Special Event

Virtual CHRO Summit
Schedule of Events

The virtual CHRO Summit will take place over two days. To facilitate discussion, seating is limited, so register soon!

Day 1 - March 22

12:00-12:30 p.m. ET Welcome and Introductions
12:30-1:15 p.m. ET Discussion: Current and Future Challenges and Priorities 

During this segment, we'll focus on our current priorities and the challenges our campuses and HR teams are facing during the spring semester and looking ahead toward the summer and fall.

Facilitated by Carl Sorensen, Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources, University of Richmond

1:15-1:30  p.m. ET  Break
1:30-3:00 p.m. ET  Higher Ed HR and Workforce Challenges and Opportunities in a Biden Administration and a Democrat-Controlled Congress

What should we be preparing for now regarding potential regulations and key policy initiatives under the new administration? What can we expect from Congress and its committees, including the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee? What initial and forthcoming executive action will impact higher ed and the workforce? This session will provide insight into the new legislative and regulatory landscape.

Steven M. Bloom, Assistant Vice President, Government Relations, and Jon Fansmith, Director of Government Relations, both of American Council on Education; Josh Ulman, Chief Government Relations Officer, CUPA-HR

3:00-3:15 p.m. ET Break
3:15-3:45 p.m. ET Small Group Discussions

This is your chance, in a small group of CHROs, to ask questions and share experiences related to your biggest challenges on campus.

Facilitated by Carl Sorensen, Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources, University of Richmond

3:45-4:00 p.m. ET  Summary and Closing Comments

Day 2 - March 23

12:00-12:15 p.m. ET Welcome and Introductions
12:15-1:15 p.m. ET A Path to Addressing HR Well-Being and Mental Health

This session will provide a suggested framework for discussions with our HR teams around which key HR programs and services yield a high return of value and which programs, services and activities could be suspended temporarily as a way to protect the well-being and mental health of our HR teams.

Amanda Bailey, Vice President of Human Resources, Brown University, and John Whelan, Vice President for Human Resources, Indiana University 

1:15-1:30 p.m. ET  Break
1:30-2:30 p.m. ET  Next Steps to Redefining Work: A Framework and Action Plan

As the nature of work continues to evolve, higher ed institutions will need to reexamine how and where work gets done. In this session, we'll examine how remote work will factor in to workforce planning efforts.

Amanda Bailey, Vice President of Human Resources, Brown University, and John Whelan, Vice President for Human Resources, Indiana University

2:30-2:45 p.m. ET  Break
2:45-3:45 p.m. ET Creating the Higher Ed Workforce for 2021 and Beyond

Managing the myriad ongoing and new challenges facing our universities and our HR teams may be on the front burner, but it's also important to focus forward. In this session, we'll look at what's next for higher ed and what HR leaders should be doing now to plan for the future.

Jami Painter, Associate Vice President and Chief HR Officer, University of Illinois System

3:45-4:00 p.m. ET  Summary and Closing Comments

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