28 – 29 May, 2019

Austin, TX

2018 Conference Day 1

Conf day 1Conf day 2

08.30

Conference Registration & Networking

09.20 What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality Suruthi Bala, Global Community Director – LEAP HR, Hanson Wade
09.30 Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks, & Connection Before Content Dr. Brian Dickens, Vice President Human Resources, Ithaca College
Transforming Your HR Function
 09.40 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
 10.00 Discover: 5 Steps to Transform HR in Higher Education: Making the Leap to Radical HR Mary George Opperman, Chief Human Resources Officer, Cornell University
 10.20 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
10.35 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
10.50 Speed Networking & Refreshments
Reinventing Your Culture
11.30 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
11.50 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
12.10 Discover: Making the Leap from Content Curation to Content Insight to Revolutionize HR Impact in Higher Education Dr. Tom Tonkin, Thought Leadership & Advisory Services Principal Consultant, Cornerstone On Demand
12.30 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
Dr. Tom Tonkin,Thought Leadership & Advisory Services Principal Consultant, Cornerstone On Demand
 12.45 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
1.00 Networking Lunch
Reimagining the Role of HR
1.50 Discover: Reimagine the Role of HR as Your Institution’s True Leaders of Innovation Jaffus Hardrick, Vice President Human Resources, Florida International University
2.10 Discover: Transactional to Proactive: The Endless Journey of HR Transition on a College Campus Colleen Dutton, UT Dallas, Associate Vice President Human Resources, The University of Texas at Dallas
2.30 Debate: What Traditional Thinking Do We Need to Challenge About the Role of HR in Higher Education? Jaffus Hardrick, Vice President Human Resources, Florida International University
Colleen Dutton, UT Dallas, Associate Vice President Human Resources, The University of Texas at Dallas
2.45 Action: What Will You Now Do to Rethink the Role of HR in Your Institution? Output-Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair
3.00 Networking & Refreshments Break
Entrepreneurial HR
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 Rethink How You Develop & Embed an Entrepreneurial Mindset Across Your Institution Donna Bonaparte, Chief Human Resources Officer, Babson College
4.10 Debate: How Can HR Transform Its Impact In Universities & Colleges? Lianne Sullivan-Crowley, Vice President Human Resources, Princeton University
Donna Bonaparte, Chief Human Resources Officer, Babson College
4.25  Action: What Leap Will You Now Take to Drive a More Entrepreneurial, Business-Driven Mind-Set in Your Organization? 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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