Core
SESSION 1
10/21/2019
11:00 a.m. – Noon
SESSION 2
10/21/2019
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
SESSION 3
10/21/2019
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
SESSION 4
10/22/2019
11:00 a.m. – Noon
SESSION 5
10/22/2019
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
SESSION 6
10/22/2019
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions Sponsored by:  

Description:GDPR, recruitment and OFFCP audits — compliance never rests. You communicated the need to respond, advocated for resources, advised about the risks, and when met with resistance, were masterfully strategic in educating and finding manageable solutions. Now, pressures on the institution have changed. Suddenly, you are asked why HR has not done more. Learn how we, as HR professionals, can refine our skill set, adopt new strengths and acquire better armor to continue to do our jobs bravely and collaboratively.
SPEAKERS:Jan Myers, Compensation Director, and Helena Rodrigues, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, both of The University of Arizona
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy; Organizational and Professional Development
Description:Most institutions deliver sexual harassment training in the workplace, but research says it is likely not enough to move the needle on this critical issue. Join this session to learn a new framework for building an institution-wide, comprehensive sexual harassment prevention effort for faculty and staff. Learn how this framework has been used to strengthen efforts at one university, and take away key questions and considerations to begin building your institution’s prevention strategy.
SPEAKERS:Kathleen Donohoe, Associate Director of Human Resources Policy, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Elizabeth Bille, Senior Director of Harassment Prevention, and Holly Rider-Milkovich, Senior Director of Prevention Education, both of EVERFI
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:Examine the components of an effective conflict coaching model that HR professionals can use to support leaders, managers and employees during conflict. Learn basic skills you can apply to begin a conflict coaching practice in your workplace and gain insights for adding conflict coaching to your HR consultation toolbelt.
SPEAKERS:Dan Griffith, Director of Conflict Resolution and Dialogue Programs, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development; Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:CUPA-HR has collected data for more than 50 years, and our salary surveys are now collecting more information than ever. For our flagship surveys — Administrators, Professionals, Staff, and Faculty — CUPA-HR is now collecting information on race/ethnicity, gender, age, and years in position. In addition, our surveys now collect information on department heads, adjunct faculty, faculty education, exempt status for professionals, turnover rates, and HR staff ratios. In this presentation, learn about new results from the 2018-19 data collection, as well as implications and action items for your own salary benchmarking, compliance, and diversity efforts. We will also demonstrate how to use CUPA-HR’s comprehensive data tool, DataOnDemand, to answer your strategic questions.
SPEAKERS:Adam Pritchard, Ph.D., Senior Survey Researcher, CUPA-HR
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Data and Metrics
Description:Employee financial well-being is a growing focus for employers across all sectors of the economy, including higher education. Retirement income security is integral to financial wellness, but other components matter as well. This session will examine financial well-being across full-time faculty, staff and administration at public and private non-profit colleges and universities, with a focus on retirement readiness. The discussion will leverage findings from the recently released Higher Education Financial Wellness Survey, a new joint initiative of CUPA-HR and the TIAA Institute. The survey provides HR leadership and staff with sector-specific workforce insights along the dimensions of retirement saving, planning, priorities and expectations, as well as broader financial standing and financial practices, including debt and debt management, non-retirement saving and use of financial advice.
SPEAKERS:Paul Yakoboski, Senior Economist, TIAA Institute, and Rob Shomaker, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, CUPA-HR,
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards; Data and Metrics
Description:In May of 2018, an accidental fire occurred on the roof of Hale Library at Kansas State University. Five stories below the roof, in the basement, sat the data center housing HRIS. 450,000 gallons of water poured into the library, and the data center began to take on water. Servers were covered in plastic and shut off. How did the university react when the data center was shut down? This session will discuss the aftermath and what institutions should be thinking about and planning for.
SPEAKERS:Jay Stephens, Vice President for Human Capital Services, Kansas State University
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:What recruitment metrics should savvy higher ed HR practitioners pay the most attention to? In this session, we will discuss the recruitment metrics higher ed institutions should be measuring and optimizing, including the percentage of candidates hired, mobile application rates and sourcing channel effectiveness.
SPEAKERS:Lori Koval, Associate Director, Talent Acquisition, University of Delaware, and Sarah Forbes, Senior Vice President of North America & EMEA, PageUp
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Data and Metrics; Strategy
Description:A small but growing number of institutions have adopted living wage policies and/or practices to ensure that their employees –– and often contractors –– are treated with dignity and paid adequate wages. How do they afford it? Learn how institutions –– large and small, public and private –– have met their financial goals while becoming known as employers of choice as we explore the costs and benefits of just employment practices.
SPEAKERS:Ken Weidner, Assistant Professor of Management, Saint Joseph University
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:During this interactive session, we’ll discuss some of this year's blockbuster cases. We'll then review a few of the most important higher ed labor and employment law decisions of 2019. Hear the facts and learn about the precedent and argument for each. Then, test your own knowledge by judging for yourself which side won each case. The winner in each case will be revealed and questions answered along the way. The decisions are tough for most of these cases which will make for an exciting discussion for all participants.
SPEAKERS:Ira Shepard, CUPA-HR's General Counsel, Saul Ewing Arnstrein and Lehr
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:During this interactive session, we’ll discuss some of this year's blockbuster cases. We'll then review a few of the most important higher ed labor and employment law decisions of 2019. Hear the facts and learn about the precedent and argument for each. Then, test your own knowledge by judging for yourself which side won each case. The winner in each case will be revealed and questions answered along the way. The decisions are tough for most of these cases which will make for an exciting discussion for all participants.
SPEAKERS:Ira Shepard, CUPA-HR's General Counsel, Saul Ewing Arnstrein and Lehr
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:Learn how one university leveraged its technology resources and acquired key HR metrics and dashboard analytics to inform compliance initiatives and strengthen data-driven decision-making at the institution.
SPEAKERS:Lindsey Van Note, Senior Director of Human Resources Strategic Management, University of Georgia, and Heather Murray, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education, PeopleAdmin
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Data and Metrics
Description:Learn how to use a consistent approach that supports academic leaders when addressing conflicts and conduct concerns with faculty, and also lays the groundwork for a more serious approach if concerns continue. From a central academic HR office, tracking these incidents highlights trends so the university knows specific units that need more focused attention. Additionally, the approach provides helpful information to consider when creating focused training and development for the broader campus population.
SPEAKERS:Binnie Singh, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, University of California Davis
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development; Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:With whom do we compete for talent? How does our compensation compare? Are we paying equitably? From peer groups, to market data, to competitive pay structures and the policies to manage them, bring sound and defensible principles to your compensation program design with the tools shared in this session. Join a lively discussion where we will share data-driven approaches to program design and present examples and insights from recent studies that you can implement at your institution.
SPEAKERS:Lydia Hatcher, Career Practice, and Amy Heinze, Director of Career Practice, both of Buck Global, LLC
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:Join this session to explore past and present projects that have been enhanced by applying organizational development and leadership principles and practices. A panel of HR practitioners will describe and discuss specific projects they led and how organizational development influenced the roll-out of their project. Panelists will provide an overview of the project, how they approached thinking about the challenge, what actions and interventions were used, the status and outcomes, lessons learned and key takeaways.
SPEAKERS:Gary Evans, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, State University of New York; Anne Schwarz, UNC-TV Director of Human Resources, University of North Carolina; Karen Sloan, Director of Human Resources, Information and Technology Services, University of Michigan; and Mark Saine, Senior Director of Client Leadership Solutions, TIAA
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
Description:Technology is an important investment. Because HR systems impact many stakeholders across campus, how technology changes are delivered are as important as what is implemented. Join industry experts to learn about experiences from other institutions so your campus can avoid common and costly mistakes. This session will touch on estimating effort, securing engagement and buy in, partnering with technical experts and vendors, facilitating design decisions, critical communication tips and shortening the learning and adoption curve. This will be an interactive session and participants are encouraged to bring both questions and advice for peers.
SPEAKERS:Dr. Tom Tonkin, Principal, Thought Leadership and Advisory Services, Cornerstone OnDemand; Mindy Young, Senior Consultant for Organizational Effectiveness, Sibson Consulting
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Data and Metrics; Strategy
Description:Is your institution’s professional development program a boom or a bust? Are employees actively engaged and seeking out training offerings, or are they disinterested? Is the process to take advantage of professional development opportunities easy or cumbersome? Learn how East Carolina University is shifting the perception of professional development and building a culture of learning across campus with a lean budget and a small learning and organizational development team.
SPEAKERS:Daniel Blumberg, Assistant Vice Chancellor for HR, Operations, and Justin Yeaman, Director, Learning and Organizational Development, both of East Carolina University
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
Description:Employees of 501(c)(3) organizations can materially decrease their student loan payments and qualify for loan forgiveness if they meet the exacting requirements of the federal government programs. Learn about a new digital service that can help your employees avoid the pitfalls of these programs and successfully free up financial resources to save for emergencies, buy a home and/or retirement. You'll also learn how the PSLF program can work harmoniously with private loan refinancing and employer benefit programs.
SPEAKERS:Ellen Pedersen, Managing Director for Digital Advice Experiences, TIAA
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:As HR professionals, we tend to struggle with the use of data to quantify our own performance and justify investment in HR, yet we advise our clients, customers and leaders to do just that. Using data to enhance your HR service delivery does not need to be difficult, but it does require an inquisitive nature, commitment to continuous improvement and a desire to optimize precious available resources. This presentation will highlight some core principles and provide lessons learned from UVA.
SPEAKERS:Adam Weikel, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources Service, University of Virginia
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Strategy
Description:High turnover is expensive, inefficient and an indicator of low morale. Identifying and decreasing avoidable turnover is of strategic benefit to any higher ed institution, and it’s an effort HR can and should be driving. In this discussion, we’ll show you how to use data to benchmark your institution’s turnover rates, identify avoidable turnover and create a plan for decreasing avoidable turnover that involves creating the right workforce for your campus from the point of hire, engaging that workforce, and ultimately sustaining it through the “right” compensation and a flexible, diverse, equitable environment. Sound ambitious? It is. Learn how these processes into data-driven decisions can help you pinpoint problem areas, avoid bias, streamline your efforts, assess your progress in the years to come and establish HR as a source for strategic leadership in this area.
SPEAKERS:Marc Serrett, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, South Dakota State University, and Jacqueline Bichsel, Ph.D., Director of Research, CUPA-HR
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Data and Metrics
SESSION_TITLE:Washington Update
Description:Hear the latest federal regulatory and legislative news from Washington, D.C., and learn about the issues CUPA-HR is actively pursuing on behalf of higher education. Find out which Congressional and federal agency actions are most likely to impact the higher ed workplace in the coming months.
SPEAKERS:Josh Ulman, Chief Government Relations Officer, CUPA-HR
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:Hear the latest federal regulatory and legislative news from Washington, D.C., and learn about the issues CUPA-HR is actively pursuing on behalf of higher education. Find out which Congressional and federal agency actions are most likely to impact the higher ed workplace in the coming months.
SPEAKERS:Josh Ulman, Chief Government Relations Officer, CUPA-HR
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
SESSION_TITLE:Well-Rounded Wellness
Description:When we think of wellness, most of us automatically think of exercise and nutrition programs that focus on physical health. This session will explore a variety of benefits and other initiatives that broaden the definition of wellness to include a variety of areas of an employee’s life including flexible benefits, financial wellness, programs geared toward ongoing learning, and other programs that help the institution build a more employee-centric workplace.
SPEAKERS:Josh Brumley, Program Director for Organizational Development for the Office of Advancement; Ashley Eschler, Assistant Director of Human Resources, System Office; Tracy Hooker, Senior Director of Human Resources, System Office; Erin Tilbury, Assistant Vice President, Health Plan Compliance, University of Colorado Health and Welfare Trust; all of University of Colorado, and Brian Boring, Actuary and Client Engagement and National Advocacy, TIAA
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards