Session 1
SESSION 1
10/05/2020
11:00 a.m. – Noon
SESSION 2
10/05/2020
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
SESSION 3
10/05/2020
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
SESSION 4
10/06/2020
11:00 a.m. – Noon
SESSION 5
10/06/2020
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions Sponsored by:  

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:As institutions consider the transition to cloud-based human capital management systems, HR leaders should be driving the strategy. Attend this session to better understand the impact of the cloud; learn about the key decisions and changes that need to be considered to strategically transition your own organization in preparation for the cloud; and hear about the lessons learned and successes from HR leaders who completely redesigned HR service delivery around a new cloud implementation.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:HR Data, Systems and Analytics
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 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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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
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