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Join Us at NISOD for an Advisor Pre-Conference

Join Us at NISOD for an Advisor Pre-Conference

Phi Theta Kappa is once again partnering with the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) to host a pre-conference training opportunity for Phi Theta Kappa advisors. NISOD, an organization committed to promoting excellence in teaching, learning and leadership at community and technical colleges, hosts an annual conference every May in Austin, Texas.

This event will help advisors to be better-equipped for their Phi Theta Kappa leadership roles while also enjoying a discounted rate to participate in the full NISOD Conference, May 27–30 at the Hilton Austin.

There is no charge for the Advisor Pre-Conference, which will be held Sunday, May 28, from 10 am-4 pm. Advisors are not required to register for the full NISOD Conference in order to attend the Pre-Conference.

“This two-in-one professional development opportunity allows advisors to be better-prepared Phi Theta Kappa advisors while also furthering their educational skills at the NISOD Conference,” said Jennifer Stanford, Phi Theta Kappa’s Associate Vice President of Student Engagement. “While the Advisor Pre-Conference will especially benefit new advisors, any advisor may attend.”

Space is limited and advance registration is required no later than May 19, 2017.

If a waiting list is necessary for the Advisor Pre-Conference, preference will be given to advisors who have never attended an Advisor Institute/Pre-Conference.

The Advisor Pre-Conference will cover the following topics:

  • Promoting Pathways: Transfer and Career-Ready Through Phi Theta Kappa Membership
  • Honors in Action & College Projects: College & Community Collaborations
  • Online Chapter Management Tools for Advisors
  • Why Reach for REACH Rewards?
  • From Good to Great: Transformational Student Leadership

While attendance of the full NISOD Conference isn’t required to attend the Advisor Pre-Conference, advisors are sure to benefit from the special sessions focusing on the latest trends and challenges in the community college arena.

The NISOD Excellence Award recipients will also be honored during the conference. Twenty-three Phi Theta Kappa advisors will receive this award:

Paul Buchanan, Gamma Omicron Chapter, Kilgore College, TX

Ragan Chastain, Sigma Lambda Chapter, Calhoun Community College, AL

Alison Davis, Beta Nu Upsilon Chapter, Pitt Community College, NC

Sylvia de Hoyos, Alpha Pi Iota Chapter, Palo Alto College, TX

Amy de la Zerda, Alpha Zeta Epsilon Chapter, Pasco-Hernando State College, FL

Danielle "Dani" DuCharme, Phi Omicron Chapter, Waubonsee Community College, IL

Candace Eldridge, Alpha Zeta Eta Chapter, North Lake College, TX

Dr. Margaret Emblom-Callahan, Tau Nu Chapter, Northern Virginia Community College, VA

Dr. Nicole Grose, Alpha Mu Tau Chapter, Collin College, TX

Roxanne Hill, Omega Kappa Chapter, Vernon College, TX

Jeremy Hinck, Beta Epsilon Mu Chapter, South Texas College, TX

Stacie Kyhn, Alpha Theta Delta Chapter, Central Arizona College, AZ

Darrell Lagace, Alpha Alpha Alpha Chapter, Zane State College, OH

Ronald Layne, Alpha Upsilon Eta Chapter, Asheville–Buncombe Technical Community College, NC

Erika Lytle, Alpha Upsilon Eta Chapter, Asheville–Buncombe Technical Community College, NC

Amy MacPherson, Rho Pi Chapter, Phoenix College, AZ and Arizona Regional Coordinator

Stephanie Meadows, Alpha Eta Phi Chapter, Halifax Community College, NC

Lee Miller, Beta Phi Eta Chapter, Barton Community College, KS

Kara Neely, Lambda Iota Chapter, Olive-Harvey College, IL

Robert "Bob" Nottebart, Zeta Xi Chapter, Wharton County Junior College, TX

Laura Ramirez Cruz, Theta Theta Chapter, Laredo Community College, TX

Derk Riechers, Alpha Chi Pi Chapter, Florence–Darlington Technical College, SC

Jason Scheller, Omega Kappa Chapter, Vernon College, TX

“We are so proud of these outstanding advisors for being recognized for their hard work and dedication to their students and colleges,” Stanford said. “We hope that as many of our advisors as possible will take advantage of the professional development available through the NISOD Conference while they are in Austin for our Pre-Conference.”




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