Session 2
SESSION 1
4/20/2020
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
SESSION 2
4/20/2020
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
SESSION 3
4/20/2020
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
SESSION 4
4/21/2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
SESSION 5
4/21/2020
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
SESSION 6
4/21/2020
2:35 – 3:35 p.m.

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Description:Mentorship at University of Waterloo engages employees to share their experience and institutional knowledge. The success of this program stems from connecting the unconnected using unconventional pairings that invite participants to engage meaningfully in topics that matter the most ? individually and institutionally. This session will describe the design, implementation and evaluation of this program.
DATE:Monday, April 20 at 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
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, April 20 at 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Data and Metrics
Description:Research and our own personal experiences tell us that managers have the single greatest impact on an employee’s effectiveness, motivation, engagement, discretionary effort and retention. As the adage goes, “people don’t leave jobs, they leave managers.” Indiana University developed a new initiative for managers and supervisors that helps them be more successful leaders. We identified four simple yet powerful actions that all employees need their managers and supervisors to do. This session will introduce these four simple actions, examine how they were developed and identify the reasons why they work so well.
DATE:Monday, April 20 at 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:Explore past and present projects that have been enhanced by applying organizational development and leadership principles and practices. A panel of HR practitioners will describe and discuss specific projects they led and how organizational development influenced the roll-out of their project. Panelists will provide an overview of the project, how they approached thinking about the challenge, what actions and interventions were used, the status and outcomes, and lessons learned.
DATE:Monday, April 20 at 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
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: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