Session 3
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 a model of talent and leadership development that prepares mid-level, high potential university administrators for senior-level roles. You'll learn how to leverage internal subject matter experts as facilitators to educate employees on how the business of higher education works, and how to identify the key stakeholder perspectives that senior leaders must incorporate to make effective decisions.
SPEAKERS:Sabrina Ellis, Vice President of Human Resources, and Eric Loffswold, Director, both of New York University
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
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:As HR leaders, we need to think strategically to help the institution accomplish its goals. However, many HR professionals have more experience navigating complex problems in technical ways. An impact map is a tool that can help you think through the resources needed to take critical action toward key results. Using a case study approach, this session will introduce you to an impact mapping tool and help you create your own map for an initiative on campus.
SPEAKERS:Karen Briggs, Associate Vice president and Chief Human Resources Officer, University of San Diego
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
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.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Talent Management
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:Strategic planning for diversity and inclusion, when done right, sparks change, builds consensus and engages the entire community in the process. During this interactive session, we will present a model for strategic planning that integrates implementation, is data driven and focuses on ensuring shared responsibility for all employees. We will walk you through the exercises and best practices that we employed during our diversity and inclusion strategic planning process.
SPEAKERS:Amy Landis, Ph.D., Professor and Presidential Faculty Fellow of Diversity, Inclusion and Access, Colorado School of Mines
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
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: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
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.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development