Association Leadership Program


All times are Eastern Daylight Time.

Wednesday, July 11

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

Thursday, July 12

8:30a.m.-Noon National Board Meeting
National Board Only
Noon-2:00p.m. Lunch Meeting – National Board and Region Boards
National Board, Region Boards
2:30-5:30p.m. Region Board Meetings
Region Boards

Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders Orientation
Past and New Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders

Wildfire Orientation
Past and New Wildfire Cohorts

6:00-8:30p.m. Dinner at The Pub
ALP Attendees Who Arrive in Time for Dinner

Friday, July 13

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 2018 ALP will provide you with an overview of the agenda and the opportunity to meet and connect with other attendees.
9:00-9:45a.m. Learning Framework Findings
Last year we kicked off our analysis of the CUPA-HR Learning Framework to determine whether revisions were in order. During this session, we will unveil the findings and recommendations.
9:45-9:50a.m. Wildfire Project Highlight
9:50-10:00a.m. Break
10:00-10:55a.m. Yes, And … The Power of Improv
This interactive session will focus on simple ways to create better engagement and relationships at work and beyond. Taking tips from the art of improv, learn how to use time-tested techniques that will transform how you interact with others.
10:55-11:00a.m. Wildfire Project Highlight
11:00-11:15a.m. Break
11:15a.m.-12:15p.m. CUPA-HR’s Public Policy Work
Learn which developments in Washington 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.
12:15-1:15p.m. Lunch
1:15-1:30p.m. Emerging CUPA-HR Leader Project Highlight
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

Saturday, July 14

7:30-8:30a.m. Breakfast
8:30-8:45a.m. ALP Group Photo
8:45-10:10a.m. Employee Engagement – What It Is and How We Increase It
Learn how top organizations create engaged employees and why it is so important to their effectiveness.  Speakers from the industry-leading Gallup organization will share their expertise about the factors that lead to engaged workforces and how all organizations can do more to increase their employee engagement.
10:10-10:15a.m. Wildfire Project Highlight
10:15-10:30a.m. Break
10:30-11:55a.m. CUPA-HR’s Research Work
Learn how our research team is transforming the research we do, get a peek at our latest findings, and discover how CUPA-HR’s data resources can be used both on campus and in your chapter meetings.
11:55a.m.-Noon Wildfire Project Highlight
Noon-1:15p.m. Lunch
1:15-1:20p.m. Wildfire Project Highlight
1:20-2:25p.m.  Making Your Own Well-Being a Priority
You give your all to your job, your family, your friends, CUPA-HR and other community activities. These priorities often leave little to no time to take care of what’s most important – you! This session will discuss the daily practices you can start today to stay centered and at the top of your game.
2:25-2:30p.m. Wildfire Project Highlight
2:30-3:00p.m. Break
3:00-3:55p.m. CUPA-HR’s Values
Last year’s ALP participants helped us reframe the association’s core values. This year, we will work together to apply these values to our work as leaders of CUPA-HR and higher ed HR.
4:00-4:30p.m. Closing Remarks
Reflect on our time together and the legacy of leadership that has brought us to this point.
4:30-6:00p.m. Free Time
6:00-8:30p.m. ALP Dine Around (hosted group dinners)
Meet in hotel lobby to walk in groups to nearby restaurants.


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