Strategic Leadership

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Description:Whether you work in benefits, HR operations, talent management, compensation, or learning and development, agile design can be extremely valuable for your work and for your customers. In this session, you'll gain insights on how to use agile design to establish a stronger foundation for customer service, resource allocation/cost management, talent growth and engagement, and continuous improvement.
DATE:Monday, March 30 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Scarbrough 1
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
Description:Has there ever been a more critical time than now to assess talent readiness in the recruiting pipeline for higher ed institutions? This session explores the perception of succession planning in higher ed and highlights key strategic values desired in the succession planning process. By looking at a case study, we’ll identify the common attributes of succession planning processes; discuss challenges, obstacles and outcomes; and explore the unique stakeholders needed for success in higher ed succession planning.
DATE:Monday, March 30 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Scarbrough 4
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:CUPA-HR has collected data for more than 50 years, and our surveys are now collecting more information than ever. This session will present an overview of the latest findings from the 2019-20 survey results, with a specific focus on salary and higher education workforce data. We will present findings from our flagship surveys — Administrators, Professionals, Staff, and Faculty — and look at race/ethnicity, gender, age and more. We will also discuss exempt status for professional employees in the context of 2020 FLSA overtime rule changes.
DATE:Tuesday, March 31 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
ROOM:Scarbrough 5
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Data and Metrics
Description:Many higher ed institutions include language around diversity in their mission statements and other policy documents. However, actions taken are often a reaction to headline-making events or threats of lawsuits. Merely talking about the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) hasn’t moved the needle on issues of representation and pay equity. Learn how your campus can assess its current DEI efforts and take steps to make real progress on DEI issues.
DATE:Monday, March 30 at 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
ROOM:Scarbrough 3
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Data and Metrics
Description:Daily, HR professionals are presented with myriad issues from our campus communities. During this session, university presidents and provosts will provide invaluable tidbits that can guide HR professionals as they aim to meet the complex needs of campus constituents.
DATE:Tuesday, March 31 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
ROOM:Scarbrough 4
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
Description:As data analytics and the diversity of workplace demographics become increasingly intertwined, the notion that HR and IT need to be experts in both areas is quickly gaining popularity. However, data experts often do not use the data for strategic planning and development purposes. During this session, you will learn how successful collaboration between HR and IT at University of La Verne created an effective way to manage data analytics and closed the communication gap between data and decisions.
DATE:Monday, March 30 at 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
ROOM:Scarbrough 4
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Data and Metrics
Description:Organizations that innovate are more likely to succeed. However, many struggle with coming up with viable new ideas. Since the 1950s, research has shown that typical brainstorming sessions often don’t work. In this session, learn what the research says about the ineffectiveness of typical brainstorms. Move beyond brainstorming, and explore new techniques to generate ideas quickly. Bring a challenge you have been working on, and leave with lots of new ideas.
DATE:Monday, March 30 at 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
ROOM:Scarbrough 5
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
Description:Many campuses are already struggling with student enrollment and student retention. As we approach the student enrollment “cliff” in 2025, how do we, as HR leaders, lead, facilitate and participate in discussions and create actions to prepare for the impact that these changes will have on the higher education workforce? Learn how one university’s chief HR officer and leaders in enrollment and student affairs are engaging one another to know the data, to orient others to the data, and to develop and determine pathways to address current and future challenges.
DATE:Tuesday, March 31 at 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
ROOM:Scarbrough 5
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
Description:Your institution's brand influences how the public perceives it. In a similar way, your benefits brand influences how employees evaluate and interact with your programs. In this session, learn what branding is (and isn't); examine the power of branding; and learn how to align your messages with your brand and apply your benefits brand consistently across all communications.
DATE:Tuesday, March 31 at 2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
ROOM:Scarbrough 3
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Total Rewards