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Josie and The Podcast

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In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist - digital leadership author, researcher and speaker - connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online. From Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership. Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders, but laugh a little as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist - digital leadership author, researcher and speaker - connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online. From Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership. Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders, but laugh a little as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

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In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist - digital leadership author, researcher and speaker - connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online. From Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership. Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders, but laugh a little as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Language:

English


Episodes

Eight Types of Meaningful Content for Campus Leaders

10/7/2020
In the midst of a global crisis (or two), an intense lead-up to the U.S. presidential election demands for racial justice, and ever-dwindling resources on many college campuses, you might be tempted to tune out your social media channels. But this is when we really need your leadership. Do not go dark. But I don’t mean filling your feed with canned campus announcements and promotions. This shorty episode explains (with lots of examples!) the Eight Types of Meaningful Content higher ed...

Duration:02:22:37

Michael Sorrell // Evolving in Real Time

9/30/2020
Michael Sorrell is in a constant process of evolution - and he’s doing it before our eyes, on social media, and on campus. He leads the impressively innovative Paul Quinn College, a once-struggling school that is now a model of urban revival. Michael is so optimistic about the future – despite the pandemic – that he expects Paul Quinn College will be even better off on the other side of the crisis. During this episode, Michael reminds us to confidently chart our own path, be willing to make...

Duration:01:05:58

What is your Why for Leading Online?

9/22/2020
The book – my book – is finally here! To celebrate, this shorty episode is a peek inside Digital Leadership in Higher Education: Purposeful Social Media in a Connected World. You’ll learn about the digital leadership framework, which is grounded in research and practiced on-screen by higher ed leaders who will inspire a personalized and values fueled approach to building relationships online. You’ll also hear the guiding philosophy for digital leaders, called Heartware. Finally, you’ll learn...

Duration:00:24:47

How COVID-19 is Redefining Higher Ed, Tech & Leadership

9/16/2020
How are we teaching higher ed/student affairs graduate and doctoral students about technology - and especially social media strategy in higher ed? I’ve been teaching a summer graduate course called Technology in Higher Education at Florida State University for several years - one of the very few (if any) courses of its kind. Every semester I invite higher ed leaders, practitioners, and scholars to be part of the course - like these five forward-thinking pros who joined us in July 2020:...

Duration:01:07:02

Jenny Li Fowler // Leave the Internet Better Than You Found It

9/9/2020
Jenny Li Fowler is the director of social media strategy at MIT, and authenticity is the name of her game. Whether she’s tweeting advice to fellow social media practitioners, sharing proud mama pics on Instagram, or consulting with members of her campus Social Media Working Group, Jenny is keeping it real. Listen in for Jenny’s thoughts on overcoming doubts, managing the ongoing crisis that is 2020, and how she works hard to leave her spaces and places better than when she found them. For...

Duration:01:00:02

Purposeful Digital Student Engagement

9/2/2020
Humans are hardwired to connect with others. With social media we can engage authentically, build community, and foster belonging. That is, if we prioritize People and Purpose before Platforms. Otherwise, social media is just busywork. This episode provides a Purposeful Digital Engagement Model that will help you form deeper relationships with the students you serve – and anyone else you invite into your digital communities. For all notes to the show head to...

Duration:01:27:16

Campus Leaders as Digital Storytellers

8/26/2020
I’ve been connecting with campus leaders who, even before COVID-19, have embraced social media and a variety of other digital communication tools in my Leading Online webinar series. In this episode (recorded the first week of June 2020), four Vice Presidents for Student Affairs provide insight on how digital storytelling can connect and transform communities. Mayra Olivares-Urueta, Mordecai I. Brownlee, Mary Jo Gonzales, and Tim Miller are actively engaging on Twitter, LinkedIn, and...

Duration:02:51:48

Daria J. Willis // Keeping it 100 Every Day of the Week

8/19/2020
Dr. Daria J. Willis became president of Everett Community College at the impressive age of 34. This episode follows her meteoric rise from first-generation college student and student parent to campus executive and social media role model. She discusses the importance of family, faith, authenticity, social justice, and self-care. Additionally, she shares how she’s leading through a pandemic, advocating for Black Lives Matter, and helping others learn the secrets behind the presidency - as...

Duration:00:59:02

A Blueprint for Building Campus Digital Communities

8/12/2020
We’re back! In this shorty episode, I’m walking you through the framework for a digital community that is transformative even in the time of COVID. You’ll hear about institutions using digital community building platforms and the purpose behind these choices. Listen for the four I’s that can help an online community exist and persist in a positive way. Walk away with the blueprint for connecting especially students to our colleges and universities - no matter where we are in the world -...

Duration:00:37:49

The Emotional and Online Journey of Prospective College Students

2/26/2020
Stakes and emotions are high for prospective students, and all those emojis are playing out online. This between-a-sode brings you straight into the research lab with our favorite social listening partner, Campus Sonar. I welcome returning Josie & the Podcast guest, Stephen App, as well as Rebecca Stapley - both part of the Campus Sonar team. We’re dissecting the findings of their most recent research on future and current college students' online conversations called, Social Listening in...

Duration:01:20:02

Small Town Mindset to Social Media

12/4/2019
The land of social media can feel vast and overwhelming, almost like a big city. Well, this podcaster just happened to grow up in a tiny Wyoming town - which influences how I teach and coach about digital engagement and leadership. Platforms like Twitter and Instagram are as jam-packed as the Los Angeles freeways I’m now surrounded with. So in this Fall finale episode, I talk about how you can turn your big city digital platforms into close-knit neighborhoods. For all notes to the show head...

Duration:00:47:15

Ashley Budd // Decoding Advancement

11/20/2019
Are you ready to get decoding advancement?! Ashley Budd is a Digital Strategist and currently serves as Director of Digital Marketing for Alumni Affairs and Development at Cornell University, but she wasn’t always on that career path. She shares about her transition from enrollment to development - from one side of university moneymaking to the other, filling us in on the warm sides of philanthropy and demystifying advancement. Additionally, Ashley walks us through a few of her personal and...

Duration:01:06:24

Is Social Media Sustainable for Campus Executives?

11/13/2019
Even without social media, serving in an executive position in higher education has become extremely taxing. Add on social media and sustainability gets even more strained. While vast opportunities and excitement exist to get a campus president or Dean on Twitter or even TikTok - the question must be asked, is it sustainable? In this shorty episode, I offer a simple and even soulful approach that will require something that most campus senior leaders are overdue for a social media strategy....

Duration:00:35:33

Mordecai I. Brownlee // It's Dr. Mordecai

11/6/2019
Josie & the Podcast welcomes Dr. Mordecai I. Brownlee, Vice President for Student Success at St. Philip’s College, to the show. At the top of the episode, Mordecai quickly highlights his mission statement, which shines throughout our conversation. He shares how his digital philosophy is rooted in empowering others and making unique connections with his community- especially students. We even get an insider’s scoop into his thought process on building educational content and the “It’s Dr....

Duration:01:00:56

Don't Spook Your Students: Social Media Education that Works

10/29/2019
Halloween is definitely not at the top of my “favorite holiday” list. To be honest, I’m just a huge scaredy-cat! But one thing I am not afraid of is destigmatizing the negative perceptions of tech, digital platforms, and social media. College students today have been haunted by the “new” age tale that social media is the Boogeyman under your bed, ready to spook away any job prospects or future opportunities. I’m calling bluff! In this Halloween spirited episode, I’m saying bye to this fear...

Duration:00:30:47

La'Tonya "L.T." Rease Miles // Empowering First-Generation Students

10/23/2019
In this episode, I talk with La’Tonya “L.T.” Rease Miles, Director of the First-Year Experience at UCLA, about her journey from golden child in her family to first-generation college student to golden leader paving a way for first-gen students and the professionals that support and empower them. LT was a latecomer to identifying as “first-generation” but when she learned about it while she was in her doctoral program she knew she checked all of the boxes and set out to educate students like...

Duration:01:02:03

Authentic Branding for Real People

10/16/2019
The word branding has a lot of emotion behind it - with some feeling very strongly against the word and application. When you add on the concept of authenticity online - there is even more debate and sometimes confusion. SO how dare I combine the concept of authentic + branding for real people, especially those that work in higher education?! The reality is that branding doesn't have to feel icky! In this shorty episode, I’m bringing to life five brand-building blocks that are crafted from...

Duration:00:56:36

Terisa Riley // From First Gen to First Fem

10/9/2019
Dr. Terisa Riley is the newly appointed Chancellor of The University of Arkansas Fort Smith, but is already changing the landscape of what being chancellor looks like - online and on campus. Terisa is the first female Chancellor of the university and in this episode shares her journey from being a first-generation student. We discuss how her strategy behind her executive transition, including the digital messaging from position announcement to her first day on campus. We also learn the...

Duration:01:22:01

Activating Micro-Digital Communities

10/2/2019
With millions of members and hundreds of posts per minute - many social media platforms can feel too vast and fast. How can we make it feel a bit more manageable and intimate? In this season four kick-off episode, Josie shares why and how she created a micro-community on GroupMe to get to the finish line of her book, which happened to fall on the same week as completing a triathlon! You’ll also hear some life and business updates, and plans for the podcast in season four. For all show...

Duration:00:29:35

Lloyd Ahlquist // Content Creators in Love

4/25/2019
For the season finale of the podcast I sit down with two-time Emmy nominated co-creator of Epic Rap Battles of History (ERB), EpicLloyd - who also holds of the title of my husband. This episode is a little different because you all came up with many of the questions and topics we talk about! With that being said, we dive into the details of how Lloyd and I met and how we currently maintain our relationship as creatives. Lloyd also sheds light on how ERB started and where he hopes the project...

Duration:01:15:07