Fostering Leadership in Online Environments

with Sherry Early, Jessica Hanna

About This Course

Often leadership scholars and practitioners have stated "Well, ANYTHING can technically fall under leadership" and that is very true. How can we meet this expansive need? By offering curricular and co-curricular leadership options online.

I propose we discuss leadership development more broadly through an online lens. I am a faculty member at a well-respected and accredited online Leadership Studies program at Marshall University. We currently have over 200 students enrolled. There is a demand for developing leaders in a legitimate program. We have undergone a Quality Assured certification (a competitive and rigorous academic certification process) and would like to share our successes. In order to address practitioners, ways to engage and promote leadership capacity will also be addressed by the presenters.  Finally, online educational resources will be provided and participants will have an opportunity to ask the presenters questions.

Learning Outcomes

By attending this sessions, participants will be:

  • able to implement curricular leadership development techniques;
  • able to implement co-curricular leadership development techniques; and
  • introduced to Educational Apps/Resources for online learners.

Accessing the Presentation

Once you complete your registration, you will be able to access the course by clicking on the "Login" button at the top of this page (or any page on

  • You will be asked to login with your NASPA user name and password. Once you have done so, you will hit continue and be redirected to your dashboard in the Online Learning Community.

  • You will find the session listed under "Enrolled."

  • This session is recorded. By clicking into, "Contents," you will find the session recording, resources, and PowerPoint slides. You may view the materials as many times as you'd like, at whatever pace you would like.

  • If you have any difficulty accessing the materials, please contact Jace Kirschner (

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