With the shift to a virtual conference this years, pre-conference sessions are just one of the things that look a little different. Pre-conference sessions will be offered as two-week hybrid events in Spring 2021. Take a look at all the amazing topics that are included!

You will need to register separately for pre-conference sessions as attendance is limited.
No separate registration fee will be required for registered #POD20 attendees.

Keep an eye out for an email with registration information in the next few weeks and put a save-the-date note in your calendar for the session(s) you are interested in.

Creating a Strategic Plan for SoTL at Your Center/Institution

Creating a Strategic Plan for SoTL at Your Center/Institution

January 15-29, 2021
Meeting Times: Fridays 1/15 and 1/29 @ 1:00–2:00pm ET

In this workshop, participants will learn about common SoTL support programming models across institution types; exchange lessons learned; anticipate new challenges; create a strategic SoTL professional development program (re)design plan for their institution; and receive peer feedback on their plans.

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Emerging as a Great Leader with Heart, Soul & Mind

Emerging as a Great Leader with Heart, Soul & Mind

January 22–February 5, 2021
Meeting times: Fridays 1/22 and 2/5 @ 3:00–4:00pm ET

Through a series of exercises, participants will learn strategies to connect deeply with faculty, students, and administrators. By looking inward, transforming themselves, and mobilizing others to grow, participants will co-create a new vision of what it means to lead in a changing world.

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Taking Flight: Starting (or Revitalizing) a New Center for Teaching and Learning

Taking Flight: Starting (or Revitalizing) a New Center for Teaching and Learning

February 3–17, 2021
Meeting times: Wednesdays 2/3 and 2/17 @ 3:00–4:00pm ET

Whether you are opening a new center or revitalizing your current center, these highly interactive sessions will provide an opportunity to work with experienced coaches to develop short- and long-term plans to help your CTL be successful.

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Small & Mighty: Starting & Sustaining Educational Development at Small Colleges & Single-Leadership Programs

Small & Mighty: Starting & Sustaining Educational Development at Small Colleges & Single-Leadership Programs

POD Network Sponsored Session

February 9–18, 2021
Meeting times: Tuesdays and Thursday 2/9, 2/11, 2/16, and 2/18 11:00am–12:00pm EST

This workshop focuses on starting a new or continuing to run a CTL or educational development program at small college or universities or as a solo-practitioners at any type of institution.

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Uncovering hidden resources and strategic partners through asset mapping

Uncovering hidden resources and strategic partners through asset mapping

February 12–26, 2021
Meeting times: TBD

In a time of uncertainty and shrinking budgets, we’re often compelled to do more with less. How can we uncover overlooked resources and potential collaborators within our communities? How can we pool assets instead of competing or reproducing efforts?

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Creating Programs for Adjunct Faculty in a Time of Change

Creating Programs for Adjunct Faculty in a Time of Change

POD Network Sponsored Session: Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty SIG

March 12–26, 2021
Meeting times: Fridays, 3/12 and 3/26 @ 2:00–3:00pm ET

Using the Delphi Project model, facilitators from the Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty SIG will help participants to identify the characteristics and needs of their own adjunct faculty and to arrive at strategies to support them.

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Using Data to Look Forward: Promoting Effective Educational Development Planning and Practice

Using Data to Look Forward: Promoting Effective Educational Development Planning and Practice

March 19–April 2, 2021
Meeting times: Fridays, March 19 and 4/2 @ 2:00-3:30 ET

Using the Delphi Project model, facilitators from the Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty SIG will help participants to identify the characteristics and needs of their own adjunct faculty and to arrive at strategies to support them.

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Directors as Catalysts: Transformative Pathways for Center and Professional Growth

Directors as Catalysts: Transformative Pathways for Center and Professional Growth

POD Network Sponsored Session: Professional Development Committee

March 26–April 9, 2021
Meeting times: Fridays, 3/26 and 4/9 @ 12:00–2:00pm ET

Join three experienced directors for a session that is a combination of readings, reflection, asynchronous slack discussions, and dynamic small group exercises to introduce tools and approaches that will help you unleash your catalytic power as a new or aspiring center director.

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