Building Capabilities

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Description:HR is under increasing pressure to deliver high value faster than ever before. Join us to hear how an interdisciplinary HR team at North Carolina State University reshaped the culture of continuous appreciation and faculty hiring processes using the HR agility approach.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Academic HR
Description:Learn how the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign used an unpopular and unfunded state-mandated change to employment classification procedures to strengthen its HR brand by celebrating employees for the diverse ways they contribute to the university. Learn how to create an employee-centered multimedia channel and a communications and social media campaign to change cultural norms.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Strategy
Description:As campuses grow more diverse, having the skills to relate and work effectively across cultural differences is necessary to ensure an inclusive, non-discriminatory environment. In this session, you'll learn how to assess cultural intelligence and apply cultural competency improvement tactics for a more productive, adaptable workforce.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies; Strategy
Description:Simply explaining — or worse, mandating — the need to change organizational culture has proven unsuccessful. To build lasting commitment, each employee must feel a desire and a responsibility to change — and as HR leaders, we are poised to help them do just that. In this session, you'll learn how to apply a strategy to initiate or recharge culture change on your campus and explore some common pitfalls with culture change and how to avoid them.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies
Description:Last year, Pima Community College (a Hispanic-serving institution) embarked on an initiative to increase faculty diversity. Join us as we share details of our approach and the resulting framework and outcomes. You'll also have the opportunity to engage in conversations with other session attendees to generate knowledge, get support and ideas for your own challenges, engage in in-depth discussions, and create networking opportunities.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:Candidates who have a great experience are twice as likely to recommend your institution to others, even if they don't get the job. But ignoring candidate care can have a negative impact on talent attraction, recruitment and your institution's reputation. This session will explore ways for improving candidate experience, with a focus on using social media and technology to market your organization, educate and respond to your candidates, and make your institution more "shareable."
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:An HR shared services model is intended to standardize practices, improve and streamline processes, and ensure consistency of HR practices across campus. During this session, members of institutions who have recently implemented a shared services model will discuss ways that they have been able to effectively and efficiently provide HR services to employees. You’ll learn about getting stakeholder buy-in and preparing employees; centralizing transactional functions and establishing a communications strategy; taking inventory of and evaluating resources needed to move to a shared services model; and assessing institution readiness and available technology.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Strategy
Description:Historically, performance management at the University of Utah was neither consistent nor required. Even after implementing a process for regular staff performance evaluations, only 40 percent of staff employees had a completed evaluation on file. Recognizing that we had an opportunity to influence change, HR implemented a new performance policy and a new performance appraisal system. Join us as we share processes, discuss challenges and wins, contemplate next steps and share how we benefited from lessons learned along the way.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:Many universities are realizing the need to review their retirement plans in order to further benefit their faculty, staff and retirees. In this session, we’ll explore the shifting landscape for higher education retirement plans and what the risks and savings opportunities are; discuss sole record-keepers (SRKs) and why so many universities are adopting them; and discuss lessons learned from one university who made this change. You’ll walk away with practical action items to explore SRKs at your institution.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:Does centralization and shared services have to be scary? Does it really work? What is it that makes it work? Join us as we debunk myths around centralization and shared services. We’ve made the mistakes so you don’t have to! This case study will focus on the method of continuous improvement as a path to growth and the success of a shared services HR model. Get a glimpse into all of the things that went right, and not-so-right, during the process of centralizing main HR functions across campus.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:HR Operations
Description:Are you tired of receiving requests for individual position reviews and promotional increases that seem to serve as short-term band-aid improvements with short-lived satisfaction? Come learn about an approach to conduct deliberate, thorough and strategic comprehensive staffing reviews versus conducting multiple, individual reviews for pay or promotional adjustment. Explore the advantages of a collaborative process that allows leaders and HR to keep organization structure, position content and expectations and compensation not only up to date, but also future focused.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:Building a diverse and inclusive workforce is an important goal for institutions, but it's not so easy to achieve. As recruitment of diverse faculty and administrators becomes increasingly competitive, developing strategies to acquire and retain them is essential. Learn how one of the oldest and most homogeneous universities in the Northeast has institutionalized a fresh inside-out approach to recruit and hire top talent, build a more diverse and inclusive campus and remain competitive.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:Recruiting employees can be a lot like courtship. There are plenty of fish in the sea, and after the catch, you've got to reel them in with onboarding. Research has shown that employees know if they will stay in their position within the first 60 days of accepting an offer. Learn how to capitalize on your new employees' "honeymoon" period with ongoing, comprehensive onboarding. Ignite the passion of onboarding with our expert panel in an exciting game show format.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:Learn how the University of Arizona implemented a career architecture for more than 11,000 employees in a decentralized environment. In this interactive session, presenters will share strategies for engaging stakeholders through different project phases; securing support during senior leadership transitions; and remaining steadfast in the face of resistance and unexpected complexity.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:HR Operations; Strategy
Description:Everyone is changing HR, from upgrading technology to launching service centers to creating better support models. Often, the change comes from top-down or outside-in, elevating the noise and making a disruptive process even rockier. Can you "transform" HR while building relationships and trust? Can incremental change have big impacts? Attend this interactive session to learn how HR at Virginia Tech is using a collaborative approach to significant change, providing practical options that work.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:HR Operations
Description:Want your institution’s performance management process to be more effective? How about turning performance management upside-down? You can revolutionize the way your institution delivers performance feedback. Hear about a new, revolutionary approach to staff appraisals, designed and implemented by the University of Florida, that encourages more frequent conversations that are clear, timely and meaningful. Learn the strategy and get the tools to implement a new focus on performance management.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 1:15-2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:With higher ed changing more rapidly than ever before, change management is a must-have skill for higher ed HR professionals. Join us to learn about different change management strategies, apply them to one of your current projects, and explore the unique hurdles of applying change management in higher education.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 1:15-2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
Description:The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that 13,000+ higher ed jobs will need to be filled by 2028 — more than any other occupation. That's a lot of applicants. Is your online presence ready to attract the best? Attend this session to learn about recruitment marketing trends that are reshaping hiring in 2020, from AI to "shareability" and predictive analytics. Panelists will lead attendees in building a recruitment marketing strategy that will give them the advantage they need to stand out.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 1:15-2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management