NMC Next: Unlock Your Full Potential

Our NMC October Conference is back face to face! Faculty and staff will come together Tuesday, Oct. 11 for a full program of professional development led by colleagues and guest speakers. This year’s theme is Unlock Your Full Potential based on the NMC Next strategic plan.

NMC, CIE and PDI logosRenowned author and learning specialist Todd Zacrasjek will deliver the morning keynote with ways to unlock our learning potential. Zacrasjek, director of the Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning, will speak on “Uncovering Learning Myths That Waste Time and Money.” He will also lead four workshop presentations for faculty and staff.

Other presenters will deliver a variety of sessions with hands-on learning for improving your teaching, your work, and your work life as we unlock our potential and implement the college mission. Topics include Creating Community Partnerships, Disruptive Innovation at NMC: Introducing the Office of Possibilities (OOPS), Learning Without Thinking, and ALIVE! Embracing Life and Thriving After Pandemic Losses. View the complete schedule for this year’s event.

The day starts at 8 a.m. with coffee and donuts at the Dennos and the opening talks in Milliken Auditorium and ends with a game of kickball on campus grounds. In between, there will be four workshop sessions, lunch, and cider and apples.

Our October Conference, sponsored by the Center for Instructional Excellence and the Professional Development Institute, is a unique opportunity for faculty and staff to collaborate and learn together. The campus is closed for business and classes on Oct. 11, so shut your office door and join your colleagues for a day of food, fun and learning!