May 22-23, 2018

Chicago, IL

Main Conference Day 1

Conf day 1Conf day 2

07.15 Deep Dive Registration & Continental Breakfast
Deep Dive A: Innovative Approaches to Strategically Plan Your HR Transformation to Ensure Maximum Impact, Efficiency & Buy-In

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08.30

Conference Registration & Networking

09.30 What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality Suruthi Bala, Global Community Director – LEAP HR, Hanson Wade
09.40 Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks, & Connection Before Content Nerissa Morris, most recently Vice President Human Resources, University of Miami
Transforming Your HR Function
 09.50 Discover: Lead HR in Your Higher Education Institution From ‘Current State to Future State’ in a Change-Resistant Environment Mary Beahm, Vice President Human Resources, Penn State
 10.10 Discover: 5 Steps to Transform HR in Higher Education: Making the Leap to Radical HR Mary George Opperman, Chief Human Resources Officer, Cornell University
10.30 Discover: How UT Dallas Is Challenging Traditional Thinking & Transforming HR to Support a Campus Population Growing by 10% Each Year Colleen Dutton, UT Dallas, Associate Vice President Human Resources, The University of Texas at Dallas
10.50 Debate: What Traditional Thinking Do We Need to Challenge to Make HR Transformation a Reality? Mary Beahm, Vice President Human Resources, Penn State
Mary George Opperman, Chief Human Resources Officer, Cornell University
Colleen Dutton, UT Dallas, Associate Vice President Human Resources, The University of Texas at Dallas
11.05 Action: What Changes Will You Now Make to Ensure Your People Function Is Meeting the Needs of Your Organization? Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair
11.20 Speed Networking & Refreshments
Reinventing Your Culture
12.00 Discover: Transform Your Culture & Rethink How You Navigate the Interpersonal Dynamics That Drive Decision Making on Campus to Influence Real Change Dr. Brian Dickens, Vice President Human Resources, Ithaca College
12.20 Discover: Culture Trumps Strategy: Why Transformation in Higher Education Starts With Creating a Strong Culture & Happy Employees Patricia Feldman, Chief Culture Officer, Arizona State University – edPlus
12.40 Debate: How Can We Radically Reinvent Culture in
Our Institutions?
Dr. Brian Dickens, Vice President Human Resources, Ithaca College
Patricia Feldman, Chief Culture Officer, Arizona State University – edPlus
12.55 Action: What Will You Now Do Differently to Ensure Your Culture Is Enabling Your People to Deliver Their Best? Output-Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair
1.10 Networking Lunch
Reimagining the Role of HR
2.00 Discover: Reimagine the Role of HR as Your Institution’s True Leaders of Innovation Jaffus Hardrick, Vice President Human Resources, Florida International University
2.20 Discover: Radically Rethink How You Develop & Embed an Entrepreneurial Mindset Across Your Institution Donna Bonaparte, Chief Human Resources Officer, Babson College
2.40 Debate: What Traditional Thinking Needs to
Be Challenged Around How We Transform Our
Organization’s Operational Performance?
Jaffus Hardrick, Vice President Human Resources, Florida International University
Donna Bonaparte, Chief Human Resources Officer, Babson College
2.55 Action: What Will You Now Do to Rethink How HR
Delivers Impact in Your Institution?
Output-Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair
3.10 Networking & Refreshments Break
Revolutionizing how you attract talent
3.30 Discover: ‘Remake or Be Remade’: How Princeton Has Revolutionized the Way It Defines Itself as an Employer Lianne Sullivan-Crowley, Vice President Human Resources, Princeton University
3.50 Discover: Radically Reinvent How You Intentionally
Increase & Measure the Diversity of Your Higher
Education Institution’s Workforce
David Turner, Vice President Human Resources, Eastern Michigan University
4.10 Debate: What’s Working, What’s Not, and What’s Needed to Find & Attract Talent We Need? Lianne Sullivan-Crowley, Vice President Human Resources, Princeton University
David Turner, Vice President Human Resources, Eastern Michigan University
4.25  Action: How Will You Now Transform Your Approach to Talent? Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by
the Chair
4.40  Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day One 
4.50  Informal Networking Drinks 

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