Session 1
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 how the University of California designed, developed, implemented and scaled an award-winning, high-impact women’s professional develop program. The program addresses the specific professional development needs of women across multiple organizational levels and includes faculty, academic personnel and staff together in one program. You'll walk away with a framework you can apply to your institution.
SPEAKERS:Terry Barton, Director of Systemwide Staff Development Programs, University of California Office of the President
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Crest 1/2
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
Description:Explore the workspace of theatre and its methods for creating and sustaining opportunities for exceptional performance. Examine your current practices for aligning and engaging faculty and staff and aligning their performance to your institution’s mission and goals. Audition the theatre model through a participatory exercise and discover ways to apply the model to your talent management programs.
SPEAKERS:Kathy McKee, Playwright and Consultant, and Sally Robertson, Professor of Theatre and Fine Arts Department Chair, Georgia State University Perimeter College
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Summit 9
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
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: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: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:Abbee Camen, Assistant Director of Records, University of Central Florida; Lori Koval, Associate Director of 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
ROOM:Summit 8
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Data and Metrics; Strategy
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: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
ROOM:Summit 2/3
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:Join the American Council on Education (ACE) to discuss key findings from ACE’s seminal work, Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report. The report and its accompanying microsite, equityinhighered.org, includes over 200 quantitative indicators, including data from CUPA-HR, on race and ethnicity, secondary and postsecondary education, and labor market outcomes, as well as diversity among college and university staff, faculty and administrators. ACE will share lessons learned since the project’s launch in February, and will engage attendees around core data and issues in which ACE should focus its efforts in the next phase of this work.
SPEAKERS:Morgan Taylor, Senior Research Analyst for Learning and Engagement, American Council on Education
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Summit 4
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Data and Metrics; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
Description:In a very short amount of time, George Mason University experienced many leadership changes that created upheaval in HR: our CHRO retired, our deputy CHRO went on an unexpected medical leave, and our senior vice president left for another institution. Hear how we survived these challenging times and leadership changes at multiple levels. With a special focus on HR metrics and analytics used, we will share how we gained the support of interim leaders and prepared for and integrated new leaders.
SPEAKERS:Kate Astor, Human Resources Metrics and Project Analyst, George Mason University
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Summit 7
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
Description: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.
SPEAKERS: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
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Crest 4
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
Description:Building a healthy campus climate that supports institutional values, increases diversity and maximizes best practices for sustained inclusive excellence in the workplace is imperative to the success of colleges and universities. Discover how the alignment of HR and diversity functions can build and sustain an affirmative and inclusive campus climate. Learn how a new employee onboarding program, and other diversity and employee engagement programs, are bringing HR front and center.
SPEAKERS:Wanda Heading-Grant, Ph.D., Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, University of Vermont
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Crest 5
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:The HR agenda has never been so relevant. After all, higher education is a people-orientated business, but are university boards attuned to this fact? This session will explore how you can make friends, influence and above all, support your institution in achieving its strategic aims. This session will explore the role of HR and organizational development in aligning people, performance and outcomes set in the context of the very challenging U.K. higher education system.
SPEAKERS:Paul Boustead, Director of HR and Chair of Universities HR, Lancaster University
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. – noon
ROOM:Summit 10/11
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy