2018-2019 Professsional Development Speaker Series
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.
Our Division's Role in Shaping Our Campus Culture
April 12, 2018 | 3:00-4:30 pm | CUB 210
Student Affairs: Shaping our #GoCougs Division
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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.
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.