Digital Identity & Leadership

“Josie’s presentation on Social Media in Higher Education is EXTREMELY cutting edge and relevant for today’s college leaders. Our students left her presentation empowered and equipped to make a positive difference on the world through social media, as well as face-to-face interaction.” – Mark Hartley, Director, Student Leadership & Development, California State University, San Bernardino

Presented by Josie Ahlquist

Providing a digJosieHeadshot2ital remix to empower leaders of the 21st century


  • Are you prepared to be a leader on campus, as well as online?
  • Have you considered social media as part of your identity?
  • Do you know what is displayed when you search your name on Google?


Josie Ahlquist is a speaker, author, consultant and educator in student affairs. In her high energy interactive lectures, she challenges attendees to think about using social media for community building, leadership capacity and professional branding. Over the last decade, Josie has trained thousands of student leaders and student affairs professionals. Her vision is to provide a digital remix on how to empower leaders of the 21st century. As a previous Student Activities professional for seven years, Josie is able to quickly connect with student event coordinators and ensure a successful program based on their needs.

Josie is a doctoral candidate at California Lutheran University and is an emerging scholar on social media within higher education, looking at how leadership and social media are intertwined. As a writer, Josie is a co-author in the Handbook of Student Affairs Administration textbook, and her blog at was also recently named in the “Top 50 Must Read Higher Education Technology Blogs.”

Lecture Topics Include:

  • #TrendingNow: Digital Student Leadership
  • To Tweet or Not to Tweet
  • Higher Education Strategic Use of Social Media
  • Engaging Our Community Online & On Campus

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To book Josie, email or call 773-481-2600.