CALL for INTENT to APPLY to Host 2025 INED In Person


Wedneday, May 15, 2024: Declaration of Intent to Apply to Host due

Tuesday, May 21, 2024: Invitations to submit a full proposal will be issued

Wednesday, June 19, 2024: Full proposals due


The Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education is inviting members to submit a proposal to host the 2025 POD Institute for New Educational Developers (INED) in person via a two-step process.

Declaration of Intent to Apply to Host: Members who are interested should complete this form by Wednesday, May 15, 2024, to declare intent to submit a proposal. The form asks prospective hosts to briefly describe (in one to two paragraphs):

  • Planning team
  • Vision for INED 2025
  • Experience with multi-day event or conference planning
  • Proposed location

Full Proposal: The POD Professional Development Committee (PDC) will extend invitations to submit a full proposal for the 2025 INED by Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Proposals to host the 2025 INED in person will be due by Wednesday, June 19, to Emily Magruder, member of the POD Professional Development Committee (PDC).

Complete details for this Call can be found on the POD website here.

Declare Intent to Apply to Host POD INED 2025 by Wednesday, May 15, 2024


The POD Network has sponsored the INED over more than two decades to mentor new practitioners and facilitate excellence in practice among its members. For most of its history, the institute was held in person every other year over three to five days. Events of the last five years have led the INED into new modalities: state travel bans prompted the addition of remote access options to the in-person Institute 2019, and the pandemic caused the 2020 Institute to be postponed and then redesigned for online delivery in 2021. To reach the broadest range of educational developers, the INED is now offered annually, alternating modality: in person in odd years and fully online in even years. The 2025 INED is to take place in person.

As a signature program for the POD Network, the INED should reflect the organization’s mission and its values of collaboration, equity, and evidence. Hosts are entrusted to assemble, through an open call, a diverse group of educational developers to serve as INED faculty and enact these values. Hosts are charged with constructing a curriculum informed by the Educational Developer Competency Framework tool developed by the Professional Development Committee (PDC) to achieve the INED learning outcomes. 

Complete details for this Call can be found on the POD website here.