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Join me for a training series that explores digital leadership, engagement, and community building with practitioners leading the way online. My workshops, webinars, and panels offer a deeper dive into best practices that will inspire meaningful connections on your campus.

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Campus Leaders as Digital Storytellers

Leading Online: The Power of Storytelling The Leading Online series features campus leaders who, even before COVID-19, have embraced social media and a variety of other digital communication tools. This week learn from a panel …

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Authenticity and Vulnerability as a VPSA

Leading Online: Authenticity and Vulnerability as a VPSA The Leading Online series features campus leaders who, even before COVID-19, have embraced social media and a variety of other digital communication tools. This week learn from …

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Purposeful Tech: Practicing Digital Wellness During a Pandemic

Purposeful Tech: Practicing Digital Wellness During a Pandemic We are zoom-ed out. Over emailed. Pulled into endless chat apps. Scrolling through social media in our sleep. Notifications blasting the latest news update or group text. …

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Building Online Community for College Students

Building Online Community for College Students Connection is more important than ever. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, what will become your campus digital living room or quad? Beyond the classroom, where will our …

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Your Digital Dean of Students

Leading Online: Your Digital Dean of Students The Leading Online series features campus leaders who, even before COVID-19, have embraced social media and a variety of other digital communication tools. This week learn from a …

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Leading Online Presidents Panel

Leading Online: Higher Ed Digital Leadership during COVID-19 The Leading Online series features campus leaders who, even before COVID-19, have embraced social media and a variety of other digital communication tools. This week learn from …

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About Josie

I’m Dr. Josie Ahlquist—a digital engagement and leadership consultant, researcher, educator, and author. I’m passionate about helping people and organizations find purposeful ways to connect, engage, and tell their unique story. I provide consulting, executive coaching, and training for campuses, companies, and organizations that want to learn how to humanize technology tools and build effective and authentic online communities.

My blog and podcast have been recognized by EdTech Magazine, Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle of Higher Education. My book, Digital Leadership in Higher Education, was published in 2020 and was listed as a #1 new release for college and university student life. I have been growing my consultancy since 2013 and am based in Los Angeles. When I’m not helping clients lead online, you might find me training for a triathlon, spoiling my nieces and nephews, or exploring with my husband and our rescue dogs in our new RV called Lady Hawk.

I’d love to connect! Find me on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Josie Ahlquist is a digital engagement and leadership speaker, consultant and coach. 

She teaches teens, young adults, education professionals and company executives how to humanize tech and prioritize building online community over traditional marketing methods. She also serves as a research associate and instructor at Florida State University, creating curriculum to build digital literacy and leadership skills for undergraduates up to doctorate level students. She is extensively published and maintains an active blog (www.josieahlquist.com) and podcast (Josie & The Podcast) which have received accolades from EdTech Magazine, Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

"It's not about platforms. It's about  people."

-Dr. Josie Ahlquist, in Digital Leadership in Higher Education

She received her doctorate from California Lutheran University in Higher Education Leadership, Masters in Education from Northern Arizona University and majored in sociology and human development at South Dakota State University. She graduated in 1999 from Newcaslte High School, serving as both the student body president her senior year and vice president her junior year. Josie resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband Lloyd Ahlquist and their three rescue-fur babies.

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