Professional Development Services

The NEAIR Professional Development Services (PDS) Committee was established to develop and implement professional development opportunities for institutional researchers. 
IR Guiding Light Webinars

Faced by so many pressing professional challenges caused by Covid-19, the NEAIR Leadership launched our new IR Guiding Light webinar series to address some of these issues.  The IR Guiding Light webinar series will be continuing as additional professional development opportunity for NEAIR members, and webinars will be recorded.  Please click the button to access the recordings.

Tools to See Workshops

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, NEAIR Leadership pivoted to virtual platforms and created the Tools to See workshop series. These professional development workshops last 1.5 hours and were technical in focus.  The purpose of our workshops is to provide intensive and specialized professional development opportunities for IR/IE and Assessment professionals, build a professional network, and experience lifelong learning with lifelong friends. Given the financial duress caused by the coronavirus pandemic, NEAIR leadership has priced these workshops to be affordable for everyone at $29 for NEAIR members; $59 for non-members.   The 2020 Tools to See workshop topics include SQL, Tableau, Power BI, Intro to R, and Accessing IPEDS.   The workshop recordings will be made available for purchase Fall 2020.


Sharpen Your Skills Workshop Series

We are excited to introduce the newly envisioned Professional Development Workshops, Sharpen Your Skills with the NEAIR Toolkit. These workshops will build on the very successful “Tools to See Your Way Through the Unforeseeable” workshops held this past July. Workshops will be held either on a single day, one 90 minute session in length, or on multiple days with each part as a 90 minute session.

Over the next few months, NEAIR will be offering workshops in SWOT Analysis, SQL, Design Thinking, and R-Language among others. All information regarding upcoming or planned workshops will be on NEAIR’s Sharpen your Skills webpage. If  you are interested in other topics (attending or presenting), please contact Kristen Procopio, Workshop Coordinator at