Session 4
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: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
ROOM:Crest 3
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:A rural university in the heart of Appalachia has its own unique issues, but the desire and need for a diverse faculty and staff is shared by every university regardless of its size or setting. Come hear Western Carolina University's case study on how its diverse faculty and staff created a series of videos that have helped achieve diversity and a sense of community at WCU. Come learn about innovative initiatives to take back to your campus.
SPEAKERS:Nancy Ford, Director of Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition and Development, and Ricardo Nazario-Colon, Chief Diversity Officer, both of Western Carolina University
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Crest 4
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
Description:The world is changing, and that change is being driven by intelligent, data-fueled technologies. They are evolving the way we behave in our homes, public places, vehicles, work spaces, and with respect to our bodies, pastimes, associates, and professional roles. While we’re already experiencing the undeniable benefits of new tech, it is critical that we diligently anticipate bad uses and poor outcomes too. Where technologies can express bias, detect emotion, spread misinformation, shepherd choice, and assist with serious decisions relating to everything from health to hiring, it is critical we have a free and open conversation about their impact on all our lives. This talk will examine some of the key ethical concerns dominating current conversations about tech, as well as AI's impact on the future of HR.
SPEAKERS:Fiona McEvoy, Writer, Researcher and Founder of YouTheData.com
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Summit 2/3
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
Description:UVA's HR transformation and technology implementation project was noted by three different consultants as the most complex they’d seen, yet with the smoothest launch and well-planned underlying support. The transformation involved a merger of three HR organizations across the academic division, a medical center and more than 70 disparate systems. Come learn about our approach and lessons learned.
SPEAKERS:Julie Bird, Lead for Change Management, Communication and Training; Gabriela Garcia Largen, Director of the Human Resource Solution Center; John Kosky, Assistant Vice President for IMPACT and Decision Support, all of University of Virginia
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Crest 5
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
Description:Determining the president’s compensation is one of the core fiduciary duties of a college or university governing board, but the process frequently occurs with little to no guidance or support from HR. This is an increasingly challenging responsibility with laws and regulations that provide guidance, but also constraint. Plus, knowing the decision will be made public to the government, media, faculty, students, parents and donors can create even more pressure. Learn how HR can provide guidance on the applicable laws and regulations, and effective practices governing boards can use to make sure compensation is fair, competitive and will stand up to public scrutiny. HR professionals who have a greater awareness of these laws, regulations and practices will be better able to provide support on this critical issue.
SPEAKERS:Andy Brantley, President and Chief Executive Officer, CUPA-HR; Thomas K. Hyatt, Partner, Dentons US LLP and Counsel to AGB, and Joseph S. Johnston Jr., Senior Consultant, AGB Search
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Summit 10/11
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Data and Metrics
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:Hiring decisions made at department and program levels have dramatically evolved the faculty workforce over time as nontenure-track faculty—both full-time and part-time—now fill significant roles. With decision making often driven by the reality of serving more students in budget-constrained environments, changes in faculty composition have likely been reactive as much as strategic. This session will examine how HR can partner with academic leadership to strategically develop a college or university’s academic workforce model. Such strategic planning includes appropriate leveraging of nontenure-track faculty in pursuit of institutional mission and objectives.
SPEAKERS:Theresa Elliot-Cheslek, Chief Human Resources Officer, Washington State University, Gregg Kvistad, Provost Emeritus and Professor, University of Denver and Paul Yakoboski, Senior Economist, TIAA Institute
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Summit 7
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:Based on a two-year study of 21 of the best places to work, we describe why civil workplaces matter. Specifically, we will explore how high-performing organizations promote the needs and welfare of their workforces, illustrating how these employee-centric practices apply to LaSalle University's case. Learn how to infuse a work environment with kindness and support employees' universal needs for belonging, meaning, autonomy, self-acceptance, self-confidence and personal growth.
SPEAKERS:Kristin Heasley, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, La Salle University, and Michael O'Malley, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Summit 8
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
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:Daniel Blumberg, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Operations, East Carolina University; John Bogdan, Director of Employment, Boston College; Lisa London, Director of HR Business Operations, and Melissa Shuter, Executive Director of Business Operations, both of University of Louisville; Megan Wood, Systems, Decisions and Project Support Team Leader for Human Resources, Virginia Commonwealth University; Dr. Tom Tonkin, Principal, Thought Leadership and Advisory Services, Cornerstone OnDemand; and Scott Nostaja, Senior Vice President and National Practice Leader, Sibson Consulting
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Summit 9
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Data and Metrics; Strategy
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:The conundrum of “too much too soon" or "too little too late” is an ongoing challenge when trying to reach the newest members of your institution. Whether you are a one-person team or a member of a larger team, there are tools to help you build a thoughtful communications plan for new employees. In addition, these same tools can be used when planning and launching any HR initiative. Participants will leave with simple strategies and effective tools to use when building communications for new employees.
SPEAKERS:Megan Bohn, Communications Program Manager, and Christiane Harrison, Onboarding Program Manager, both of University of Colorado Boulder
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Summit 4
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
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, and Basil Thomson, Government Relations Specialist, both of CUPA-HR
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Crest 1/2
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:Women’s leadership development programs are becoming a critical strategy for succession planning, and while these programs exist in higher education, many only benefit faculty members, not staff. Learn how the University of Georgia developed its Women's Staff Leadership Institute, the program's expected and unexpected outcomes, how alumnae have taken their learning beyond the boundaries of the program, and how you can create a similar phenomenon at your institution.
SPEAKERS:Allie Cox, Director of Training and Development, and Emily Saunders, Human Resources Senior Managing Consultant, both of University of Georgia
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Summit 5
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development