Strategy

Description:As HR leaders, we need to approach initiatives in a collaborative way to serve our stakeholders and achieve our goals. Utilizing a strategic partnership model to connect project imperatives with successful outcomes for all stakeholders can feel daunting. In this case study, you'll learn how Kansas State University leveraged a compliance challenge to strengthen relationships, established a shared understanding, and achieved project goals in the face of changing circumstances. This session is sponsored by TIAA.
DATE:Monday, April 12 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
Description:The year 2020 fundamentally changed the way we approach HR. To that end, HR teams are now in a unique position to overhaul their processes and experiment with a raft of new solutions to support new ways of remote working. Tech trends that were once on the distant horizon are now an everyday reality — but deciding which will have the greatest impact on your institution can be overwhelming. In this session, we’ll explore how technology can support remote teams and ease the transition back to campus; why dynamic careers sites are becoming a must-have for modern institutions; how AI can assist in DEI initiatives; why recruiters are beginning to think like marketers; and how HR can become a strategic business partner and get stakeholder buy-in for new technology solutions.
DATE:Tuesday, April 13 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Strategy
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:The "workplace" as we knew it before COVID will probably never exist again, as many organizations plan to shift permanently to remote work, and many others are taking a hybrid approach. As this new way of working evolves, managers need to be mindful of the changing trends and find the right way to lead and support their remote teams and hybrid workforce. This session will offer actionable steps and practical ideas for how managers can engage, develop and reward their staff, both in-person and remote. This session is sponsored by Explorance.
DATE:Wednesday, April 14 at 12:00-1:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy