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Co-Host a Regional Workshop

NISOD has assembled an outstanding collection of workshops designed specifically for community and technical college educators. Regional Workshops bring together educators from around your area to network, be inspired, and learn best practices from one another.

Would your college like to co-host a Regional Workshop? Ideal host sites are those with several other community and technical colleges within a relatively short driving distance.

In exchange for co-hosting a Regional Workshop, workshop participants from your college receive a deep registration discount!

Registration Type Early Registration Late
Host College (Member) $200.00 $250.00
Host College (Non-Member) $350.00 $400.00
Member College $250.00 $300.00
Non-Member College $400.00 $450.00

Regional Workshop Schedule

  • Although other arrangements can be made, Regional Workshops are typically held on a Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. with a 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. lunch provided by NISOD.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • NISOD manages all pre-workshop and onsite registration logistics, including hosting the online registration and other web pages.
  • NISOD contracts with the Regional Workshop facilitator and pays and reimburses him or her for travel and other expenses.
  • The co-host college and NISOD work together to identify an ideal date for the workshop.
  • The co-host college and NISOD work together to select a workshop topic.
  • The co-host college provides a meeting room (with desks/tables) large enough to hold 50-100 people. Approximately 50 participants registered by the Early Registration Deadline are required for Regional Workshops to “make.”
  • The co-host college provides a projector, screen, Wi-Fi, and wireless microphone and speakers.
  • The co-host college assists in promoting the workshop to other institutions in the area.

Professional Recognition

NISOD has partnered with Credly to provide participants with a verifiable version of their Regional Workshop credential. In addition to receiving a downloadable Certificate of Completion, workshop participants can also receive a digital badge they can share via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, email, as well as embed on their personal website!

Co-Host a Regional Workshop

Provide your college’s faculty, administrators, and staff access to a cost-effective, high-quality, and high-impact learning experience! Please contact Edward Leach at or (512) 232-1430 for additional information or to arrange to have a workshop brought to your region.

Spartanburg Community College hosted a NISOD Regional Workshop titled “The Age of Artificial Intelligence and Learning” facilitated by Judith Cardenas. The support from NISOD made it very easy to host the workshop. They assisted with marketing to and registering participants, explained the desired room set up, and even ordered lunch! The workshop itself was terrific; it was definitely a hands-on experience and a great example of the power of active learning. Participants were thoroughly engaged throughout the entire workshop. The information and activities shared led me to consider how we interact with our students and the powerful impact that artificial intelligence processes could have on improving that interaction. I would definitely recommend hosting a NISOD Regional Workshop to any college interested in high-quality professional development opportunities.

Cheryl Cox, Ph.D., Sr. Vice President, Academic Affairs
Spartanburg Community College

I have received several thank you’s from our faculty. I would love to host another Regional Workshop. It’s a great way for me to offer high-quality professional development to our faculty and staff.

Dr. Cindy Kelley, President
Madisonville Community College

Available Workshops

15 Invaluable Laws of GrowthDuguid, Stephanie
Best Practices for Design, Delivery, and Student Success When Teaching Online CoursesMosser Knight, Elizabeth
Bridging the Great Divide: Creating an Equitable and Comprehensive Academic Support Model in the ClassroomHolder, Tyson
Building a Comprehensive HyFlex Experience: Applying Learning Theory, Instructional Design Principles, and Empathic Assessment to Achieve Student Success Freeman, Candice
Capture My Heart, Educate My SoulTolbert-Bynum Rivers, Pamela
Deeper STEM Learning Through Metacognitive ConversationsHogan, Nika
Designing Your Online Career Readiness Course: How to Implement Design ThinkingMoore, Marian
Emotional Intelligence, Self-Efficacy, Growth Mindset: Insights From Neuroscience to Empower Learners and Build EquityKatz III, David
Engaged Academic Literacy for All With Reading ApprenticeshipHogan, Nika
Everyone Communicates, But Few Connect: Effectively Engaging Today’s LearnerRankine, Nicole
Faculty Chats: Collaboration and Idea Sharing for Student SuccessLandry, Ericka
Flipped Learning: Pathway to Student SuccessChristensen, Erik
How to Manage Student Behavior Without Really TryingGlassberg, Sean J.
In Transition: Moving Courses (and Faculty) From the Traditional Face-to-Face Mode to Online, Blended, and HyFlex InstructionFreeman, Candice
Institutionalizing OER: Tips, Tricks, and StrategiesChristensen, Erik
Intercultural Communications for Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing Individuals Within Higher EducationHorvath, Stephanie
Keeping Us Engaged:Putting Student Stories (and Evidence) into ActionHarrington, Christine
Motivational Syllabus Boot Camp: Redesign Your SyllabusHarrington, Christine
Preparing for Difficult Classroom Conversations: Strategies for Expert and Novice FacilitatorsHerman, Jennifer
Relationships MatterAbascal, Juan; Brucato, Dominic
Teaching Critical Thinking and Rationality in Science and Math CoursesEigenauer, John
Teaching Critical Thinking in Humanities and Social Sciences CoursesEigenauer, John
Teaching Critical Thinking in Pre-Collegiate English CoursesEigenauer, John
Teaching From and for the Heart Lawler, Aaron
Teaching With Your Mouth Shut: Keeping Students Active, Attentive, and Engaged!Landry, Ericka
Trauma-Informed Teaching and LearningRobbins, Melissa
When Mindfulness Meets the ClassroomBiggerstaff, Chelsea
Working With Maps and Visual Data in the Classroom Liner, Rusti
Zero-to-Animator for Educators: How to Create and Use Animation for Collaborative and Engaging Classrooms Bray, Jesse

Regional Workshops 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. For more information about NISOD’s conference or to register, visit