Session 6
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:GDPR, recruitment and OFFCP audits — compliance never rests. You communicated the need to respond, advocated for resources, advised about the risks, and when met with resistance, were masterfully strategic in educating and finding manageable solutions. Now, pressures on the institution have changed. Suddenly, you are asked why HR has not done more. Learn how we, as HR professionals, can refine our skill set, adopt new strengths and acquire better armor to continue to do our jobs bravely and collaboratively.
SPEAKERS:Jan Myers, Compensation Director; Helena Rodrigues, Associate Vice President of Human Resources; and Allison Vaillancourt, Vice President, Business Affairs & Human Resources, all of The University of Arizona
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 3
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy; Organizational and Professional Development
Description:Examine the components of an effective conflict coaching model that HR professionals can use to support leaders, managers and employees during conflict. Learn basic skills you can apply to begin a conflict coaching practice in your workplace and gain insights for adding conflict coaching to your HR consultation toolbelt.
SPEAKERS:Dan Griffith, Director of Conflict Resolution and Dialogue Programs, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 1/2
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development; Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
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:Come learn evidence-based strategies to enhance the racial diversity of a campus workforce. We'll explore relationships between institutional values, campus racial climate, recruitment patterns, and hiring. Participants will gain pragmatic approaches and resources to improve the racial diversity of their campus workforce, learn inclusive strategies to improve training and retention of this workforce, and acquire new ideas to enhance organizational development.
SPEAKERS:Wilmon A. Christian III, Director of PRISM, and Brandi Junious, Finance Manager, both of University of Southern California
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 6
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
Description:A small but growing number of institutions have adopted living wage policies and/or practices to ensure that their employees –– and often contractors –– are treated with dignity and paid adequate wages. How do they afford it? Learn how institutions –– large and small, public and private –– have met their financial goals while becoming known as employers of choice as we explore the costs and benefits of just employment practices.
SPEAKERS:Ken Weidner, Assistant Professor of Management, Saint Joseph University
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 8
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:Imagine a first date in which your date only talks about themselves, their history, their culture and values, and important people in their life. Are you engaged and excited for the relationship? If not, why are so many orientation programs built the same way? This session will explore academic research on employee socialization of a diverse workforce and engage the audience on effective strategies to drive retention.
SPEAKERS:Jennifer Stano, Senior Human Resources Partner, Towson University
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 7
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:Higher education is a people-centric industry that is only as good as its workforce. With strategic workforce planning, we gain the knowledge needed to make decisions based on hiring the right people to perform the right activities at the right time. In this session, hear about how a future-aligned, talent-focused, people-centric HR team is central to achieving institutional objectives.
SPEAKERS:Dr. Shantay Bolton, Vice President for Human Resources, and Jason Chretien, Senior Assistant Vice President, both of Tulane University
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 5
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
SESSION_TITLE:Well-Rounded Wellness
Description:When we think of wellness, most of us automatically think of exercise and nutrition programs that focus on physical health. This session will explore a variety of benefits and other initiatives that broaden the definition of wellness to include a variety of areas of an employee’s life including flexible benefits, financial wellness, programs geared toward ongoing learning, and other programs that help the institution build a more employee-centric workplace.
SPEAKERS:Josh Brumley, Program Director for Organizational Development for the Office of Advancement; Ashley Eschler, Assistant Director of Human Resources, System Office; Tracy Hooker, Senior Director of Human Resources, System Office; Erin Tilbury, Assistant Vice President, Health Plan Compliance, University of Colorado Health and Welfare Trust; all of University of Colorado, and Brian Boring, Actuary and Client Engagement and National Advocacy, TIAA
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 10/11
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:Being smart in onboarding programming transcends the current buzz across campuses today. The goal is developing a system of resources that help process newly hired strangers into fully contributing employees. Designed with you in mind, this interactive session will draw IQ from the audience on key elements to equip HR professionals in developing a successful program.
SPEAKERS:Corina Velasquez, Assistant Director for Talent Management, Finance and Administration, University of Florida
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 4
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management