Session 3
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: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: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: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:HR leaders get ready! The coming decade will usher in significant changes in higher ed: changing student demographics, the looming enrollment decline, declining revenues, the student debt crisis, and shifting sociopolitical opinions. In this evolving environment, HR must lead. In this session, you'll learn how to prepare and pivot both HR and campus operations to meet imminent challenges. We’ll also explore how you can strengthen your network of HR colleagues, who can assist and guide one another as these changes manifest on various campuses and in a variety of ways.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
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: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: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: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:Has your HR team struggled to build credibility with academic leadership? Do you find yourself struggling to build influencing relationships with academic leaders? In this session, HR team members from Gonzaga University will share how they were able to break this barrier and build strategic partnerships with academic leaders.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Academic HR
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