Session 2
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: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: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: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:Being a new HR leader is both challenging and rewarding. How do you set up yourself and your HR team for success? Two current chief HR officers will give you their perspectives on what worked — and what didn’t — in their first year in their roles. This fun and honest session will focus on how the presenters navigated the challenges of building strategic partnerships, motivating their teams, uncovering hidden HR problems and championing the HR function at their institutions.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
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: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:As with all complex challenges facing higher education, racism and its effects on people and systems remains one of the toughest to meaningfully address. Taken from an American Council on Education report showcasing a rigorous case study of the racial crisis that occurred at the University of Missouri in 2015, this session will explore what we know about what leads to such a crisis and how to avoid one at a time of racial tension in our country.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Academic HR
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: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
Description:This session will look at the changing face of workforce challenges over the last 10 years and what the future holds for higher education in the United Kingdom and globally. We’ll also explore the changes that have happened in UK colleges and universities, the impact on our workforce in 2020, and what lies ahead as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:HR Strategy
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: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