Tag: learning and professional development

Support the Development of Your Early-Career Employees With Stretch Projects

July 22, 2019 2:03 pm

At the recent CUPA-HR Association Leadership Program in Tempe, Arizona, 12 early-career higher ed HR professionals began their year with CUPA-HR’s Wildfire program, and 10 recent graduates of the program shared project outcomes as they wrapped up their year with the program: William Budding of Harvard University and Abby King of the University of Kansas... View Article

5 Ways to Celebrate Digital Learning Day

February 20, 2018 9:00 am

Ever-evolving technology and near-constant digital innovations are changing the landscape of teaching and learning — in our K-12 classrooms, in our colleges and universities, in our workplaces and in our everyday lives. Digital Learning Day, coming up on February 22, was started in 2012 as a way to actively spread innovative teaching practices and ensure... View Article

12 Great Reads of 2017

January 10, 2018 8:33 pm

It’s hard to believe another year is in the books, and a new one is already underway! As you jump back into your work in this new year, we hope you’ll take some time to read about some of the great work your HR colleagues are doing at colleges and universities around the country. CUPA-HR’s... View Article

How to Create a Professional Development Program Employees Will Want to Use

October 30, 2017 8:55 am

Is your institution’s professional development program a boom or a bust? Are employees excited about the offerings, or uninterested? Is the process for taking advantage of professional development easy or cumbersome? When Normandale Community College faced a lackadaisical response to its staff development program, human resources took a step back to identify the barriers to... View Article

Plan, Stretch, Connect: How Six Early-Career HR Professionals Are Developing Professionally in Higher Ed

July 26, 2017 8:30 am

Six early-career professionals who are participants in CUPA-HR’s 2017-18 Wildfire program — Shamika Patterson, Tapiwanashe Nhundu, Chris Roediger, Thuy Nguyen, Heather Butterfield and Drexel King — joined nearly 200 individuals July 13-16 in Tempe, Arizona, for the Association Leadership Program (ALP), an annual gathering of CUPA-HR leaders from the chapter, regional and national levels, corporate... View Article

5 Tips to Help You Plan a Professional Development Day for Your Faculty and Staff

May 31, 2017 11:06 am

An employee engagement survey conducted at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) showed that individuals felt most recognized when their managers gave them opportunities to grow as professionals — whether it was having the chance to attend a conference, attend a meeting with senior-level leaders or receive on-the-job training. In response to survey feedback,... View Article

Building HR Competencies (and Solving Problems) Through Group Think

February 7, 2017 9:00 am

In 2015, the University of Wisconsin System implemented its own human resources function, separate from the State of Wisconsin. This new autonomous way of doing HR changed a number of dynamics and gave the university the opportunity to rethink a whole range of policies and procedures and how it could best administer them. Out of... View Article