Preconference Workshops

Full conference registration is required to attend a preconference workshop.

 

CHRO Summit – SOLD OUT

To be added to a waitlist, e-mail conferences@cupahr.org.

Saturday, September 16 | 8:00-3:00 p.m. | Aqua CD
(Continental breakfast and boxed lunch are included) 
AND
Sunday, September 17 | 7:00-8:15 a.m. | Aqua CD
(Continental breakfast is included) 

$255 for CUPA-HR Members | $300 for Nonmembers

Please Note: Full conference registration is required to attend this preconference workshop.

The CHRO Summit is a two-day workshop (Saturday all day and Sunday morning) that offers chief HR officers the opportunity to interact with thought-provoking speakers and one another. These two sessions will challenge your assumptions, help you build a network of colleagues and obtain practical takeaways to turn ideas and conversations into action on campus. This year’s CHRO Summit will be facilitated by David Blake, vice chancellor and chief human resources officer at Seattle Colleges and past chair of the CUPA-HR national board.

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Morning Segment — Campus Climate and Role of HR

Daring Acts: Cultivating Culture Change in Higher Education

CHROs are constantly confronted with change, conflict and drama. This segment of the workshop will help you reshape the role of all “C –Suite” leaders in higher education. Session facilitators will integrate the research of Brené Brown with inclusion principles and practices to help you deliver extraordinary service and leadership in the face of change, conflict and drama.

This highly interactive dialogue will weave the powerful relational competencies of connection, courage and resilience into an informative learning experience. Explore your personal leadership narratives and use these stories and scripts to close existing gaps between aspirational, personal and organizational values. In addition, you will be able to visualize new, or expanded possibilities for success, and proactively create a new narrative to positively shift realities. Leave the workshop with tools to be cultural change agents and the knowledge to introduce a culture of enough on your campus and within higher education.

Pearl Alexander, Senior Director, People Strategies, Georgia Institute of Technology

VP for Institutional Culture-CHRO Collaboration

This segment will examine the collaborative relationship between the institutional culture and human resource leaders at the University of Miami and how their work supports their president’s initiative on building a culture of belonging.

Isaac Prilleltensky, Vice Provost for Institutional Culture and Dean of the School of Education and Human Development, University of Miami

Facilitated Discussions

Discuss campus climate issues and how CHROs can work collaboratively to help their campuses build a culture of belonging.

David Blake, Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer, Seattle Colleges

 

Afternoon Segment — CHRO as Institution Leader

Provost-CHRO Partnership

Examining the role of CHRO as an institution leader, this segment will feature the CHRO-Provost partnership at Penn State and demonstrate the strategic impact of that relationship on the institution. Participants will discuss  practices that strengthen the CHRO-Provost partnership and more clearly connect HR with the academic mission of the organization.

Susan Basso, Senior Vice President for Talent, Culture, and Human Resources, The Ohio State University and Former Vice President for Human Resources at The Pennsylvania State University; and Dr. Nicholas Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost, The Pennsylvania State University 

Facilitated Discussions

Discuss best practices of CHROs who are institutional leaders and tips to help get CHROs who are not currently at this level to reach it.

David Blake, Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer, Seattle Colleges

 

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Morning Segment — Q&A with Chip Heath

Join business strategist and best-selling co-author of Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work Chip Heath as he addresses attendees prior to his conference keynote session. Chip will answer questions posed in advance by workshop attendees.

David Blake, Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer, Seattle Colleges; Chip Heath, Keynote Speaker

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Institution Responses to Sexual Misconduct Complaints: Title IX, Clery and the HR Professional

Saturday, September 16| 8:30-11:30 a.m. | Aqua 310
(Continental breakfast is included)
OR
Saturday, September 16 | 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Aqua 310 

$155 for CUPA-HR Members | $205 for Nonmembers

Please Note: Full conference registration is required to attend this preconference workshop.

Choose from two available times as we navigate a case study from complainant report through institutional resolution, identifying the institution’s responsibilities under Title IX and its intersection with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act. The workshop will explore best practices for responding to sexual misconduct involving both employees and students, as well as include key takeaways from recent Department of Education audits. Participants will use a case study to understand the steps in a compliant and best practice response. Attendees will also have the opportunity to create policy* response flow charts, noting what changes should be considered.

*To make this time as valuable as possible, please bring a copy of your institution’s policy to the workshop.

Adrienne Murray, Director of Training and Compliance Activities, and Ann Todd, Coordinator of Compliance Activities and Senior Investigator, both of D. Stafford and Associates 


Race, Religion, Politics and Drama on Campus — Moving Talk to Action

Saturday, September 16 | 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. | Aqua EF

$205 for CUPA-HR Members | $280 for Nonmembers
(Continental breakfast and boxed lunch are included)  

Please Note: Full conference registration is required to attend this preconference workshop.

The Impact of Post-Election Policies and Appointments on Campus Diversity and Inclusion Efforts 

A member CUPA-HR’s Washington, D.C., based government relations team will share the latest regarding current and pending laws and regulations and their impact on our efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive campus community. Participants will also have the opportunity to share recent challenges and successes.

Josh Ulman, Chief Government Relations Officer, CUPA-HR 

Diversity and Equity in Higher Education: What the Data Reveal About the Actions We Need to Take

CUPA-HR’s Director of Research, Jacqueline Bichsel, will share important data on the representation and pay of women and racial/ethnic minorities in higher education administrators, professionals, staff, and faculty. Although considerable interest and effort have gone into promoting DEI awareness on campus, few institutions know how to move forward in increasing diversity and equity. We will discuss the gaps that exist in diversity and equity in HE and the action steps needed to move beyond lip service.

Jacqueline Bichsel, Ph.D., Director of Research, CUPA-HR

Talking About Race, Religion and Politics on Campus

Campus communities are struggling to find ways to ensure that all voices are heard, including both voices that are perceived as strident, unpleasant and hateful and the voices of disadvantaged or underrepresented groups whose messages are often shouted down or obscured by more strident and hateful messages. Hear the models for civil discourse and facilitated dialogue around difficult issues involving diversity, equity, and inclusion. Participants will also learn about tools, strategies and models that enable individuals to give voice to their values, perspectives and beliefs in a respectful and safe environment. You will also learn how to respond to negative, strident and hateful messages from others without escalating conflict or compromising these values for civility, civil discourse and respectful engagement.

Daniel Griffith, Director of Conflict Resolution and Dialogue Programs, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

Daring Acts: Cultivating Culture Change in Higher Education

Campus leaders are constantly confronted with change, conflict and drama. Session facilitators integrate the research of Brené Brown with inclusion principles and practices that will help prepare you to deliver extraordinary service and leadership in the face of change, conflict and drama. This  interactive dialogue will weave the powerful relational competencies of connection, courage and resilience into an informative learning experience. Explore your personal leadership narratives and use these stories and scripts to close existing gaps between aspirational, personal and organizational values. Clarify current perspectives and realities. Visualize new, or expanded possibilities for success, and proactively create a new narrative to positively shift realities.

Pearl Alexander, Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement, and Cheryl Cofield, Director of Inclusion and Engagement, both of Georgia Institute of Technology

There will also be time for a facilitated discussion led by Quint Hill, member of CUPA-HR’s national board of directors, with our morning and afternoon segment presenters.

 


Understanding Higher Education

Saturday, September 16 | 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. | Aqua AB

$205 for CUPA-HR Members | $280 for Nonmembers
(Continental breakfast and boxed lunch are included) 

Please Note: Full conference registration is required to attend this preconference workshop.

Created specifically for HR professionals who are new to higher education or those who are moving into a higher-level role that requires a better understanding of higher ed operations, this workshop with additional online content will provide you with the knowledge you need while answering your questions about issues specific to colleges and universities.

Through your exploration of online content prior to the conference, you’ll dive into:

  • An explanation of the purposes of higher education;
  • A review of the types of institutions in higher ed;
  • An exploration of the culture and characteristics of higher ed; and
  • An explanation of accreditation.

During the in-person workshop, you’ll explore:

  • The environment of higher ed;
  • Ways institutions are classified, organized, structured and governed;
  • Budgetary and financial aspects of colleges and universities;
  • Faculty characteristics;
  • Terms and conditions of employment for administrators and academics;
  • Highly visible issues in higher ed;
  • Important relationships to build and maintain; and
  • A discussion about the future of higher education and how it will affect you.

You’ll also take home rich resources for continued education and reference.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with and learn from higher ed HR leaders from across the country who have witnessed many changes over the years in the higher education HR landscape This workshop sells out every year, so be sure to register early!

Mark Coldren, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, University at Buffalo – The State University of New York; Laurita Thomas, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, University of Michigan

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