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Calhoun Community College Regional Workshop (Katz)

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 workshop, 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 motivation, a sense of inclusion, and equity within the learning environment!

The workshop includes PowerPoint slides, stories, video, breakout room activities, and opportunities for full group discussions, all of which allow participants to interact with each other and process the information in a fast moving and fun format.

  • Demonstrate the impact of emotion on learning.
  • Create positive learning outcomes associated with respectful and affirming relationships.
  • Identify, nurture, and develop talents, rather than focus on weaknesses.
  • Understand how positive emotions expand cognition and creativity.
  • Understand how the affective domain profoundly influences persistence and practice compassionate correction.
  • Apply premises behind the “Growth Mindset” and growing intelligence to our learning environments.

Preliminary Schedule

February 18, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Workshop
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch provided by NISOD.


Calhoun Community College - Huntsville Campus
Multi-Function Room
102 Wynn Dr. NW
Huntsville, AL 35805


Registration Type
Early Registration
on or before
January 21, 2022
Late Registration
January 21, 2022
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 February 4, 2022. A refund of the workshop fee, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by February 4, 2022. Refunds will not be given after February 4, 2022 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

Drury Inn & Suites Huntsville at the Space & Rocket Center (Directly across the street from campus)
93 Wynn Drive NW
Huntsville, AL 35805
(256) 430-9888 

Hampton Inn & Suites Huntsville/Research Park Area
7010 Cabela Drive
Huntsville, AL 35806
(256) 971-1850 

Home2 Suites by Hilton Huntsville/Research Park Area
7010 Cabela Drive
Huntsville, AL 85806
(256) 971-1667

Sleep Inn & Suites Huntsville Near U.S. Space & Rocket Center
4727 University Drive
Huntsville, AL 35816
(256) 382-2583

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