Strategy
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, Manager of Learning and Professional Development–E-Learning, both of CUPA-HR
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
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
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Strategy
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.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Strategy; HR Operations
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
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
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:Lori Koval, Associate Director, 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
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Data and Metrics; Strategy
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 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.
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
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.
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
Description:This session will share how one campus underwent an HR program to take their HR activities to the next level. Learn how your institution can benefit from an HR program review and how it can assist you in making organizational, operational, and strategic changes and decisions.
SPEAKERS:Mark Coldren, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York; Jane Federowicz, Assistant Vice President, Rosemont College; Mary Lucal, Associate Vice Chancellor, and Izetta Slade, Senior Director of Human Resources, both of University of Tennessee Knoxville
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
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:Dr. Tom Tonkin, Principal, Thought Leadership and Advisory Services, Cornerstone OnDemand; Mindy Young, Senior Consultant for Organizational Effectiveness, Sibson Consulting
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Data and Metrics; Strategy
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
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
SESSION_TITLE:Selling HR
Description:Just because HR offers and manages products and services to a captive audience doesn’t mean we don’t have to sell. Like cars, cookies and blockbuster movies, HR is competing for mind share. With employees stretched thin, how do you get them to focus on HR programs and services that are meant to improve their work-life experience? We'll explore the answer to this question and others throughout this session.
SPEAKERS:Katherine Hills, Senior Director of Communications, University of California–Irvine
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Strategy; HR Operations
Description:Has your campus embarked on an initiative to improve efficiency and maintain or improve effectiveness in the HR function? Do you feel that it was highly successful and moved the needle? Join an HR leader and strategy professor from one of the oldest public universities as they describe the most ambitious change effort in HR in several decades. How do we do everything that we do, but better? What was different this time? Come explore the key components of leadership, cooperation and data in this session.
SPEAKERS:Linc Butler, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources; Paul Friga, Clinical Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; and Felicia Washington, Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice Chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement, all of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
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: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 Chretian, Senior Assistant Vice President, both of Tulane University
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
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
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
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.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Strategy