Microsessions

Supersize your conference learning when you drop by for one of our microsessions. Each session will be tiny in terms of size and time, but huge on information and insight; so don’t miss out!

What is a Microsession?

Packing information and insight on a topic into a fifteen-minute segment, microsessions provide additional insight from a concurrent session or expound upon a specific tool, element, process, etc. These educational sessions are less formal and shorter than concurrent sessions, typically offering 7-10 minutes of content and 5-8 minutes for Q&A.

Monday, October 8

All microsessions will be held in the JW Grand East Foyer near Registration.

8:10-8:25 a.m. | Is There a Mediator in the House?
Examine the critical need for HR professionals to develop as mediators in order to address workplace conflicts and communication challenges.

10:20-10:35 a.m. | Transform Your HR Onboarding Process From A to Z Digitally
Learn about a digital transformation plan that integrates your content services platform with your onboarding process, so that you will be able to maintain digital records and eliminate paper from the beginning.
Sponsored by MCCi

10:40-10:55 a.m. | Title IX and VAWA 101: Everything HR Should Know, But Is Afraid to Ask
When does an employee sexual harassment report trigger an elevated response? Work through scenarios to determine when a case has Title IX or VAWA implications.

2:50-3:05 p.m. | Preparing Higher Ed for Tomorrow’s HR, Today
Explore how current enrollment, workforce shifts and generational trends impact the higher ed business model and construct a case for using the latest technologies to attract, develop and engage top talent.
Sponsored by Oracle

Tuesday, October 9

All microsessions will be held in the JW Grand East Foyer near Registration.

10:20-10:35 a.m. | Using Big Data and Operational Integration to Revolutionize Engagement
Hear about how the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s health plan has implemented a unique, proactive outreach program by combining comprehensive, integrated data and big data analytics to improve well-being and performance for its 80,000 employees.
Sponsored by WorkPartners

10:40-10:55 a.m. | Beyond Physical Access: Creating an Inclusive Climate Through Partnerships
Develop strategic partnerships on campus that will create conversations about accessibility, empower individuals with disabilities and engage leaders.

2:50-3:05 p.m. | An End to Progressive Discipline
Retain good employees, increase engagement and create employee buy-in to improve behavior through positive discipline.