Sessions

Concurrent sessions sponsored by: 

Session 1
3/27/2017
Session 2
3/27/2017
Session 3
3/27/2017
Session 4
3/28/2017
Session 5
3/28/2017
Session 6
3/28/2017

5-Star Academy as Part of New Employee Orientation for Employee Success

One of the most important ways a college or university can improve the effectiveness of its talent management and employee retention is through the strategic use of an onboarding program....
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Continuous Improvement: Root Cause Problem-Solving to Reduce “Fire Fighting”

“Continuous improvement” is a philosophy consisting of a management system and business strategy along with tools and principles designed to create a new way of working. This session will provide...
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Persuasiveness From the Platform

Giving presentations is an important part of being an influential professional. Whether it’s presenting a new project to a small team, persuading a roomful of intimidating executives or motivating your...
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Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Investigations for HR Professionals

Are you prepared for an allegation of sexual misconduct between an employee and a student? Are your policies and processes for these cases compliant with Title IX and the Clery...
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What Higher Ed Can Learn From Business (and Vice Versa)

Learn what has made human resources departments succeed and fail in the business world and how those experiences can be applied in higher education. You’ll leave with ideas of how...
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Eradicating Bias and Micro-Aggressions With Cultural Humility

Discover how one university responded to student demands for increased sensitivity and diversity training for faculty and staff. The University of Rochester is raising awareness of the impact of implicit...
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Ethical Leadership: Doing the Right Thing

Today’s leaders draw on their values to cope with ambiguities within the workplace, a multitude of competing priorities and an onslaught of government regulation. How is it that some leaders...
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Financial Wellness as a Mainstay of Total Rewards Strategy

Financial wellness resources help address one of the leading causes of stress for employees and can decrease absenteeism while increasing empowerment and overall employee wellbeing. Consider these and other benefits...
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Helping Hiring Managers & Selection Committees Reach the Next Level

Learn how to help hiring managers and selection committee members (who infrequently use HR software) get the job done with ease! Topics include… • Improving the candidate experience and reflecting...
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Leveraging HR’s Influence During Times of Change

An organization’s culture is most tested and its true identity exposed during times of change and uncertainty. This session will examine the importance of developing and utilizing positive HR partnerships...
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Your Faculty Workforce: Strategic HR Considerations

Colleges and universities have struggled to create new faculty workforce models that are responsive to the emerging needs of a new generation of nontraditional students. Increasingly, the tenured faculty model...
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Forgiven: A Guide to Helping Your Employees Take Advantage of Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Public Service Loan Forgiveness can potentially save your employees tens of thousands of dollars in student loan payments, but navigating the ins and outs of the program can be tricky....
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The Salary and Workforce Data You Need! 2017 CUPA-HR Salary Surveys: Gender, Ethnicity, Age, Seniority, Exempt Status, and More!

CUPA-HR is celebrating its 50th anniversary of data collection, and we have made many changes to our salary surveys. For our four flagship salary surveys—Administrators, Professionals, Staff, and Four-Year Faculty—we’re...
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Using Data to Drive Talent Management Success

How often do you hear the need for and value of data when it comes to measuring performance and proving your worth? How often are you able to take advantage...
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Vaqueros Culture of Service Excellence

This session serves as a reminder of HR’s organizational presence in the day-to-day university operations and how each team member’s abilities to communicate may determine certain operational aspects. In this...
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Diversifying Your Workforce, One Position at a Time

Explore the possibility of increasing minority hires by examining the five Ws that impact the process: who, what, when, where and why. Learn how to effectively diversify your staff without...
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Hire a Bull: Skill Building for Student Employees

Employers want more than what they are getting from college graduates. We are providing our students with functional knowledge, but are we missing opportunities to build soft skills? Learn how...
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Hirezon’s Cloud-Based Talent Management System for Higher Education: An Overview

Hirezon is committed to provide cloud-based recruitment technology and talent management system for higher education institutions whether small colleges or large universities. In this session, you will get an insight...
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Inside Out: Re-Building Your HR Team

Discover a simple model for establishing a professional identity within your HR team and in the eyes of constituents/stakeholders. Current, new and aspiring HR leaders can benefit from a practical...
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It Starts With Trust: Developing the HR Communities of Practice Office at UW-Madison

How does central HR transform its relationship with HR offices across a large campus in a way that is trust-based, sustainable and demonstrates true strategic partnership? How do we foster...
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Reclaiming Civility in the Workplace

Ninety percent of workers report experiencing uncivil behavior, and half say they are treated rudely at least once a week. Due to those statistics, managers and executives at Fortune 1000...
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Creating Successful Managers: Approaching Management From a Variety of Angles

HR is acutely aware of the impact a direct supervisor can have on employee engagement, satisfaction, performance and turnover. Learn how the University of Missouri approaches management training from a...
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Fostering Financial Wellness on Your Campus

Learn what financial wellness is and why it matters in retirement planning. Hear what kind of impact a solid wellness program can have on the issues employers care about most,...
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Recruitment Marketing – Changing Paradigms at the University of Cincinnati

Explore the concepts of recruitment marketing and employer branding, along with their relevance in attracting a diverse pool of quality candidates. In this session, learn how to set your institution...
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Using Emotional Intelligence to Mitigate Workplace Bullying

In this session, we’ll examine the prevalence of workplace bullying in higher education institutions and the use of emotional intelligence as a strategy to mitigate this phenomenon. We’ll consider the...
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A Strategic Partner Model for New Employee Onboarding

Onboarding sets new employees up for success by helping them reach higher levels of productivity faster. Increased employee retention and employee engagement are just some of the positive outcomes of...
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HR Evolution … From Executing HR Practices to Solving Business Problems

Remaining relevant is the charge presented to today’s HR leaders. To do so requires continuing evolution from a function that only executes HR practices to one that also solves business...
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How to Work in a Bubble: Navigating a Compensation Study in a Transparent Environment

Learn how Austin Community College’s HR compensation team worked with members of employee groups and administration along with an outside consultant to conduct a review of the college’s base compensation...
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Quiet Leadership: You Don’t Have to Be Loud to Be a Great Leader

Did you know that academia has a higher percentage of introverts than almost any other profession?  Yet workplaces and schools are generally geared toward extroverts, leaving introverts undervalued and overlooked....
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