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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) $149.00 Host College (Member) $199.00
Host College (Non-Member) $199.00 Host College (Non-Member) $249.00
Member College $179.00 Member College $229.00
Non-Member College $229.00 Non-Member College $279.00

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

Another New Paradigm: The MillennialZ and Educational TechnologyGlassberg, Sean J.
Another Seat at the Table: A Diversity and Inclusion WorkshopRankine, Nicole
Awaken YOUR Futuristic Mindset: How to Think Like a FuturistJassal, Parminder K.
Best Practices for Design, Delivery, and Student Success When Teaching Online CoursesMosser, Elizabeth A.
Beyond the LMS: Free Digital Learning and Teaching Tools to Enhance Student EngagementGlassberg, Sean J.
Brain-Based Teaching and LearningCosta, Karen
Building a Culture of ReflectionMerliss, Gena
Capture My Heart, Educate My SoulTolbert-Bynum Rivers, Pamela
Deeper STEM Learning Through Metacognitive ConversationsHogan, Nika
Designing and Delivering Inclusive CoursesMerliss, Gena
Developing Reflective PractitionersMerliss, Gena
Educational Psychology Crash Course: Encouraging a Culture of Continued ImprovementMosser, Elizabeth A.
Emotional Intelligence, Student Efficacy, and the Growth MindsetKatz, David
Empathy, Innovation, and CollaborationCardenas, Judith
Engaged Academic Literacy for All With Reading ApprenticeshipHogan, Nika
Everyone Communicates, But Few Connect: Effectively Engaging Today’s LearnerRankine, Nicole
Exercise Toolkit for Virtual Interactive Teaching and LearningSchoem, David
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.
Ignite, Inspire, and Innovate: Integrating Innovation Into Today’s College CoursesCardenas, Judith
Igniting the Light of Online Creativity: The Virtual Inspirational Six (The V-i6)Barr, Stewart
In Transition: Moving Courses (and Faculty) From the Traditional Face-to-Face Mode to Online, Blended, and HyFlex InstructionFreeman, Candice
Meaningful Recognition: “I Like the Way You Said That”Garretson, Wendy
Meeting Students Where They AreMerliss, Gena
Navigating Through New Instructional NormsWilliams, Marcus E.R.
No More Boring Online Classes: Creating Exciting, Engaging, and Effective Live SessionsCohen, Beth, Mahoney, Clea
Preparing for Difficult Classroom Conversations: Strategies for Expert and Novice FacilitatorsHerman, Jennifer H.
Redesigning the Learning Experience: Empathize, Ideate, and Prototype Like a Pro!Cardenas, Judith
Relationships MatterAbascal, Juan R. and Brucato, Dominic
Scheduling for Stability and Growth in Uncertain TimesWalcher, Sheldon
Searching for Tangible Evidence of Critical Thinking SkillsGlassberg, Sean J.
Strategies for Student Learning and Success: Relational Teaching and Classroom Community BuildingSchoem, David
Teaching Critical ThinkingEigenauer, John
Teaching Critical Thinking and Rationality in Science and Math CoursesEigenauer, John
Teaching Critical Thinking in Pre-College English CoursesEigenauer, John
Teaching Critical Thinking OnlineEigenauer, John
Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in Communications CoursesEigenauer, John
Teaching With Your Mouth Shut: Keeping Students Active, Attentive, and Engaged!Landry, Ericka
Teachin’ It! Tips to Facilitate Inclusive, Inquiry-Based Learning OnlineDarling, Felicia
Technology Frenzy: Effectively Incorporating Technology Tools Into the ClassroomLandry, Ericka
The Age of Artificial Intelligence and LearningCardenas, Judith
Tiny Habits of Student SuccessCardenas, Judith
Transforming Cell Phone Distractions Into Personalized Learning InteractionsWilliams, Marcus E.R.
Universal Design for Learning: Understand It, Design It, Live ItMosser, Elizabeth A.
Using The Inspirational Six (The i6) to Rekindle the Light of CreativityBarr, Stewart and Pitucco, Anthony
What’s the Secret to Creating Classroom Discussions That Work?Herman, Jennifer H.
When Mindfulness Meets the ClassroomBiggerstaff, Chelsea

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