Co-Host a NISOD/ACUE Seminar

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), in collaboration with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), is pleased to offer Seminars designed specially for community and technical college educators.

Similar to NISOD’s Regional Workshops, NISOD/ACUE Seminars deliver high-quality and high-impact learning experiences for faculty members. In addition, these Seminars also provide faculty members with a unique, blended-learning opportunity to earn digital badges as credit toward ACUE’s Certificate in Effective College Instruction, a nationally recognized credential endorsed by and co-issued with the American Council on Education (ACE).

Seeking Co-Host Colleges

Would your college like to serve as a co-host college for a NISOD/ACUE Seminar? Ideal co-host sites are those with several other community and technical colleges within a relatively short driving distance (2-3 hours or less).

In exchange for serving as a co-host institution, Seminar participants from your college receive a significant registration discount (see below).

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Early Registration Rate Late Registration Rate
Member College $259 Member College $289
Non-Member College $299 Non-Member College $329
Host College (Member) $249 Host College (Member) $279
Host College (Non-Member) $289 Host College (Non-Member) $319

NISOD/ACUE Seminar Schedule

  • NISOD/ACUE Seminars are typically four to five hours in length, which includes a “Session A,” a “Session B,” and a one-hour lunch or refreshment break.
  • NISOD/ACUE Seminars cover two topics: one topic (Session A) prior to the break, and a second topic (Session B) following the break.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • NISOD manages all pre-workshop and onsite registration logistics, including hosting the online registration and other necessary web pages.
  • ACUE facilitates and delivers the Seminar.
  • The co-host college, ACUE, and NISOD work together to identify an ideal date for the Seminar.
  • The co-host college, ACUE, and NISOD work together to select a Seminar topic.
  • The co-host college provides a meeting room (with desks/tables) large enough to hold 50-100 people.
  • The co-host college helps to promote the Seminar to its sister institutions within the state.
  • The co-host college provides a projector, screen, and, depending on audience size, possibly a microphone and speakers. Wi-Fi is required.
  • NISOD and ACUE reserve the right to set an early registration deadline and to require a minimum number of participants (typically 50 participants).

Become a Co-Host College

There is not a whole lot of legwork involved on the college’s end when co-hosting a NISOD/ACUE Seminar, plus you will be able to provide your college’s faculty, administrators, and staff access to a cost-effective, high-quality, and high-impact learning experience!

Currently Scheduled Seminars

Is co-hosting a NISOD/ACUE Seminar something your college is interested in? If so, please contact Edward Leach at or Ashley Dowden at for additional information or to arrange to have a Seminar brought to your region.

About NISOD: For community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars, NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources. For over 40 years, NISOD has aligned a wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.”

About ACUE: The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) believes that all college students deserve an extraordinary education and that faculty members play a critical role in their success. In partnership with institutions of higher education nationwide, ACUE supports and credentials faculty members in the use of evidence-based teaching practices that drive student engagement, retention, and learning. Faculty members who complete ACUE courses earn certificates in effective college instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education. ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice connects college educators from across the country through member forums, podcasts, and updates on the latest developments in the scholarship of teaching and learning. To learn more, visit