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What impact has social media had on cyber politics and conversely, what impact has cyber politics had on social media? 

According to the Pew Research Center in an article entitled, “The Political Environment on Social Media,” October 25, 2016, more than one-third of social media users were worn out by the amount of political content they encountered on all social media sites. While roughly 37% were worn out, 20% liked seeing the posts, and 41% didn’t feel strongly about seeing or not seeing political content.  In addition, many users see social media as an especially negative venue for political discussions. While social media allows users to reach a wide audience with little effort, face to face communications reach a smaller, more intimate audience, add a personal touch lacking in online communication, and help set a foundation for trust in a working relationship. 

This webinar will explore the recent research surrounding social media vs face to face political communication.  As a leadership development topic, it will inform attendees about the value of social media and how some aspects of it can enhance (or damage) personal and professional relationships, even unintentionally. It will also help the attendee understand the importance of, and how to seek out, diverse viewpoints.  


This webinar is presented by FPS Education Partner, Norwich University.

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies offers master’s degrees, bachelor’s degree completion, certificates, and enrichment programs for working adults and lifelong learners. Designed to accommodate students’ varied work schedules and lifestyles, our programs are delivered through Norwich University Online, a virtual and highly interactive learning platform that connects Norwich’s exceptional faculty and curricula to students across the country and around the world.
About Our Presenter ...
Rosemarie A. Pelletier, DPA
Program Director, Norwich University


Dr. Rosemarie A. Pelletier is the program director for the Master of Public Administration program. Dr. Pelletier has several years of experience in education, public policy and real estate. She has been teaching in Virginia for 15 years in the classroom and for about 10 years online, where she wrote and developed courses and chaired dissertation committees. Dr. Pelletier was the president and founder of a company responsible for the identification, research and development of projects suitable for construction by the formation of a public-private partnership. At George Mason University, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy, her MPA, and began her PhD work. She then went on to the University of Baltimore to receive her Doctorate in Public Administration, specializing in policy and project implementation.