Free Professional Development Resources


NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development) is a membership organization focused on issues of teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges.  As a member, Western has access to publications such as Innovation Abstracts, a monthly webinar series, archives of past webinars, 30+ years of NISOD articles, and a conference archive where you can watch videos of past keynote speakers, and more!

PLEASE NOTE: Contact your division administrative assistant or Larry Sleznikow ( for the password to access NISOD resources.

Monday Morning Mentor

Each Monday morning during the Fall and Spring terms you get on-demand access to a new online “mini-seminar” that you can watch anytime during the week. Seminars are just 20 minutes long — easy to fit into any schedule! Each session includes a video presentation plus supplemental materials, PowerPoint slides, and the complete transcript.

PLEASE NOTE:  A different password is needed each week. Check Western’s Essential News for the week’s password or contact Larry Sleznikow (