#SAconnect Chat Tonight! Digital Networking for Professional Development

I have the privilege of collaborating with some amazing professionals on an upcoming session at NASPA: Wednesday, March 25: 9:00am – 9:50am #SAconnect: How to Network Digitally for Professional Development and Relationship Building 209 – Convention Center To preview, build on, and prepare for our session, please join Christina Ferrari,  John Rodriguez, Lisa Endersby, Rebecca Windover, and Briana Mathew for a special twitter chat discussing how to network digitally for professional development. Engage in the conversation and share your wisdom through the #SAConnect hashtag!  It’s tonight at 7:00pm!

Be. Act. Do. Making Choices In Your Online Life.

You interact online and through social and digital media, but do you reflect about how, why and in what way you choose to use these tools? The following is from a new presentation I’ve developed that challenges college students to reflect on three questions: Who do you want to BE? How do you want to ACT? What do you want to DO? I will be presenting this at Ripon College today, but am constantly tweaking it for new audiences.  Take a look at the abbreviated preview below.  The full version, of course, has a lot… Read More

Professional NeTWERKing: Presenting at the Wisconsin College Personal Association Conference

I’m excited to have the privilege of speaking to and presenting a number of sessions at the Wisconsin College Personnel Association (WCPA) Fall Conference this week.  For those of you that follow my blog and research, many of the topics I’m covering should be familiar to you.  As I evolve, however, so do my presentations.  So… just as Heraclitus might say… you never quite see the same one twice. I am particularly excited to speak with the SA101 attendees who are undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in student affairs.  For their… Read More

Your Professional Network is Powered by Bacon

Last week I started an experiment called the “6 Degrees of Esther Lloyd-Jones Project,” a play on Six Degrees of Separation and the popular “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game.  I was motivated by the desire to see how small the student affairs profession is and discover the power of crowdsourcing on the internet.  It’s still ongoing, so please visit the page and keep contributing!  A week in, however, I wanted to share with you some of the learning I gained in starting this project.  There are far too many outcomes to… Read More