Higher ed HR professionals with a story to tell or expertise to share
Subject matter experts who have unique insight into the challenges facing higher ed HR
We are looking for presenters to share their how-tos, best practices, case studies and lessons learned. The most requested sessions tend to address:
CHRO as institution leader
Campus climate and the role of HR
Higher ed workforce challenges
Higher ed talent management challenges
HR as partner with academic leaders
Using HR data to drive leadership decision-making
Legislative and regulatory compliance challenges (ACA, FMLA, Title IX, etc.)
HR metrics and analytics and leveraging technology
Educating academic leaders on the value-added role of HR and the associated relationship
Other timely higher ed HR topics (examples: student unionization, change management that includes faculty, and challenges of streamlining processes and resources in a highly decentralized work environment)
Selected sessions may also be considered for a Microsession.
What is a Microsession? Packing information and insight on a topic into a fifteen-minute segment, microsessions provide additional insight from a concurrent session or expound upon a specific tool, element, process, etc. These educational sessions are less formal and shorter than concurrent sessions, typically offering 7-10 minutes of content and 5-8 minutes for Q&A. Microsessions will be selected from invited sessions.
Learning Framework— Review the CUPA-HR Learning Framework. Get an overview with this short video, and explore the details on the framework web page. All CUPA-HR learning is connected to the Learning Framework.
Exploratory Questions —Fine-tune your session idea even further by answering these questions:
How does your proposed topic relate to the CUPA-HR Learning Framework?
Why is the topic of interest to higher ed HR professionals of varying institution sizes and types — small public, large public, small private, large private, two-year, four-year, etc.?
What challenges will your session help others to overcome?
Could you co-present with a professional from another institution to give your session more depth?
Review Important Dates and Timelines — If you will be unable to meet these deadlines or do not have support from your institution or employer to present, please reconsider your decision to submit a proposal.
Proposal Submission Deadline: March 2
Speaker Agreement Due from Selected Speakers: Within One Week of Notification
Delivery of Presentation: October 7-9
Review the Indirect Costs of Presenting — If you are a selected speaker, you’ll be asked to share your knowledge without compensation. Additionally, you’ll be required to pay your own travel costs and a discounted conference registration fee of $575-$950 depending on your affiliation with a higher ed institution or corporate organization.