Association Leadership Program


Times are local. Tempe (and most of Arizona) observes Mountain Standard Time year round.

Tuesday, July 9

9:00a.m.-Noon New National Board Member Orientation
National Board Executive Committee, New National Board Members
2:00-5:00p.m. National Board Meeting
National Board Only

Wednesday, July 10

8:30a.m.-Noon National Board Meeting
National Board Only
Noon-1:30p.m. Lunch Meeting – National Board and Region Boards
National Board, Region Boards
2:00-4:00p.m. 2020 Spring Program Planning
Region Chairs and Chairs-Elect
2:30-5:00p.m. Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders Orientation
Wildfire Orientation
4:00-5:00p.m. Region Board Meetings
Region Boards
6:00-8:00p.m. Dinner
ALP Attendees Who Arrive in Time for Dinner

Thursday, July 11

7:30-8:30a.m. Breakfast            
8:00-8:30a.m. Registration
8:30-9:00a.m. Welcome to the ALP!
The official opening of the 2019 ALP will provide you with an overview of the agenda and the opportunity to meet and connect with other attendees.
9:00-10:30a.m. HR Agility: Embracing a New HR Mindset at NC State — Think and Do the Extraordinary
Explore the principles of Agile HR and learn how NC State's HR team embarked on a transformation journey toward HR agility.
10:30-10:45a.m. Break
10:45-11:45a.m. Do You Know What You Can Do With CUPA-HR Data?
CUPA-HR's director of research will give us a tour of CUPA-HR's expansive data resources and show how to be a more effective leader through data-driven decision-making!
11:45a.m.-Noon Break
Noon-1:00p.m. Lunch
1:00-1:30p.m. Chapter Showcase
Chapters will share their success stories, suggestions and lessons learned.
1:30-4:30p.m. Breakouts

Chapter and Region Connect 
This breakout will be divided into two parts – the first to assist chapters with overall chapter management and development, and the second to provide chapters an opportunity to connect with other chapters in their regions, as well as region board members.

Wildfire Connect

Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders Connect

4:30-6:00p.m. Free Time
6:00-8:30p.m. Group Dinner

Friday, July 12

7:30-8:30a.m. Breakfast
8:30-8:45a.m. ALP Group Photo
8:45-9:45a.m. CUPA-HR Learning Framework Reveal
During this session, we'll unveil the new version of the CUPA-HR Learning Framework and discuss practical ways to use it.
9:45-10:00a.m. Break
10:00-10:30a.m. Project Management
Project management is a new addition to the Learning Framework. Learn more about this competency and hear examples of project-management wins on campus.
10:30a.m.-11:00a.m. CUPA-HR’s Public Policy Work
Learn which developments in Washington, D.C., affect your team’s work on campus and the role you play in sharing this information as a leader on campus and as an association volunteer leader.
11:00-11:15a.m. Break
11:15-11:30a.m. LPD Committee, DEI Task Force, Public Policy Committee and Research Advisory Committee Report
Hear about the great partnerships and progress being made by these groups.
11:30a.m.-Noon Emerging CUPA-HR Leader Project
The 2018-19 cohort shares an update on its new chapter leadership resources.
Noon-1:00p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:15p.m. Wildfire Projects
Learn about the innovative projects members of the 2018-19 cohort have launched on their campuses and at CUPA-HR.
2:15-2:30p.m. Break
2:30-3:45p.m. What Does It Take to Be an Influential Leader?
It takes more than professional competence to be influential. We need a point of view, a systems-thinking orientation, a strong network, the ability to connect with diverse audiences, and a track record of results. Learn how CUPA-HR engagement can build our skills, give us a set of success stories, and create the relationships we need to be perceived as dynamic and influential inside our higher ed organizations.
3:45-4:00p.m. Connecting Our Work to Our Mission, Values and Ethics
4:00-4:05p.m. Closing Comments
Reflect on our time together and the legacy of leadership that has brought us to this point.
4:05-6:00p.m. Free Time
6:15-8:30p.m. ALP Dine Around (hosted group dinners)
Meet in hotel lobby to walk in groups to nearby restaurants.


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