Engagement
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:Explore the role of candor in conversations and interactions that occur in multiple spaces and relationships. Become more self-aware about how we think about candor, what drives us to be candid and what dampens our willingness to be candid. Reflect on the behaviors that make up candor and explore the repercussions of being candid in terms of personal impact, relationships and interactions.
SPEAKERS:Mary Anne Berzins, Assistant Vice President, University of Utah
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Summit 6
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
Description:Learn about CUNY’s shadowing program, Crossing Bridges, which provides the option for masters and doctoral students to experience firsthand employment possibilities outside the classroom. Students are offered a semester or more to shadow senior administrators to understand what career opportunities exist within higher education administration. The offices of Human Resources and Campus Operations are responsible for all operational logistics of the program. A mission of the program is to enhance relationships between administrators and scholars in the hope of building bridges that harness knowledge, experience and growth, and creating a pool of resources for their professional journey.
SPEAKERS:Ella Kiselyuk, Associate Vice President for University Center Operations, City University of New York
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Summit 1
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Strategy
Description:Effective communication is at the root of all processes, practices and procedures within an organization. HR communications is focused on designing practices effectively to get things done at the department or division level. Without communication to support HR initiatives, the work of HR professionals might create more confusion and uncertainty for their audience. Learn how HR communications can influence our field by identifying audiences, anticipating their needs, and bolstering employee engagement and awareness.
SPEAKERS:Laura Gonzalez, Organizational Development & Communications Specialist, and Vanessa Salazar, Manager of Organizational Development & Communications, both of Texas State University
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 2/3
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Strategy; HR Operations
Description:In 2018, the University of Kansas developed a mentoring for disability inclusion program. Come hear about the development, implementation and evaluation of the pilot program. We will discuss broadening perspectives on disability inclusion and the expectations for mentees to become ambassadors for disability inclusion.
SPEAKERS:Catherine Johnson, Director of ADA RCEA, and Abby King, Accommodation Specialist, both of University of Kansas
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 4
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
Description:Using dispute resolution measures has only recently been embraced as a viable alternative to traditional complaint and grievance processes. This session will examine conceptualization and implementation challenges from two distinct perspectives: a large, national institution and a local, regional institution. This session will also contrast the challenges of the start-up center with the challenges of maintaining a large, extremely active dispute resolution center.
SPEAKERS:David Giles, Ph.D., Credentialed Mediator and Employee Relations Specialist, Texas A&M University–Commerce
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Crest 3
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:Learn about the issues that led to the 20-day faculty strike by the AAUP chapter at Wright State University. We will share HR's key learnings from this experience, such as implementing an off-cycle healthcare modification, reducing academic faculty pay on a day-by-day basis, supporting the university president and trustees in changing an environment that was highly favorable to unionized faculty, and preventing issues with staff and other groups.
SPEAKERS:Emily Hamman, Director Talent Management and Staff Labor Relations, and Shari Mickey-Boggs, Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, both of Wright State University Main Campus
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Summit 5
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Academic HR; Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:Explore the strategic advantage of utilizing HR as experts for academic collective bargaining and contract administration. Through a lively exploration of real-life strategies and case studies, you'll learn how to create and maintain harmonious relationships and minimize litigation risk when dealing with faculty and graduate assistant unions. Attendees will discover strategies to educate academic leaders on the value of HR while improving contract compliance.
SPEAKERS:Renisha Gibbs, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, and Rebecca Peterson, Associate Director of Faculty Relations-Human Resources, both of Florida State University
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Summit 6
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Academic HR; Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:Nearly 20 percent of the employed population has a disability. As HR professionals, we must learn to see the wholeness of those with disabilities, and listen to the stories and understand the unique gifts they bring to our campuses. Come learn about the innovative ways that the Rhode Island School of Design is creatively addressing this issue and hear about the challenges and successes your peers face while embracing disability in their communities. Return to campus with more skills, better language and more confidence when addressing disability concerns.
SPEAKERS:Candace Baer, Vice President for Human Resources, Rhode Island School of Design, and Adam Mastoon, Artist and Educator for Diversity and Inclusion, Adam Mastoon Transmedia
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 5
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
Description:This session will explore the power of impressions and their potential influence in the hiring process. Using the equity model as a framework, this session will present research that explores bias in hiring practices. Through case studies, participants will develop knowledge of bias theory and bias types, and gain greater awareness and understanding of potential biases in hiring practices and ways to mitigate them. This is a useful training easily integrated into professional development offerings.
SPEAKERS:Mikael Villalobos, Associate Chief Diversity Officer, University of California–Davis
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 3
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
Description:Designed to empower and engage, this workshop will challenge attendees to critically increase their knowledge of implicit bias, affirmative action and gaps in regulatory implementation. We'll also share how to prepare institutional leadership, management and HR practitioners to utilize research-informed approaches to holistically assess current personnel practices, identify and implement equity enhancements, and champion workforce diversity across the organization.
SPEAKERS:Andy Karafa, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, State University of New York at Fredonia, and Matt Olovson, Executive Director of Equal Opportunity and Access & Interim Executive Director of Gender Equity & Inclusion, University of Cincinnati
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Summit 1
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
Description:We live in a world of constant change. Adapting quickly and being resilient can improve our effectiveness and productivity and help us avoid becoming overwhelmed. Resilience is a person’s ability to bounce back from challenge, change and adversity. We all have the ability to develop personal resilience, and this session aims to help participants explore aspects of change that may be stressful for different people, the impact of that stress, and how to remain resilient in the face of uncertainty.
SPEAKERS:Marilyn Thompson, Associate Provost for Human Resources, University of Waterloo
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 3
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
SESSION_TITLE:Selling HR
Description:Just because HR offers and manages products and services to a captive audience doesn’t mean we don’t have to sell. Like cars, cookies and blockbuster movies, HR is competing for mind share. With employees stretched thin, how do you get them to focus on HR programs and services that are meant to improve their work-life experience? We'll explore the answer to this question and others throughout this session.
SPEAKERS:Katherine Hills, Senior Director of Communications, University of California–Irvine
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 7
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Strategy; HR Operations
Description:CHROs are faced with unusual challenges. Our organizations look to us to be problem solvers, crisis managers and consultants. But who do we go to for help? As a CHRO, have you ever wanted time to talk with your colleagues about issues you are facing on your campus? This facilitated session is geared toward CHROs and will focus on current hot topics. Through roundtable discussions you will have the opportunity to discuss and share ideas to help you sleep at little better tonight.
SPEAKERS:Melanie DeSantis, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, Franklin and Marshall College, and Jewel Washington, Assistant Vice president of Human Resources, University of Maryland
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 10/11
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development