistence.
  • Analyze premises behind the “Growth Mindset” and “Brain Plasticity.”

Participate in a 60-second paper, role-playing demonstrations, pair and share activities, and interviews with feedback.

Participants can claim a digital badge and certificate upon completing the workshop and a post-workshop survey.

Preliminary Schedule

September 17, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Workshop
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Provided by NISOD


Bossier Parish Community College
Building H
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111


Registration Type
Early Registration
on or before
August 20, 2021
Late Registration
August 20, 2021
Host College (Member) $139 $189
Member $169 $219
Non Member $219 $269

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing prior to September 3, 2021. A refund of the workshop fee, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by September 3, 2021. Refunds will not be given after September 3, 2021 or for no-shows. Registrants who have an outstanding balance and do not attend the workshop are responsible for the $25 administrative fee. Substitutions are accepted at any time prior to the workshop by submitting a written request to Kelley Berley. The individual requesting the transfer is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with the transfer.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NISOD meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendees’ image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities by NISOD.

About the Facilitator

David R. Katz III recently retired as the Executive Director of Organizational Development at Mohawk Valley Community College, where he completed a 38-year teaching, coaching, and leadership career. As MVCC’s Executive Director he created, implemented, and oversaw programs aimed at developing a vibrant culture of personal and professional enrichment that reinforced organizational goals focused around student success and empowerment. David was also directly involved in mentoring faculty and staff on pedagogical, motivational, and leadership issues at venues including MVCC, community college campuses throughout America, national educational conferences, and to public and corporate audiences, which is now his primary professional pursuit and passion. David holds an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Camden County Community College, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts with a major in Political Science and a minor in Secondary Education, and a master’s degree in Political Science from Villanova University.

Hotel Information

Springhill Suites Shreveport-Bossier City/Louisiana Downs
8010 E. Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111-7016
(318) 747-7772 

Comfort Suites Bossier City - Shreveport East
7950 East Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
(318) 742-3444 

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Bossier City
7970 East Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
(318) 841-9800

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