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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 (3 hours or less).

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

Early Registration Rate Late Registration Rate
Host College (Member) $139.00 Host College (Member) $189.00
Host College (Non-Member) $189.00 Host College (Non-Member) $239.00
Member College $169.00 Member College $219.00
Non-Member College $219.00 Non-Member College $269.00

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

Workshop Title Workshop Facilitator
Building a Culture of Reflection Gena Merliss
Deeper STEM Learning Through Metacognitive Conversation Dr. Nika Hogan
Engaged Academic Literacy for All With Reading Apprenticeship Dr. Nika Hogan
The Faculty Role in Guided Pathways Dr. Nicole Matos
Preparing for Difficult Classroom Conversations: Strategies for Expert and Novice Facilitators Dr. Jennifer H. Herman
What’s the Secret to Creating Classroom Discussions That Work? Dr. Jennifer H. Herman
Capture My Heart, Educate My Soul Dr. Pamela Tolbert-Bynum Rivers
Teaching Critical Thinking Online Dr. John Eigenauer
Flipped Learning: Pathway to Student Success Erik Christensen
Emotional Intelligence, Student Efficacy, and the Growth Mindset David R. Katz III
Strategies for Student Learning and Success: Relational Teaching and Classroom Community Building Dr. David Schoem
Teaching With Your Mouth Shut: Keeping Students Active, Attentive, and Engaged! Dr. Ericka Landry
Transforming Cell Phone Distractions Into Personalized Learning Interactions Marcus E.R. Williams
Searching for Tangible Evidence of Critical Thinking Skills Sean J. Glassberg
How to Manage Student Behavior Without Really Trying Sean J. Glassberg
Another New Paradigm: The MillennialZ and Educational Technology Sean J. Glassberg
Ignite, Inspire, and Innovate: Integrating Innovation Into Today’s College Courses Dr. Judith Cardenas
The Age of Artificial Intelligence and Learning Dr. Judith Cardenas
Meaningful Recognition: “I Like the Way You Said That”
Wendy Garretson
Everyone Communicates, but Few Connect: Effectively Engaging Today’s Learner
Dr. Nicole Rankine
Universal Design for Learning: Understand It, Design It, Live It
Elizabeth A. Mosser
Educational Psychology Crash Course: Encouraging a Culture of Continued Improvement
Elizabeth A. Mosser
When Mindfulness Meets the Classroom Chelsea Biggerstaff
Using The Inspirational Six (The i6) to Rekindle the Light of Creativity Stewart Barr, Anthony Pitucco
Awaken YOUR Futuristic Mindset: How to Think Like a Futurist Dr. Parminder K. Jassal
Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain: Science and Strategies to Energize and Enhance Instruction Dr. Janet Zadina
Technology Frenzy: Effectively Incorporating Technology Tools Into the Classroom Dr. Ericka Landry
Faculty Chats: Collaboration and Idea Sharing for Student Success Dr. Ericka Landry
Addressing the Hidden “Learning Disability” of Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma: Science and Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Dr. Janet Zadina
Relationships Matter Juan R. Abascal and Dominic Brucato

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