Professional Development
Leaning into Leadership - Making Your Own Adventure
This session is a follow-on session from Dr. Melody Buckner's keynote address. Join us for a discussion with several online learning leaders to share stories and tips for reaching the next level of leadership in distance/online learning.
Learning Objectives:
Describe your personal journey to leadership
Develop professional leadership goals and aspirations
Create a personal plan for professional development
Intended Audience: Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Audience: Knowledge Level
New to QM
Experienced with QM
JJ Johnson, Senior Director, Eastern Washington University
JJ Johnson is the Senior Director of Eastern Online & Instructional Technology and Design at Eastern Washington University, near Spokane, WA. In addition to being a Quality Matters Master Reviewer, he is a Quality Matters Online Course Facilitator. He is also an adjunct assistant professor for Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, (on the western side of the state) teaching Computer Information Systems and Computer Network Engineer courses online.

Melody Buckner, Associate Vice Provost, University of Arizona
Melody Buckner is the Associate Vice Provost of Digital Learning Initiatives and Online Initiatives for the University of Arizona.

Andrea Bucklew, Associate Provost, Alderson Broaddus University
Dr. Andrea Bucklew has served as the Associate Provost at Alderson Broaddus University since 2016. Prior to advancing to that position, she was the Dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences (2013-2016), and an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice (2012-2013).

Robert Shields, Director of Curriculum Development, California Baptist University
Robert Shields is the Director of Curriculum Development for California Baptist University’s Online and Professional Studies Division (CBU Online).

Ashley Skylar, Manager of Quality Assurance Blended-Online Program, California State University Office of the Chancellor
Dr. Skylar is the Manager of the Quality Assurance Blended-Online Program for the CA State University System working for the Academic Technology Services Dept (2012-current) & also serves as the CSU QM Institutional Representative.