9:30 am Online Registration & Networking

9:45 am Introduction from the LEAP Team: Welcome to LEAP HR: Higher Education

9:50 am Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

  • John Whelan Chief Human Resources Officer, Indiana University

Leading Change & Enabling Organizational Agility in the Midst of Mass Global Disruption

10:00 am Opening Panel: Exploring the Role of HR in Higher Education’s New Normal: Leveraging Lessons Learned to Create Opportunity from Disruption

  • Kyle Cavanuagh Vice President of Administration, Duke University
  • Colleen Dutton Chief Human Resources Officer, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Nikki Martin Director of Human Resources, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • John Whelan Chief Human Resources Officer, Indiana University

Synopsis

  • Challenging traditional thinking around how we react to worldwide incidents, drive immediate and impactful change, and prepare a higher education institution for the future ahead
  • Understanding the impacts of global workforce changes as a result of COVID-19 on the HR and business strategy
  • How can the industry evolve itself to drive towards a sustainable future in the wake of the pandemic?

10:40 am Discover: Value Realized from UVA’s Workday Project

  • Michael Latsko Assistant VP – IMPACT & Decision Support, UVA Human Resources, University of Virginia
  • Mike Dietz Manager, Value Management – Education & Government, Workday

Synopsis

  • Overview of UVA’s ERP project
  • Areas of benefit realized post-implementation
  • Lessons learned and next steps for UVA

11:00 am Develop: What Should We Stop, Start, & Continue in our HR Leadership Strategies to Support our Institutions Through Global Disruption?

  • Michael Latsko Assistant VP – IMPACT & Decision Support, UVA Human Resources, University of Virginia
  • Mike Dietz Manager, Value Management – Education & Government, Workday

Synopsis

Output-Based Discussion Session Facilitated by the Chair

 

11:10 am Speed Networking Break Out Session

Rewriting the HR Rulebook for a Future-Ready Institution

11:40 am Discover: Leveraging Infrastructure & Tools to Redefine the Status of HR as a Strategic Business Department in Higher Education

  • Adam Weikel Assistant Vice President of Human Resources Service , University of Virginia

Synopsis

  • How can we go above and beyond as an HR department to better service our higher education institution, students, and workforce?
  • Unique new approaches to re-purposing HR infrastructure for wider use as an institutional service model in times of need
  • How the University of Virginia’s HR team transformed the use of its infrastructure for COVID response, offering services to parents, students and staff alike, and further reinstating the department as a strategic business partner

12:00 pm Discover: Transforming Legacy People Strategies to Take HR Impact to New Heights Across Campus

  • Tracey Donaldson Assistant Vice President of Human Resources , Ocean County College

Synopsis

  • What more can we do to think innovatively and create change through the way we do HR in higher education?
  • New approaches to transforming historic foundational HR practices at your institution to better enable a future-ready organization
  • How Ocean County College leveraged critical learning & development and performance strategies to revamp HR’s offering to staff, students, and faculty

12:20 pm Develop: How Do We Get More Innovative in the Approach We Take to Prepare Our Universities & Colleges for the Higher Education Industry of the Future?

  • Adam Weikel Assistant Vice President of Human Resources Service , University of Virginia
  • Tracey Donaldson Assistant Vice President of Human Resources , Ocean County College

Synopsis

Output-Based Discussion Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:40 pm Networking Break

Break Away from Tradition to Build a High Performing, Workforce Culture

1:10 pm Discover: Break Away from Traditional HR Practices in Higher Education to Unite Your Faculty, Staff & Students

  • Casey Cook Chief Human Resources Officer, The University of Chicago

Synopsis

  • What traditional thinking do we need to challenge to create a unified institution that shares one mission, whilst respecting the cultures and personalities of schools across campus?
  • The fresh new approaches to aligning practices and creating a best in class working environment that will maximize the value of HR
  • How one HR leader from the University of Chicago leveraged experience in the healthcare industry to unite 44 separate operating units and 6,500 staff with a framework that has transformed the outcome of critical talent acquisition and engagement strategies

1:30 pm Discover: Re-Energize & Refocus HR Goals to Champion Culture Change Across Your University

  • Sally Madden Associate Vice President of Human Resources, Rosalind Franklin University

Synopsis

  • What traditional thinking do we need to challenge to fully allow HR to be a trusted advisor to every layer of your higher education workforce?
  • The unique approaches to re-establishing trust between HR and senior leadership through a commitment to continual improvement across campus
  • How HR at Rosalind Franklin University has successfully moved from transaction-based to mission-driven in less than three years and saved the institution more than $200,000 in direct costs

1:50 pm Discover: Transforming Performance Management & HR Systems to Support a Strong Organizational Culture in Higher Education

Synopsis

  • How can we refresh our HR systems to drive meaning to both faculty and staff, whilst supporting organizational culture?
  • The fresh new approaches to driving HR value by modernizing tools and systems to fully meet the needs of employees across campus
  • How Yavapai College implemented a new performance management system tied to the organization’s mission and values that has transformed standards of work and organizational culture

Develop: What Lessons Can Higher Education HR Leaders Learn When It Comes to Enabling & Driving a More Strategic Approach to Building a Unified Culture?

  • Casey Cook Chief Human Resources Officer, The University of Chicago
  • Sally Madden Associate Vice President of Human Resources, Rosalind Franklin University
  • Dr. Emily Weinacker Chief Human Resources Officer , Yavapai College

Synopsis

Output-Based Discussion Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:30 pm Networking Break Out Session

3:00 pm Speed Learning: HR Leaps from Higher Education People Leaders

Uncover the story behind the higher education industry’s HR leaps in one quick-fire session. Each of the tables is hosted by a leader who will tell the story of their leap; you then get the chance to question the host before moving on to your next table.

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Enabling Organizational Agility through your Role as a Business & HR Leader: How to Build & Embed a Toolkit for Success in Times of Mass Disruption

Joyce Ingram, Chief of Staff for Finance & Administration, & Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Florida A&M University

Championing Non- Traditional Approaches to Employee Engagement on
Campus & Beyond to Take HR Impact to the Next Level

Anthony Ray, Chief Human Resources Officer, Elgin Community College

4:00 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day 1

  • John Whelan Chief Human Resources Officer, Indiana University