When It’s Time to Change You’ve Got to Rearrange

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CUPA-HR New York Metro

Fall Chapter Meeting

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.


When It’s Time to Change You’ve Got to Rearrange

LIM College| 12 East 53rd Street| Between Madison and 5th

New York, NY 10022


Lisa Conza-Higher Education Practice Leader, Gallagher

Description: Change is all around you:

  • New Leadership?- Check

  • Maintaining a united institution while fulfilling multiple missions?- Check

  • Anticipated, widespread voluntary turnover in the workforce?- Check

  • Economic Pressure encroaching on your Rewards strategies?- Check

  • Uncertainty Rocking the Surviving Workforce?- Check

  • Human Resources Leading the Change?…Check-Check-Check!!!

In a climate where “change is the only constant,” what’s an HR function to do? Gain insight from HR experts into the tactics Human Resources professionals use to anticipate, plan for and lead the charge forward in the midst of widespread organizational change. These are the measures necessary to intentionally arm the institution and its stakeholders with the data, insights and actionable planning tools that help the community weather the tides of change. Learn to translate the ideology of strategic planning documents into executable action plans. Learn to align the employee value proposition with the preferences of current and future talent to attract, retain and engage within our communities given this incredibly complex and challenging landscape. Learn how to ensure that HR is perceived as a valuable resource prepared to nimbly pivot in whatever direction the environment or new leadership requires of them in an effort to support the institution.


In the next 5-10 years, the composition of the University will undergo a significant transformation with a wave of coming retirements and subsequent talent crisis. The workforce that backfills these vacancies will have different needs, different career aspirations, different levels of commitment and different motivations to work in higher education and remain engaged at any specific institution. Couple this dilemma with the pressure that institutions are facing to recruit and retain a successful student population, and the conversation for the Strategic HR practitioner must change. Academe is looking at the role the workforce must play in sustainability- and that evaluation must include significant consideration as to what the stakeholders expect of our institutions.

Is your campus prepared to meet the changing academic demands, employment needs, and the increasing diversity of learners in the coming years? Does your campus take a reactionary approach to the ups and downs of the higher education market, instead of having a long-term plan to anticipate changes, maximize your enrollment, meet fiscal requirements, and identify and develop the talent to execute and fulfill your institutions mission? Learn how one institution is planning to rearrange to lead the change!

This session will cover:

  • HR’s increasingly important role in securing the success of the institution

  • The importance of creating a deliberate campus climate: The statistics

  • The criticality of eliminating silos across the campus community

  • The intersection of Employee and Student Needs

  • The evolution of outcomes and accountability: We are being measured.

  • Measures that should be considered to plan for the imminent talent crisis in higher education: The Silver Tsunami


  1. Be able to diagnose an “at-risk” Campus community.

  2. Understand the significance of aligning human resources with student preferences to effect a deliberate campus climate.

  3. Gain insights in to the project plans necessary to create an enviable Campus Climate: Intentional Talent Management and HR analytics, Performance and Accountability, Total Rewards Prioritization, Intercultural Competence, HR Budget 101.

Challenges: Talent Management, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Sustainability

In addition to the formal program, we will also end the program with an open round-table interactive discussion faciliated by Jody Pariente and Michelle Keenan. Some topics that will be covered are:

  • LGBTQ: What is your institutions’ protocol for gender transitions?

  • Harassment Prevention: What is your institutions’ plan for faculty and staff who do not complete the mandated Harassment Prevention Training by October 9, 2019.

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