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Follow me at #NASPA15 with #saSoMe

A common theme to my professional experience has been involvement in an association called NASPA – Student Affairs Professional in Higher Education.  I was pulled in as early as graduate school, and openly express drinking the NASPA kool-aide.  Recently I have also began to get involved ACPA, finding similar energy serving on the digital task force.  I’ll say it, if I could attend and be part of all higher education associations I would do it.

This week is the NASPA annual conference, held in New Orleans called “Navigating with Courage.”


I am completely honored that I will be presented three awards from the research I have been working on over the last year:

It has only been until recently that I have moved beyond volunteer leadership roles, to being an active contributor of knowledge at regional and national conferences.  In other words, presenting educational sessions.

I’d like to feature what sessions I will be presenting this year, which I am thrilled to be included in six opportunities!  Whether you are here with us at New Orleans or not, you can follow along the backchannel to most of my sessions with the Twitter hashtag #saSoMe.

Monday, March 23

Blogging Bravely: Thoughts, Tips and Advice from the Blogosphere

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 213 – Convention Center

College Students and Digital Technology: Research, Outcomes, and Implications

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM 227 – Convention Center

High Touch & High Tech: A Panel on the Future of Deans & Vice Presidents on Social Media

1:15 PM – 2:05 PM 219 – Convention Center

Tuesday, March 24

Student Leaders Navigating the Digital Age

11:05 AM – 11:55 AM R01 – Convention Center

SA Speaks: #TrendingNow: Digital Leadership

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM Great Hall – Convention Center

Wednesday, March 25

A Leadership Framework for Social Media Use in Student Affairs

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM 210 – Convention Center

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.

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