POD Conference 2018

Welcome to the 43rd Professional & Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) conference!

This year's conference theme is Leading in Times of Change.

Leadership and managing change are two of the most pressing concerns POD Network Members face in their institutions and in the educational development profession. We believe that these two concepts, leadership and change, are naturally intertwined and have combined them to form the 2018 conference theme.

We hope that sessions addressing this theme will consider the questions: Where in higher education is change already happening? And where is change needed but not happening—or not happening quickly enough? What kind of professional development do we need to become the leaders who are successful in navigating the changes on the horizon?

We invite you to join our conversation about leading in times of change in higher education in general and teaching practices and educational development specifically.

To help you get the most out of the many opportunities the conference offers, volunteers will be available in a welcome and hospitality area throughout the conference to welcome you, answer your questions, and provide suggestions when appropriate. This conference was developed and is sustained through the work of hundreds of volunteers from the POD Network.

Thank you so much for all that you do!

Steven Hansen, Conference Co-Chair
Carol Subiño Sullivan, Conference Co-Chair
Paul Gebb, Program Co-Chair
Antonia Levy, Program Co-Chair
Hoag Holmgren, Executive Director