Dr. Josie Ahlquist is a digital leadership educator, discovering the intersection of social communication technologies and leadership capacity. As a speaker, author, and researcher she believes in challenging how we think about social media for building community and leadership development, as well a tool to empower teens and young adults.
As an international leadership speaker, Josie has trained thousands of student and educational professionals. Her vision is to provide a digital remix on how to empower leaders of the 21st century. From campus consulting to conference keynotes, her presentations balance between education and entertainment, using high energy and interaction along with learning outcomes and attendee reflection.
Josie's research is grant funded and award winning. She has an active research agenda, that digs into the digital experiences of senior executives, educational professionals, and college students. She is published in a number of journals and books including the Handbook for Student Affairs, Journal of Leadership Studies, New Directions for Student Services and New Directions for Student Leadership.
She was named to the “Top 50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Blogs” by Ed Tech in 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017. You can also find her blogging and podcasting at www.josieahlquist.com.
International Digital Leadership Educator
Research Associate & Instructor, Leadership Learni
Florida State University
From educators to corporate executives, you need to know the digital space and actual youth usage of social media tools. While perceptions and fears may exist, fueled by the mass media, higher education must strategically approach digital communication technologies with possibilities to build community. By learning the tools and meeting youth where they are, the campuses and companies pose themselves for stronger communities online and in-person. This keynote will focus on social media strategy and marketing, through the lens of human development, leadership and learning.
What are the competencies required to be a leader in the face of the digital and social age? This engagement will explore digital communication skills, social media leadership frameworks and digital decision-making for administrators and faculty in every industyr.
This session will explore leadership education and development that recognizes the power and possibilities of technology. The talk is fueled by the scholars’ own research and curriculum development that will provide attendees tangible tools and resources for leadership exploration, discernment, and growth for both professionals and young adults.