Schedule of Events

Times are local. Tempe (and most of Arizona) observes Mountain Standard Time year round.

Tuesday, July 12

8:30-11:00 a.m. New National Board Member Orientation
National Board Executive Committee, New National Board Members
12:00-4:00 p.m. National Board Meeting
National Board Only

Wednesday, July 13

8:30-11:30 a.m. National Board Meeting
National Board Only
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch Meeting – National Board and Region Boards
National Board, Region Boards
2:30-5:00 p.m. Region Board Meetings
Region Boards
2:30-5:00 p.m. Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders Orientation
Wildfire Orientation
4:00-6:00 p.m. Pick Up Registration Materials
6:00-8:00 p.m. Dinner
ALP Attendees Who Arrive in Time for Dinner

Thursday, July 14

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast            
8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30-9:15 a.m. Welcome and Engagement Activity
The official opening of the 2022 ALP will provide you with an overview of the agenda and the opportunity to meet and connect with other attendees.
Facilitators: Jay Stephens, 2022-23 Chair, CUPA-HR Board of Directors, and Vice President for Human Capital Services, Kansas State University; Andy Brantley, President and CEO, CUPA-HR
9:15-9:30 a.m. Break
9:30-10:45 a.m. Victory! Winning Strategies for Higher Ed's Post-Pandemic War for Talent
Nowhere is the war for talent more intense than on U.S. campuses. This talent war has a unique twist instead of employees competing with each other for scarce jobs, employers are competing with each other to recruit and retain employees from a scarce talent pool. In this panel discussion, college and university senior leaders will share their strategies to win scrimmages as well as major victories in the intensified talent war.
Facilitator: Allison Vaillancourt, Vice President & Senior Consultant, Organizational Effectiveness, Segal
Panelists: TBD
10:45-11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.-Noon Leading Our Public Policy Work
In this Q&A session, we'll be asking a member of CUPA-HR's government relations team questions related to the current legislative and regulatory landscape from an HR perspective.
Presenter: Josh Ulman, Chief Government Relations Officer, CUPA-HR
Noon-1:00p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:15 p.m. CUPA-HR Leadership 2022
In this session, we'll talk about our most important work over the next year and share ideas on how we can engage CUPA-HR members and create a leadership pipeline for chapters, regions and the national board.
Presenters: Rob Shomaker, Senior Vice President, CUPA-HR; Jay Stephens, 2022-23 Chair, CUPA-HR Board of Directors, and Vice President for Human Capital Services, Kansas State University
2:15-2:30 p.m. Break 
2:30-3:30 p.m. Chapter Essentials
Hear several chapters’ success stories, suggestions for event planning and lessons learned. You'll leave this session with tangible takeaways for future chapter event planning.
Facilitator: TBD
Presenters: TBD
3:30-3:45 p.m. Break
3:45-4:15 p.m. Eastern Region Chapter Learning Event
In April, the Eastern Region hosted a virtual learning event that focused on helping to develop chapter boards and building capacity of chapter leadership. During this segment, we’ll recap the impetus for the event, walk through the planning and logistics, share key learning outcomes, apply what we’ve learned in an activity adapted from the event, and offer tips for a similar experience aimed at recruiting, supporting and developing chapter leadership.
Presenters: TBD
4:15-4:30 p.m. Closing Comments
4:30-6:00 p.m. Free Time
6:00-8:30 p.m. Group Dinner at the Hotel

Friday, July 15

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30-9:15 a.m. Summary From Thursday, Engagement Activity and ALP Group Photo
Facilitator: Jay Stephens, 2022-23 Chair, CUPA-HR Board of Directors, and Vice President for Human Capital Services, Kansas State University
9:15-10:30 a.m. Overview of CUPA-HR's DEI Maturity Index and New Research Center
In this session, members of the CUPA-HR research team will provide updates on two of our most important resources that bring you the latest in workforce data and help you take action on your most pressing issues. First, we’ll give you an overview of our new Research Center, which contains annual trend data, HR benchmarking statistics, exclusive content for members and the latest research publications. Then we’ll provide a description of our revised DEI Maturity Index, which measures progress on diversity, equity and inclusion at the system level. Finally, we’ll discuss the challenges with DEI at your institution and how you can move from talk to action.
Important pre-ALP action: To prepare for our DEI discussion, complete the DEI Maturity Index before ALP, and bring a copy of your results with you. (Results will be shared verbally only, and at your discretion.)
Presenters: Jackie Bichsel, Ph.D., Director of Research, and Melissa Fuesting, Ph.D., Senior Survey Researcher, both of CUPA-HR
10:30-11:00 a.m. Break
11:00-11:30 a.m. Engagement Activity
Description to come.
Facilitator: TBD
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Corporate Partner Panel
In this session, we'll hear about some best practices our corporate partners have implemented to recruit and retain talent and how these strategies can be incorporated into higher ed.
Presenters: TBD
12:15-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-1:15 p.m. Association Operations Update
Presenter: Rob Shomaker, Senior Vice President, CUPA-HR
1:15-2:45 p.m. Trauma-Informed Leadership
Description to come.
Presenter: Jason Lynch, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Appalachian State University 
2:45-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00-3:30 p.m. Session TBD
3:30-3:45 p.m. Closing Comments
Presenter: Jay Stephens, 2022-23 Chair, CUPA-HR Board of Directors, and Vice President for Human Capital Services, Kansas State University
3:45-6:15 p.m. Free Time
6:15-8:30 p.m. Group Dinner at the Hotel


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