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Description:Research has shown that if you don't communicate effectively about your benefits, you may as well not offer them at all. Yet, most organizations still struggle with how and where to allocate communications resources and how to drive engagement with benefits. In this interactive session, you'll learn best practices and share challenges and successes. You'll hear case studies from leading higher education institutions as well as some of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." You'll learn how to evaluate and elevate your current communications efforts using the 10 Keys Framework from Segal Benz and will leave with tangible strategies for ensuring your communications efforts are meeting your business goals.
DATE:Monday, April 20 at 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:Attracting the right talent and keeping the best and brightest employees is on the mind of every higher ed institution’s leadership. However, it can be difficult to compete for top talent when you can’t pay the salaries offered by the corporate world or other markets in a low-unemployment and competitive market. One way to attract and retain talent without having to pay the big bucks is to create and develop a robust benefits strategy. Come learn how a strategically designed voluntary benefits program offering gives you the ability to offer customized benefits aligned to faculty and staff needs.
DATE:Tuesday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:In this interactive session, you'll learn about the blockbuster issues impacting higher education and review the most important higher ed labor and employment law decisions of 2020. Hear the facts and learn the precedents and arguments for each. Then, test your knowledge by judging for yourself which side won each case. The winners in each case will be revealed and questions answered along the way. The decisions are tough, which will make for an exciting discussion for all participants.
DATE:Tuesday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:Get the inside story from Washington, D.C., on the latest in benefits-related legislation, regulations and court cases.
DATE:Monday, April 20 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:Candace McLaren, former sex crimes prosecutor and former head of the Department of Education's Clery Act Compliance Division, will lead a lively, interactive discussion of updates to Title IX and will provide recommendations and best practices designed to help you create and maintain a culture of compliance on campus.
DATE:Tuesday, April 21 at 2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:It is undisputed that women consistently make less than their male counterparts in the workforce. In response to persistent pay gaps, some states have taken steps to eradicate pay differentials. In this interactive session, we'll explore the evolving legal framework, hear guidance for complying with pay equity laws and conducting related pay equity audits, and examine proactive steps employers can take now to protect themselves from equal pay claims.
DATE:Tuesday, April 21 at 2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:DEI/Cultural Competence
Description:Paid parental leave is an emerging benefit that employees are asking for across all industries. Come learn how one institution developed and implemented an inclusive paid parental leave. We will discuss considerations for including everyone: staff, faculty, parents and more.
DATE:Monday, April 20 at 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:Hear tips for working collaboratively with your campus police or public safety office. Areas of focus will include emergency planning, officer and employee wellness, training/workshops, sexual misconduct and more.
DATE:Tuesday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:Join our panel of experienced HR leaders for a discussion on important benefits topics including mental health benefits and access, disability and leave management, and simplification of retirement/investment options. They will also share how they’ve implemented successful education and communication strategies, responsiveness to accommodation needs, and tips for engaging employees in benefits choices.
DATE:Tuesday, April 21 at 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:Thirty-five percent of the skills needed for jobs today are projected to change by the end of this year, and yet higher ed institutions continue to rank in the bottom quartile for learning and development compared with other industries. Understanding employee skill needs and developing new skills and abilities in light of changing demands is critical not only to ensuring institutional sustainability, but also to employee engagement and retention. In this session, we will explore the five super skills most needed for the future and some development strategies for addressing the future skills needs of higher ed employees.
DATE:Monday, April 20 at 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Talent Development
Description:Using case studies “ripped from the headlines,” this presentation will explore the complex First Amendment issues faced by HR professionals on campus. The discussion will include the most recent information regarding how courts are interpreting the First Amendment and will provide practical tips for identifying potential First Amendment pitfalls and avoiding identified First Amendment traps.
DATE:Tuesday, April 21 at 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:In this new decade, employers are more invested than ever in the total well-being of their employees. Understanding the connection between employees’ health, wealth, work and life is key to a happy, productive workforce and vital to your business strategy. Learn how one institution created a total well-being program that is driving results.
DATE:Monday, April 20 at 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:Picking up where Dr. McQueen's keynote ends, this will be an opportunity to continue the conversation with a Q&A on gender identity.
DATE:Monday, April 20 at 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:DEI/Cultural Competence
Description:With an ever-increasing demand to build competency-based learning and development approaches, CUPA-HR researched and implemented professional development pathways for association members to use on campus. Discussions will include practices for using career tools for growth and taking careers to the next level. Through discussion and exercises, learn how to interpret and use these methods to enhance learning and professional development for you and others on your campus.
DATE:Monday, April 20 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
SESSION_TITLE:Washington Update
Description:Hear the latest federal regulatory and legislative news from Washington, D.C., and learn about the issues CUPA-HR is actively pursuing on behalf of higher education. Find out which congressional and federal agency actions are most likely to impact the higher ed workplace in the coming months.
DATE:Monday, April 20 at 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:Employee financial well-being is a growing focus for employers across all sectors of the economy, including higher education. This session will leverage findings from the TIAA Institute/CUPA-HR 2019 Higher Education Financial Wellness Survey to examine financial practices and well-being among the full-time higher ed workforce, with a particular focus on retirement readiness. The survey provides HR leadership and staff with sector-specific insights on areas for improving employee financial wellness.
DATE:Tuesday, April 21 at 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards; Data and Metrics