The North American Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development (NCSPOD) was formed in 1977 with assistance from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education and is an affiliate council of theAmerican Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The vision for the organization came from faculty, staff, and program development practitioners in community colleges across the country. They had a mutual need for developing their knowledge and skills for sharing information and experiences in a developing field. They felt this could best happen through a formal network as an association would give credibility to the staff, program, and the organizational development movement.
Our mission is to sustain an international community of engaged professionals by sharing expertise and resources to advance faculty, staff and organizational effectiveness. NCSPOD, Inc. is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors established through an approved set of organizational by-laws. Our activities and programs are broadly focused upon staff, faculty, program, and organizational development within higher education and especially within community colleges. However, our doors are open to anyone who shares our passion and identifies with our mission. Our values include authentic relationships, community and networking, collaboration, excellence and effectiveness, and inclusion.