Virtual Workshops

“What's Keeping You up at Night? Navigating Higher Ed HR's Most Pressing Employment Law Challenges — Fall 2019 Edition”

Thursday, November 7 | 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Sponsored by

$95 for CUPA-HR Members | $195 for Nonmembers

You won’t want to miss this special edition of our popular Employment Law Problem-Solving workshop! Ira Shepard, CUPA-HR’s general counsel and a labor and employment lawyer in Washington, D.C., for more than 40 years, will kick off the event covering the most current employment law issues impacting college campuses. He will be joined by his colleague Candace McLaren, who has over 20 years of investigative and compliance experience and who formerly served as director of the U.S. Department of Education's Clery Act Compliance Division. Together, this dynamic duo will offer insight and guidance on recent legal cases and issues related to HR’s role in Title IX training and investigations, mental health, and workplace violence.

This two-hour interactive problem-solving session will provide:

  • An overview of the most pressing employment law issues for higher ed right now, including those suggested by participants*
  • The opportunity for participants to work together to examine controversial employment law cases
  • Guidance on how higher education HR can serve as the “guardian of the campus culture”
  • Takeaways to help avoid litigation related to these issues

This is a great opportunity to tap into the collective experience of Ira and Candace and their insight into the unique implications for higher ed HR.

*Have a case or issue you’d like Ira to cover? Let us know by filling out this survey!

Presented in cooperation with


  • Ira Shepard
    Of Counsel

    Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

  • Candace McLaren

    Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

2.0 General Credit Hours *

2.0 General Credit Hours

New to CUPA-HR Virtual Events?

The CUPA-HR website requires you to create a free site account if you don't already have one. After you've created a website account and established a login, you can then proceed to register for this event. If you have any questions while registering, please contact CUPA-HR toll free at 877-287-2474 or via e-mail at

*The use of the HR Certification Institute Approved Provider seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.