Concurrent Sessions

Day and Time
Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. - noon


Strategic Leadership

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Repositioning HR as a Champion of Strategy and Units on Campus

All campuses deal with important resource allocation decisions among competing priorities and centralized and decentralized tension, particularly in finance and HR. Join us for a conversation that will focus on how one strategic CHRO worked closely with finance and other areas to deliver a high level of service to all campus units in alignment with the university's strategic priorities. Complementing the conversation, a noted strategy professor and HR consultant will dissect an interesting success story from the University at Buffalo and share other stories of HR strategic leadership and its impact across the U.S. By the end of the session, you will have learned how to approach collaboration and communicate with data, and ways to continuously improve.

Mark Coldren, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, University at Buffalo, State University of New York; Paul Friga, Clinical Associate Processor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Jennifer Donnelly, Vice President, Sibson Consulting