Concurrent Sessions

Day and Time
Monday, October 8 at 11:00 a.m. - noon

Talent Management

Institutional Leadership


Balancing Historical Legacy With a Radical HR Transformation

A University of Virginia benchmarking study of key operational functions (HR, IT and Finance) identified HR as having over 70 disjointed systems that collect HR data, numerous policies and systemic redundancies, and about 85 different HR units across three university divisions. These findings made clear the need to transform how HR services were being delivered. The ambitious Ufirst project was launched to manage the complex transformation of HR at UVA, and to implement a better employment experience across the university. Learn how HR at UVA is delivering an entirely new service delivery model, supported by a transformed HR structure and implementing a best-in-class technology to support operations and services. Engage in an active dialogue about effectively managing change and communications, creating efficient governance and decision-making structures, and laying the foundation for future change efforts.

Kelley Stuck, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, and Sean Jackson, Associate Vice President and Executive Director of Ufirst HR Transformation Project, both of University of Virginia