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Description:Join two CUPA-HR leaders as they share their approaches for using the CUPA-HR Learning Framework. Don’t be surprised if some hiccups occurred along the way; as we all know, when implementing new learning strategies, learning also occurs about what works and what doesn’t. Join us for an interactive session with lots of good information, energy and fun!
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
Description:In this hands-on, collaborative session, you'll learn about various approaches to creating and implementing a disability inclusion campaign that will strengthen your organization’s disability inclusion culture. You'll get tools, resources and checklists to assist with addressing hiring barriers and ensuring a disability-inclusive culture.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies
Description:What does it take to be successful in the chief HR officer role? What are the changing expectations and priorities? Based on Kincentric and Aon's "Learning to Fly" research, this session will examine the study results, how expectations are changing, and what HR leaders can do to prepare the next generation of CHROs.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Strategy
Description:CUPA-HR has been collecting data on benefits in higher education for decades. In this session, you will learn about the newest data on healthcare, wellness, retirement, paid time off and tuition reimbursement benefits. In addition, we'll discuss trends in benefits offerings and what lies ahead.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:HR Data, Systems and Analytics
Description:Employers offer paid leave programs to help employees balance personal and business needs. However, there is a financial liability for leave programs and an indirect cost of time off. Higher ed institutions must stay ahead of the curve while also ensuring compliance with federal paid leave programs. In this session, you’ll hear how Florida State University balanced business and employee needs when implementing recent leave programs, including paid parental leave and postdoc leave.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 am - noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:Are you faced with the challenge of attracting and retaining talent while remaining a good steward of your university’s operating dollars? In this session, you'll gain insights from the University of San Diego as HR team members share their recent experience updating the university's staff compensation program. We'll discuss best practices in compensation plan design — informed by stakeholder input and communicated effectively. You'll leave this session with tactical ways to build and communicate a sound compensation program on your campus.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:In this session, members of CUPA-HR's research team will highlight the latest salary and demographic data for the 2019-20 academic year. Hear about the latest salary data and trends, as well as information on diversity, department heads, adjuncts, turnover rates, staffing ratios and more. You will also learn how you can access and fully customize this data for your own needs using DataOnDemand, CUPA-HR's comprehensive online data tool.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:HR Data, Systems and Analytics
Description:Institutions in rapid growth mode need to have a well-planned and sometimes complex compensation plan to help insure equitable pay. Collin College in Collin County, Texas, is in one the fastest-growing areas in the country. Currently with four campuses, a public safety training center and various learning centers, Collin has two new campuses coming online in the fall of 2020 and two new campuses coming online in 2021. Learn from our experience how to create a strategy for equitable pay.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:So much of the work we do in HR is project-based. This session will define what a project is, provide examples of projects in HR, and help you apply a project management approach to a current or future endeavor. You’ll walk away with a template for a project plan you can immediately implement. Whether you’re working on a large-scale systems implementation or simply looking for ways to improve accomplishing your day-to-day tasks, you’ll learn how to use project management to make your and your HR team’s work easier and more efficient.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 1:15-2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:HR Operations
Description:During this interactive session, we'll review some important higher ed labor and employment law decisions of 2020. You'll hear the facts and learn about the precedent and argument for each. Then, test your own knowledge by judging for yourself which side won each case. The winner in each case will be revealed and questions answered along the way. For most of these cases, the decisions are tough, which makes for an exciting discussion!
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:In this session, we'll explore theory and recent research that inform best practices in recruitment and hiring. We'll review key elements of hiring mechanics, from composition of the selection committee to applicant interviews, with the objective of developing best practices that mitigate implicit bias in the hiring process.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies
Description:Many colleges and universities don't have a push-button solution for HR analytics, and they continue to struggle with obtaining meaningful data from their HR systems. In this session, you'll learn about how Montgomery County Community College has reduced the labor and time necessary to provide key insights to stakeholders on diversity initiatives, turnover trends and adjunct versus tenured employment by building an HR analytical model.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:HR Data, Systems and Analytics
Description:HR professionals have long been versed in addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. But how does that responsibility change when we work on a college campus? What happens when an employee is harassed by a student or vice versa? Where do Title IX and Title VII collide? In this interactive session, we'll explore several case studies and discuss best practices for addressing the issues while balancing risk, law and equity.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 1:15-2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has indicated that it plans to audit higher education institutions more frequently in 2020. However, many HR practitioners are unfamiliar with their institution's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) obligations under OFCCP’s laws. Through a case study from a university that was recently audited, this session will provide practical tips and tools to maximize HR practices and initiatives around EEO.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:University of Virginia HR recently underwent a complex transformation, one of the largest in the university's history. Several innovative communications strategies and initiatives were critical to help employees embrace the new HR organization service model. We will use our 2019 benefits open enrollment process as a case study to illustrate the success of our communications approach.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:HR Operations
Description:Navigating and managing medical accommodations for employees is essential, but it can also be challenging, especially when applying these processes to faculty. Over many years, UC Davis has utilized a thorough and thoughtful process for faculty accommodations that includes partnering with key campus resources and supporting academic leaders to avoid missteps while maintaining good records of efforts made. Attend this session to become better equipped to manage these issues on your campus.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy; HR Operations
Description:Why should your institution consider doing pay equity analyses on a regular basis? How do you convince leadership of the value? Once you've made the decision to do a pay equity analysis, how do you go about it? What are the follow-up steps your institution should take to address inequities? In this session, we'll take you through the step-by-step process of doing a pay equity analysis, discuss the challenges that may arise and provide examples of institutions that have successfully performed a pay equity analysis.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 1:15-2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:HR Data, Systems and Analytics
Description:All data hold stories. Data visualizations are one way to bring those stories to life. Whether we are creating a single chart or an entire report, how we choose to display those stories matters. In this presentation, you will learn some of the key principles that create great data visualizations, including the use of ink, text, size, shape and color. In addition, you will be introduced to some simple resources for moving beyond Excel into online tools for creating beautiful, interactive graphics to help better tell your data stories.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Strategy; HR Data, Systems and Analytics
Description:Over the past three years, the University of Maryland, Baltimore, has transformed the way it plans, creates and evaluates its organization and employee development initiatives. Utilizing customer feedback and participation rates, engaging on-campus groups, and creating a learning and development advisory board to get buy-in, HR has reimagined onboarding and professional development. Attend this session to learn how we did it and get tools and techniques for doing the same on your campus.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
Description:In today’s tight labor market, the majority of institutions feel compelled to make counter offers to retain employees who receive offers from other institutions. Yet, very few institutions actually have formal policies and guidelines on how these counter offers should be made. These types of unpredictable actions by managers, as well as other inconsistent pay decisions around starting salaries, can disrupt even the most diligent employer’s pay equity efforts. In this session, you'll learn how to overcome these challenges to build an equitable and fair total rewards program.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 1:15-2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:In this session, two university attorneys will address institutional legal obligations pertaining to sexual misconduct in the employment setting. We'll explore the U.S. Department of Education’s new regulations on Title IX, with particular emphasis on those aspects of the regulations that intersect with Title VII or other areas of employment. You'll leave the session with practical tips to help you refine policies and procedures consistent with federal compliance obligations.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
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.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
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.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:Workforce analysis tools and processes are typically used in corporate America, but HR at University of Maryland Global Campus took a chance, and it paid off … twice! Join us to learn how workforce analysis and planning applies to HR in academia and hear about our journey — mistakes made, lessons learned and successes realized.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Academic HR