Engagement

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Description:We are in a field that requires us to care — a lot — about our work, our staff and our institutions. But how do we take care of ourselves? What do we do to thoughtfully prioritize our work, deal with distractions and keep our perspectives? Doing all we can to take care of our “whole” self — with our emotions, relationships and environments — makes us more effective leaders and coaches. Emotional intelligence starts with self-awareness, and this session will provide you with practical tips and insights into how to create or enhance that foundation so you can take care of a very important person — yourself.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
Description:Emotional intelligence (EQ) enables us to recognize, understand and manage our emotions and those of others. In this session, we'll explore the Six Seconds EQ Model and how to use EQ to manage and coach through workplace conflicts in a timely manner.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
Description:Military people have certain beliefs, rituals and traditions, and hold fast to certain ideas that shape who they are. To bridge the gap between military and non-military, military cultural competence is important. PsychArmor Institute asked American veterans “What do you want civilians to know?” In this session, we'll learn the answers.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies
Description:Many institutions are facing the same challenge in HR: do more with less resources. Where do you turn when you need HR advice? How do you find a network of seasoned, diverse HR professionals? What are some ways to access resources specific to higher ed HR without breaking the bank? The key takeaways from this session are how to leverage a mentoring relationship and the resources available through programs like CUPA-HR’s Wildfire and Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders programs.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:Women in higher education are faced with several challenges regardless of the position they hold, ranging from salary and promotion inequity to issues of harassment and bias. University of Michigan HR is working to understand these issues and is targeting interventions and support for faculty and staff leaders within shared learning spaces. In this session, we'll explore a variety of programmatic approaches to support the advancement and development of women leaders within higher education; discuss interventions women leaders are utilizing in order to advance across different institutions; and explore evaluative methods to measure programmatic outcomes.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 1:15-2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies; Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:Do you often find yourself mind-full instead of mindful? Some estimates suggest that we invest as much as 50 percent of our waking hours in mind-wandering. In this session, we'll talk about what mindfulness means, why it is important for leaders, and how we can practically implement mindfulness in our daily lives, both personal and professional.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
Description:What does great teamwork look like in a higher education environment? What competencies are the most critical for high-performing teams? What key behaviors must teams exhibit to maximize success? Our HR team set out on a journey to identify these competencies, create a competency model, and develop an online toolkit for faculty and staff. In this session, you will learn about the process we used to create a competency model, which included research, focus groups and surveys. You will also learn about the resources we identified to be most helpful for teams to improve and thrive.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
Description:Building trust is like “grabbing at smoke." Regardless of what stage you are in your career, everyone can struggle with building trust with constituents. This session will break down the basics of “trust” and give you an actionable framework and applicable skills for building trust with stakeholders at your institution.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
Description:The American University in Cairo (AUC), a fully accredited American liberal arts institution founded in Egypt 100 years ago, provides a rich case study for HR practices. While AUC shares many common challenges with peer institutions in the United States, its location and diverse workforce offer unique vantage points on specific HR issues. In this session, we'll explore inclusion and diversity in a multicultural setting (with a mandate to internationalize faculty, staff and students); AUC's residential associates program (a recruitment tool for young international talents); the HR challenges shared between international universities and those in the U.S.; AUC's HR transformation journey; and staff exchange opportunities.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies
Description:Diversity and inclusion isn’t just about individuals, it’s also about the ways in which groups operate. Learn how two institutions are using Liberating Structures to empower campus members to break down barriers; to promote creativity and energize innovation; and to foster a culture of increased purposefulness, listening, collaboration, inclusivity and trust.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies
Description:According to a 2019 Gallup Poll, only 34 percent of higher ed professionals are engaged at work. As higher ed employee demographics continue to shift, talent management and HR professionals must develop creative learning and professional development opportunities to promote staff engagement and inclusion. This session will provide an in-depth look at a mastermind initiative implemented by a two-year public college and a four-year private university to support their goals around inclusion.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 1:15-2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
Description:Leadership transitions can often be challenging and complex. The leader’s vision for the unit’s success may require reallocation of resources, both financial and human. More importantly, senior-level leadership transitions affect ALL employees, whether directly or indirectly. As HR professionals, we play a vital role in preparing our new senior leaders with the blends of strategic change management and engagement aptitudes that ensure the path of least disruption toward organizational realignment and leadership success. Join us as we share information that will empower you to proactively execute your HR strategic leadership role in supporting your senior leaders with a successful transition plan.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
SESSION_TITLE:The Inclusion Habit
Description:In this session, you'll learn about the inclusion habit, an evidence-based solution designed to transfer inclusion work to the individual and make behavior more inclusive through six habit-building phases — embracing inclusion matters; understanding biases and their sources; dispersing with the negativity associated with unconscious biases; practicing thinking more deliberately; reprogramming incorrect intuitions about others; and becoming more empathetic. Learn how to use the inclusion habit as a road map to plot a behavior change journey for your institution.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 1:15-2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies
Description:REAL Talks (Respectfully, Engage, and Listen/Learn) is a powerful new tool to challenge unconscious bias while equipping organizations with the platform and space to have interactive conversations about topics impacting us inside and outside of the workplace. As more campuses grapple with questions surrounding the limits of free expression and divisive speech, employees benefit from learning from each other’s perspectives and experiences, enabling more effective engagement and partnership. In this session, you'll learn how to incorporate REAL Talks to challenge unconscious bias and teach respectful dialogues.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies