Engagement

Description:With this session, you get three sessions in one! You'll hear from leaders at three institutions on different approaches their campuses are taking on the topic of advancing racial equity. Segments will include: governance at the University of Minnesota and the role of the Campus Safety Committee on matters of racial equity; how the University of Richmond adapted CUPA-HR's 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge and how you could do so on your campus; and a look into what it's like to serve as both the chief HR officer and chief diversity officer at Florida International University. This session is sponsored by TIAA.
DATE:Wednesday, April 14 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies
Description:In this session, we'll explore how the Alamo Colleges District proactively sought and strategically used direct employee feedback during a global pandemic. We'll discuss the philosophy, process and value of rounding calls, and how this just-in-time data helped a large organization remain adaptable, agile, employee-centric and mission-focused while safely managing COVID. This session is sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand.
DATE:Tuesday, April 13 at 3:00- 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:This interactive presentation will explore a collaborative initiative between HR and the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Hudson County Community College that has ushered in DEI engagement programs and policy implementations that are boosting a culture of care, inclusivity and impact on student success. This session is sponsored by Explorance.
DATE:Wednesday, April 14 at 12:00-1:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:DEI/Cultural Competence, Organizational and Professional Development
Description:Communications have a direct impact on the confidence individuals have in their employer and their perceptions about the organization’s priorities and values. In this session, we’ll look at five broad themes that inform just how differently we’ll need to approach HR communications going forward and what trends to watch in 2021.
DATE:Monday, April 12 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Strategy
Description:Diversity, equity and inclusion — we hear it all the time, and often consider what this means in relation to how others view us. In this session, we'll continue to address that facet for DEI, but we'll also shift the conversation inward a bit more to discover where our own biases fall. Where do we feel like we may have been judged by others, and conversely where have we been the ones making judgments or stereotyping? Put your vulnerability hats on as we dive into an open conversation on this critical topic! This session is sponsored by VirginPulse.
DATE:Monday, April 12 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:DEI/Cultural Competence
Description:With the national spotlight on race and workplace culture, HR leaders can no longer assume that employees will just “keep working” without being impacted by this sea-change happening around us. While many are eager to engage in meaningful dialogue, they often feel ill-equipped to discuss these previously off-limits topics. In response, HR at UC Davis created the Race Matters workshop series. Join us as we outline our strategy to cultivate meaningful conversations about race in the workplace. This session is sponsored by TIAA.
DATE:Tuesday, April 13 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies
Description:Are your managers having performance issues with a staff member(s)? Does it seem that the staff member just isn't completing job duties satisfactorily? Learn about University of Michigan's "Staff Expectations," a program created to communicate to staff the HOW of their job and not just the WHAT. Move from “they SHOULD know” to “they DO know” with this framework, and create a culture of accountability. This session is sponsored by Explorance.
DATE:Tuesday, April 13 at 12:00-1:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:It is estimated that over the past year, higher ed has eliminated 650,000 jobs. In this session, we'll provide tips and techniques to minimize the stress of involuntary termination on both the organization and the affected individuals. We'll discuss strategies for both individual and group separations as well as how to assist the separated individuals with moving forward in their careers. This session is sponsored by VirginPulse.
DATE:Monday, April 12 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:HR Operations
Description:As conversations in society evolve, and demands of action from our communities increase, DEI initiatives must focus on "belonging" as an outcome for our diverse populations. Learn how the University of North Florida and the University of Southern California have embedded DEIB into all institutional decisions, from talent management to student recruitment. We’ll discuss how the pandemic affected DEIB efforts at each institution, lessons learned, and calls to action to ensure DEIB remains a central tenet and vital component of community building. This session is sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand.
DATE:Monday, April 12 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:DEI/Cultural Competence
Description:Psychological safety is the ability to reveal one’s true self and opinions without fear that doing so will lead to negative repercussions in terms of reputation, career or status. While high levels of psychological safety in the workplace are linked to better outcomes, increased innovation, and deeper work satisfaction, many organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to create a sense that it is safe to speak up or take risks. In this session, we will address current forces working against psychological safety in the workplace to include economic uncertainty, tone policing, vocabulary shaming, political differences, and remote work. Please be advised that this program contains material related to violence, death or suicide.
DATE:Tuesday, April 13 at 12:00-1:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy