Presenting at University of Delaware Today…

I have the privilege of sharing my time and space today with the staff and students at the University of Delaware.  There are two workshops I’ll be giving which are both revamped presentations with a lot of new content arising out of my research.  Hopefully you will find the information helpful as well. In particular, one topic that has gained significant salience for me in the past couple months is the extent to which social media can impact and distort reality–ultimately impacting our behavior and self esteem.  The “pursuit of the like” is… Read More

The Time I Presented On My Improbable Love Affair With JetBlue

When I had the opportunity to take the big stage at a recent conference and discuss my philosophy on life, I knew I had to talk about my relationship with JetBlue! And now you can see it, too. It was titled, “My Improbable Love Affair with JetBlue, and What it Can Teach You About Loving Each Other, Loving Life, and Loving Your Job.” You’ll notice it’s in a special format known as PechaKucka. PechaKucka’s are 20 slides that are set to automatically advance every 20 seconds. The presenter then must get their timing… Read More

Have you Registered Yet? I’m Proud to be Keynoting the ACPA Residential Curriculum Institute!

I’m excited to share that I will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2014 ACPA Residential Curriculum Institute alongside Karen Inkleas (of leaving learning program research fame) and Patty Perrillo (ACPA Past President).  As one of the premier and most popular Institutes ACPA offers, the Residential Curriculum Institute (RCI) provides participants a step-by-step process for utilizing this innovative learning-centered approach to creating educational environments in college residence halls (and in student affairs divisions in general).  I have served on the faculty of the Institute for two years now and was also a… Read More

3 Takeaways from Presenting Internationally on SATech/EdTech at American University in Dubai

I had the incredible privilege of presenting on technology and social media to the student affairs staff at American University in Dubai (AUD) last week.  Presenting internationally comes with its own set of opportunities and challenges, particularly as it relates to talking about social media and technology.  I wanted to share three takeaways I had in preparing to present and presenting to the staff in Dubai.

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