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LEAP HR: Higher Education returned for the sixth year to unite the community of the most innovative higher education HR leaders for three days of future-focused, strategic dialogue like no other.

LEAP HR: Higher Education is the best opportunity to uncover how brand-new, non-traditional HR is enabling the most forward-thinking universities to transform the new era of work, find and retain top talent, streamline processes and cost efficiencies.

The 2024 summit featured 20+ case studies of how HR is challenging traditional thinking across both public and private universities - and left participants with the inspiration and toolkit needed to transform HR in their institutions.

The Higher Education People Leaders That Shared Their Stories in The 2024 Summit:

Among the Highlights:


How the University of Chicago is learning from institutions that have implemented a seasonal four-day work week which led to improved recruitment and retention of top talent, as well as a boost to staff morale.

How Cornell University are introducing a pilot program to recruit ‘Justice Impacted’ candidates into the workforce to increase diversity.


How UCLA improved employee retention through refocusing on engagement initiatives throughout the employee life cycle.

How DeVry University reshuffled their benefits packages by assessing their trends and claims data to discard wasteful spending and allocate into more valuable benefits, while reducing costs.


How Brown University has created a 5-pronged approach to address changes to: policy and procedures, community engagement, training and development, technology and space.


“HR in higher education needs disrupting if we are to successfully move from our current state to the future state and LEAP HR: Higher Education gets straight to the heart of what we must challenge and change now.”

University of Washington at St. Louis

Excellent. The best conference targeting the specific challenges CHROs face in Higher Education I have ever attended.

The University of Texas at Dallas

Just having the calibre of HR leaders who were present, in one room, at one time to share their experiences was amazing.

University of New Jersey

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