Building Capabilities

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Description:Regardless of the type or size of institution, higher learning entities are faced with constrained resources and the need to rapidly respond to challenges, which has led to the increased use of collaborative change projects. As a result, HR professionals are faced with leading and supporting project work that carries many challenges, one of which concerns the experience of time. In this session, we'll discuss research around how temporal issues may impact your experience, as well as that of your employees. This interactive session includes opportunities for attendees to share ideas and to craft a plan of action to take back to campus.
DATE:Tuesday, March 31 at 2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
ROOM:Scarbrough 2
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
Description:To recruit, develop and retain great people in a competitive landscape, a modern talent management framework needs to deliver not only great recruitment, onboarding, learning and development, performance, employee engagement and succession outcomes, but also an outstanding candidate and employee experience. Learn how one organization built a talent management framework that puts employee experience at its center.
DATE:Tuesday, March 31 at 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
ROOM:Vernon
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:The School of Nursing is the result of the integration of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, with University of Medicine Dentistry of New Jersey. The school is unique and complex, as it is the only school at Rutgers that houses staff and faculty from both units. Every union agreement, accounting and new HR process affects the school in a distinct manner, which leads to a creative juxtaposition of processes. Come and learn how take on this challenge successfully.
DATE:Monday, March 30 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Percival/Vernon
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:Prior to 2015, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette operated from a decentralized, on-premise applicant tracking system (ATS) dating back to the 1980s. However, as meeting recruiting compliance requirements became more challenging, they knew it was time for a change. Learn how the university transformed HR from transactional to strategic, earning HR a seat at the table as an integral part of the university, starting with the rollout of a cloud-based ATS. You’ll walk away with best practices on how HR can act as a subject matter expert when moving from paper-based processes to implementing HR systems university-wide.
DATE:Monday, March 30 at 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
ROOM:Percival/Vernon
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:HR Data/Strategy; HR Operations
Description:HR professionals can be viewed as "volcanologists" when facing the daunting task of studying, measuring, shifting and facilitating change in the cultural "volcano." HR leaders must be attuned to the subtle shifts and seismic movements that may lead to unintended disruptions. Join this collaborative session to learn how colleagues embrace the tremors and navigate the earthquakes. Receive impactful strategies and resources that will increase your influence and resilience.
DATE:Monday, March 30 at 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
ROOM:Scarbrough 2
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
Description:As the landscape of higher education continues to evolve, universities are tasked with creating an environment that is more responsive to the needs of faculty, students and staff. To ensure the right talent is in place to keep pace with this evolution, it's up to HR leaders to effectively identify, develop and manage talent. Performance management is a key step in the talent management process. This session will give you a guided tour of how Rutgers University successfully created and launched a new performance management process, as well as help you create your own performance management strategy.
DATE:Monday, March 30 at 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
ROOM:Scarbrough 2
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:Many higher ed institutions struggle to attract employees, particularly faculty, from diverse identities and backgrounds. Often, institutions don't know how to demonstrate their commitment to inclusion and tell their story in an authentic way. Come learn how the Community College of Rhode Island developed its story through a multipronged approach that involves culture, hiring processes and employee engagement.
DATE:Tuesday, March 31 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
ROOM:Vernon
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:DEI/Cultural Competence