Organizational and Professional Development

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: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: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: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: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: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:The Gallup organization reminds us every couple of years that nearly 70 percent of employees are actively disengaged. As HR leaders, it’s our responsibility to take action and look for ways to promote positive change. In this session, we’ll explore how we can encourage ourselves and others not to give up, but instead to take control of our circumstances and seize opportunities to positively influence others.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 1:15 - 2:15 pm
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy; Organizational and Professional Development
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: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:With higher ed changing more rapidly than ever before, change management is a must-have skill for higher ed HR professionals. Join us to learn about different change management strategies, apply them to one of your current projects, and explore the unique hurdles of applying change management in higher education.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 1:15-2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development