Strategy

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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:What does it take to be successful in the chief HR officer role? What are the changing expectations and priorities? Based on Kincentric and Aon's "Learning to Fly" research, this session will examine the study results, how expectations are changing, and what HR leaders can do to prepare the next generation of CHROs.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Strategy
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: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: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:Determining the president's compensation is one of the core fiduciary duties of a college or university governing board, but the process frequently occurs with little to no guidance or support from HR. Learn how HR can provide guidance on the applicable laws and regulations around executive compensation and effective practices governing boards can use to make sure compensation is fair and competitive and will stand up to public scrutiny.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
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: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:Too often, college students graduate with no professional job experience and no knowledge of key office tools and business systems, as many hold only off-campus jobs during their time at school that don't provide professional work experience. In this session, you'll learn about the re-imagination of student employment at Florida International University. You'll return to your own campus with a new lens about the role of HR in students' professional and academic success.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 1:15-2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy; Talent Management
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: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: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:As the higher education landscape continues to shift, it has never been more important for leaders to adopt new strategies to meet current and future challenges. This two-day workshop (all day Sunday and Monday morning) offers chief HR officers (CHROs) the opportunity to interact with thought-provoking speakers and one another. The sessions will challenge your assumptions, help you build upon your network of colleagues and give you practical takeaways to implement immediately on campus.
DATE:Sunday, October 4 at 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Monday, October 5 at 7:00 - 8:15 a.m.
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy