Session 5
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:Join CUPA-HR's learning and professional development team as we unveil the new CUPA-HR Learning Framework with updated higher ed HR competencies and newly featured proficiency levels. Through discussion and exercises, we will explore how to interpret and use the framework to enhance learning and professional development on your campus. Participants will come away from the session with best practices to use at their institutions and in their own professional development.
SPEAKERS:Sissy Meredith, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, and Brian Roe, Senior Manager of Virtual Learning, both of CUPA-HR
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 7
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
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: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.
ROOM:Summit 6
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards; Data and Metrics
Description:This session will share how to identify and engage key stakeholders at your institution while experiencing change and implementing strategic initiatives. Kansas State University did this by enlisting contributors through engaging methodologies. Participants will walk away with new ideas to embrace shared governance and drive change at their institutions.
SPEAKERS:Shanna Legleiter, Associate Vice President of Human Capital Services, and Roberta Maldonado-Franzen, Instructor, both of Kansas State University
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 8
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
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.
ROOM:Summit 1
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Data and Metrics
Description:The HR function is seen as the primary leader in the creation, design and implementation of programs and initiatives related to HR operations. Turning those operations into key strategies and initiatives for the organization is imperative. In this session, you will learn and discuss concepts that change interactions with HR and create pathways to become that strategic partner.
SPEAKERS:Amy King, Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer, Centura Health, and Betsy Rodriguez, Ph.D., Senior Vice President/CHRO, Human Resources, Children's Hospital Colorado
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 4
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
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.
ROOM:Summit 2/3
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development; Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:The gender gap still exists in higher education leadership positions. According to CUPA-HR research, women are underrepresented in higher-paying, more prestigious positions in American colleges and universities. Hear from CUPA-HR research on the latest data along with two of your peers who will share their path to leadership and what they are doing to support women looking to advance their careers.
SPEAKERS:Jessica Baker, Director of Human Resources, University of Missouri System; Jacqueline Bichsel, Ph.D., Director of Research, CUPA-HR; Whitney Williams, Senior Project Manager, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; and Pat Vaughan, Senior Vice President and Higher Education Practice Lead, Fidelity Investments
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 5
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence; Talent Management
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
Description:Hear about the results of a pilot program that radically changed the approach to hiring staff at Minneapolis College and resulted in the college becoming a leader in the Minnesota State system for diversifying its workforce. Learn about how the college is expanding the competency-based approach to faculty hiring in the next phase of the pilot and examine how competency-based hiring breaks down structural barriers and disrupts the transfer of equity gaps in education to the workforce.
SPEAKERS:Dianna Cusick, Vice President of Human Resources and Workforce Equity, and Jay Williams, College Diversity Officer, both of Minneapolis College
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 10/11
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
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.
ROOM:Summit 9
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Strategy
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 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 1/2
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy