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2018-2019 Professsional Development Speaker Series

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Dr. Josie Ahlquist

Social Media & Digital Leadership

The Division of Student Affairs presents Dr. Josie Ahlquist, a speaker, researcher and author on digital leadership. Please join us during a session tailored to your specific needs.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Engaging the Digital Generation: Social Media for Community Building and Student Success
The session will feature ways to increase engagement and build community with contemporary students online and how social media can be a medium for professional development.

Session for Student Affairs staff: 10:30-12:00 PM  | Chinook 150 | View Invitation | Watch Livestream 
Session open to all WSU Faculty and Staff, particularly those in student service areas: 2:00-3:30 PM | Chinook 150 | View Invitation 

Check Yourself: Being an Authentic Digital Student Leader
Session open to all WSU students: 4:00-5:15 PM |  Chinook 150 | View Invitation 

Dr. Josie Ahlquist is a digital leadership educator, discovering the intersection of digital communication technologies and leadership development. She believes in challenging how we think about social media for community building and leadership capacity.

After twelve years working on college campuses, Josie went rogue from traditional higher education roles – as an international independent speaker, author, and coach on digital leadership. She also holds a role at Florida State University as a research associate and online instructor.

Dr. Ahlquist backs up her content with her own grant funded and award-winning research. Her research agenda focuses on teens and young adults digital experiences, senior executives online leadership practices and digital leadership pedagogy. She is extensively published, including the Handbook of Student Affairs Administration textbooks, The Journal of Leadership Studies, co-editor, and author in Engaging the Digital Generation, as well as co-editor and author of Going Digital in Student Leadership. Josie is currently writing a book set to release summer 2019 on Digital Leadership in Higher Education.


Past Events

Dr. Georgina Dodge

Our Division's Role in Shaping Our Campus Culture

April 12, 2018 | 3:00-4:30 pm | CUB 210

Please join Student Affairs colleagues for an informal gathering and discussion with higher education thought-leader Dr. Georgina Dodge as she shares her insights on community, equity, and inclusive excellence. As Student Affairs professionals, we lead the way in building a more welcoming and inclusive campus for our Cougar community in all of our places and spaces, and our programs and services.

Dr. Georgina Dodge is the Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Bucknell University where she serves on the President’s Diversity Council. In past roles, she has served as Chief Diversity Officer, associate vice president and Title IX coordinator at the University of Iowa, and held various positions at Ohio State University including the Office of Minority Affairs. Learn more about Dr. Georgina Dodge’s professional experiences on Bucknell’s website.

George McCllelan

George McClellan

Student Affairs: Shaping our #GoCougs Division

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 

The Division of Student Affairs invites you to attend a professional development opportunity with Dr. George McClellan, an internationally recognized author and noted expert in student affairs, finance, and change management in higher education. Dr. McClellan will be spending the day with our Division of Student Affairs leadership on Monday, February 12, 2018 and with Division staff on Tuesday, February 13, 2108.

Dr. McClellan is an Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University of Mississippi. He has served for 35 years in a variety of Student Affairs professional positions including most recently as the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). He has also held positions at Dickinson State University, University of Arizona, and Northwestern University. He has authored, co-authored and co-edited many professional books, articles and chapters including Making Change Happen in Student Affairs: Challenges and Strategies for Professionals, Budget and Financial Management in Higher Education, Stepping Up to Stepping Out: Preparing Students for Life After College, and The Handbook of College Athletics and Recreation Management. Learn more about Dr. McClellan: bio and resume.

Arthur Romano in a room presenting

Dr. Arthur Romano

The critical role that meaningful dialogue can play in addressing issues of difference on campus

October 9, 2018
10-11:30 a.m. | Chinook 150 – Workshop for Staff Courageous Leadership: Building Peace in contentious times
1-2:30 p.m. Chinook 150 - Workshop for Faculty Learning about Conflict in Higher Education Classrooms
3-4:30 p.m. | Chinook 150  - Workshop for Students Courageous Leadership: Building Peace in contentious times
6 p.m. | CUB Senior Ballroom - Keynote address: Civility and Difference: Sustaining Conversations that Matter on Campus. The keynote address will explore the possibility of having passionate and contentious conversations on campus without resorting to negativity, nastiness and name calling. Dr. Romano will also discuss how can we be honest and not sugar coat things while also respecting others.

October 10, 2018
9am-10:30am | CUB 210 (Jr. Ballroom) – Roundtable with Dr. Arthur Romano CUB 210

Dr. Romano has implemented innovative educational programs in Africa, South America, Asia, Europe and the US. These programs have supported thousands of students in learning practical strategies for building healthy communities, becoming global leaders and productively engaging with conflict. Dr. Romano has spoken numerous times at the United Nations and has collaborated with the Department of Public Information to promote the Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence and the International Day of Peace. He currently serves as a professor of conflict analysis and resolution at George Mason University.

Learn within Student Affairs

NASPA Annual Conference Virtual Ticket: more details available prior to the annual conference in March 2019.