8:00 am Conference Registration & Networking

9:00 am Chair’s Welcome & Recap of Day One

Evolving Your DEI&B Strategy

9:10 am Discover: Enabling Your Managers to Weave Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging into the Fabric of the Institution

  • Ramona Agrela Chief Human Resources Officer & Vice Chancellor, University of California Irvine

Synopsis

  • How can institutions diversify their business strategy to foster inclusivity from search right through to hire?
  • Embed diversity, equity, and inclusion into your culture for increased workforce morale, empowerment and belonging
  • How the University of California, Irvine pioneered an interactive and engaging DEI&B program centered around four pillars of inclusive excellence, involving identifying and leveraging stakeholders, identifying a DEI&B Council, and recognizing its successes and lessons learned along the way

9:30 am Discover: Adopt a Multidimensional Collaborative Approach to Accomplishing Meaningful DE&I Change in your Institution

  • Jodi Williams Executive Director of Human Resource, Washington & Lee University

Synopsis

  • Assess and evaluate current DE&I-related challenges to better understand where to direct focus
  • Encourage broad diversity, equity and inclusion efforts that support students, faculty, and staff
  • How leaders of diversity and inclusion at Washington & Lee University have collaborated to expand on its performance development program, empowering employees to actively engage in DE&I

9:50 am Develop: What is Key to Infusing DEI&B Into the Culture of a Higher Ed Institution?

  • Ramona Agrela Chief Human Resources Officer & Vice Chancellor, University of California Irvine
  • Jodi Williams Executive Director of Human Resource, Washington & Lee University

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

10:10 am Action: What Are You Going to Do Now to Update Your Institution’s DEI&B Approach?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

10:30 am Networking & Refreshment Break

Reimagining Your Organizational Transformation Strategy

11:00 am Discover: Building a Case for the Agile Transformation of HR Functions in Higher Education Institutions

Synopsis

  • Demonstrate to staff and faculty the benefits of fostering a consultative approach to human resources
  • Engage stakeholders in an agile transformation journey to drive continuous improvement and consistently attract, develop, and retain top talent
  • How one university embarked on an agile transformation journey, utilising various sprints, ultimately positioning them as one of the states’ leading employers

11:20 am Discover: How to Implement Meaningful Organizational Change to Realize the Future Goals of Your Institution

  • Fredrick Martin Senior Director Enterprise, Change Management, University of Virginia

Synopsis

  • Recognizing why the wrong culture can be the very thing keeping you from becoming a strategic HR organization
  • How transforming your culture enables you to align your teams better and meet the needs of the university
  • How the University of Virginia has engaged with a new way of thinking that puts the human at the center of its organization transformation

11:40 am Develop: What Else Can We Learn About Sustainable Organizational Transformation?

  • Fredrick Martin Senior Director Enterprise, Change Management, University of Virginia
  • Marie Williams Vice President for Human Resources, Brown University

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:00 pm Action: How Are You Going to Apply Lessons Learnt about the Impact of Effective Organizational Transformation in Your Own Institution?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:20 pm Networking Lunch

Speed Learning

Synopsis

In this quick-fire session, each table will be hosted by a Higher Education HR leader who will lead the conversation on one of these topics before moving on to the next table:

Reimagine Your Approach to Attracting Top Talent

  • Fredrick Martin Senior Director Enterprise, Change Management, University of Virginia

How Can We Incorporate DE&I Into the Search & Recruitment Process?

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

2:20 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference