7:30 am Main Conference Registration & Networking

8:30 am What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality

8:40 am Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

Rethinking How to Navigate the Long Term Impact of the ‘Great Resignation’ On Campus

8:50 am Discover: ‘The Great Resignation’ or Great Retention? How Enhanced Understanding of What Makes Staff & Faculty Tick Will Pivot Snowballing Rates of Resignation

  • El pagnier Kay Hudson Senior Vice President of HR and Vice Provost for DEI, Florida International University

Synopsis

  • Develop an unparalleled retention strategy to enhance employee loyalty and cultivate a stable workplace culture across campus
  • Redefine your employee satisfaction strategy to remain the employer of choice long after initial recruitment in an increasingly tight labor market
  • How Florida International University utilized data forecasting to stay one step ahead, tangibly lessening the impact that the Great Resignation had on campus

9:10 am Discover: Reimagining Your Flexible Working Model as you Navigate A World Where Priorities are Shifting for Faculty & Staff

  • Gaston Reinoso Chief Human Resource Officer, Associate Vice President & Associate Vice Chancellor - Human Resources, University of Houston

Synopsis

  • Leading with flexibility to ensure you continue to attract and retain top talent and respond effectively to the needs of today’s applicants in a world where flexibility is a priority for many
  • Challenge the idea that flexibility is one-dimensional: Thinking creatively to shape a flexible working package that enables all employees to feel heard
  • How the University of Houston’s ‘Alternative Work Arrangements’ initiative is improving its employees’ work-life balance, contributing to overall workforce productivity

9:30 am Discover: Creating an Environment Where Employees Voices are Heard for Increased Retention, Diversity of Thought & Long-Term Job Satisfaction Across Campus

Synopsis

  • Empower staff and faculty to engage with your institution’s strategy as individual contributors
  • Understand the importance of the employee voice through feedback for transformed employee engagement
  • How the University of Tennessee System operationalized its institutional values and leveraged an inclusion and engagement strategy for all employees ensuring their ability to fully engage as an individual contributor

9:50 am Develop: What More Can We Learn from HR Leaders Who Have Revolutionized Their Retention Strategy?

  • Brian Dickens Scp Cec Chief Human Resources Officer, University of Tennessee
  • El pagnier Kay Hudson Senior Vice President of HR and Vice Provost for DEI, Florida International University
  • Gaston Reinoso Chief Human Resource Officer, Associate Vice President & Associate Vice Chancellor - Human Resources, University of Houston

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

10:10 am Action: What Are You Going to Do Differently to Retain Top Talent?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

10:30 am Speed Networking & Refreshments

Transform the Wellbeing of Your Staff & Faculty

11:10 am Discover: Unlock the Benefits of an Incentive-Driven, Multifaceted Employee Wellness Program for Both Staff & Faculty

Synopsis

  • Discover how to build a functioning employee wellness program which genuinely enhances health and wellbeing amongst staff and faculty
  • Reimagine your approach to employee wellbeing by placing emphasis on awareness, prevention, and healthy choices, and see a reduction in overall healthcare costs
  • How Purdue University’s award-winning employee wellness program changed its healthcare expenditure trajectory to notably cost avoid $22 million in 2022, whilst simultaneously enabling employees to improve their overall wellbeing

11:30 am Discover: Equipping HR Teams to Effectively Deal with Burnout Across Campus from Staff to Faculty to Students

  • Ale Kennedy Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer, Clemson University
  • Derek Ekaitis Staff and Faculty Relations Manager, Clemson University

Synopsis

  • How can HR prevent burnout on the frontline when dealing with frustration and stress on all levels from employees to leadership?
  • Incorporate a meaningful burnout prevention approach for improved mental wellbeing for staff and faculty and a constructive workplace culture
  • How Clemson University changed its approach to stress and burnout and saw considerable improvements in productivity and employee turnover

11:50 am Develop: What More Can We Do to Truly Support the Wellbeing of Higher Ed Employees?

  • Candace Shaffer Director - Benefits, Purdue University
  • Ale Kennedy Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer, Clemson University
  • Derek Ekaitis Staff and Faculty Relations Manager, Clemson University

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:10 pm Action: What Changes Are You Going to Make to Your Wellbeing Strategy?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:30 pm Networking Lunch

Building Better Campus Leaders

1:30 pm Discover: Multi-Dimensional Leadership Development for Increased Engagement & Productivity Across the Campus Workforce

  • Colleen Dutton Chief Human Resources Officer, University of Texas at Dallas

Synopsis

  • Rethink how to support and develop effective leadership skills for all levels of your workforce and enhance professional development
  • Cultivate leadership skills where agility, compassion, strategic thinking, and creativity are intertwined and impact all layers in the organization
  • Learn how the University of Texas at Dallas’ campus-wide program opens access to leadership development programs designed to enable the success of current and future leaders in an ever-changing workforce environment

1:50 pm Discover: Unlock the Benefits of Building a Multifaceted Professional Development Program to Energize Staff & Faculty in Their Roles

  • Temple Carter Talent Program Manager, The University of Texas System
  • Susan Masson Program Manager, The University of Texas System

Synopsis

  • Develop a professional development path to help employees better perform and increase the overall productivity of your teams
  • Enable your workforce to continue their professional growth with a lean strategy to enhance their skillsets
  • The University of Texas System’s professional development program which creates interactive opportunities to gain future-ready competencies, functional skillsets, and human skills, transforming employees’ ability to succeed

2:10 pm Discover: Reimagine Your Leadership Strategy to Invigorate Your Workplace Culture & Increase Job Satisfaction Amongst Staff & Faculty

Synopsis

  • Understand how best to structure your leadership development training for both staff and faculty
  • Increase engagement on all levels by offering meaningful professional L&D across campus
  • Hear how KAUST utilized data to rethink their leadership priorities and streamlined their organizational design

2:30 pm Develop: What More Can We Do to Revitalize Our Approach to Learning & Development for Employees?

  • Kathy Farell Director, Talent Management & Talent Development, KAUST
  • Farah Akhtar HR Business Partner, KAUST
  • Susan Masson Program Manager, The University of Texas System
  • Temple Carter Talent Program Manager, The University of Texas System
  • Colleen Dutton Chief Human Resources Officer, University of Texas at Dallas

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:50 pm Action: What Are You Going to Do to Develop a Winning L&D Strategy?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

3:10 pm Networking & Refreshment Break

New Ways to Navigate Performance Management

3:30 pm Discover: Leveraging Performance Management Technology to Facilitate Workforce Efficiency & Job Satisfaction

  • Michelle Piekutowski Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer, Carnegie Mellon University

Synopsis

  • Discovering how to deliver certainty within your workforce through providing a framework for career growth and development
  • Rethinking how to optimize individual job execution by utilizing a Pay-for-Performance culture, strengthening partnerships between supervisors and employees
  • Hear how Carnegie Mellon University has leveraged Workday’s performance and optimization tools to maximize employees’ professional development

3:50 pm Discover: “What Gets Measured Gets Done, And What Gets Rewarded Gets Repeated.” Challenge Tradition & Drill Down Into the ‘How’ & ‘Why’ of Good Performance, Campus-Wide

  • Angela Stopper Chief Learning Officer & Director of People and Organization Development, University of California, Berkeley

Synopsis

  • Implement an effective coaching and engagement strategy to enable staff and faculty to take ownership of their day-to-day work
  • Increase engagement and accountability across the workforce by identifying meaningful KPIs
  • Uncovering how the University of California, Berkeley improved their employee performance management survey scores by 8%

4:10 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from the HR Leaders Challenging Traditional Performance Management Styles?

  • Angela Stopper Chief Learning Officer & Director of People and Organization Development, University of California, Berkeley
  • Michelle Piekutowski Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer, Carnegie Mellon University

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

4:30 pm Action: What Changes Are You Going to Make to Your Performance Management System?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

4:50 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

5:00 pm End of Conference Day One