Fall 2016 Conference — Agenda


Fall 2016 CUPA-HR Conference

Oklahoma Aquarium, Jenks OK | October 12, 2016

8:15 am – 9:00 am Sign-in, Breakfast and Visit Corporate Partner Booths

9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome Shawn Liggins, President
9:15 – 10:15 am

General Session

Employment Law

Audience members will learn about Higher Ed HR legal updates and review current federal cases for 2016-2017.  This session will also provide an open forum for questions while attendees will walk away with a better understanding of employment law.

Leonard Court, Sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
10:15 – 10:30 am Break / Visit Corporate Partner Booths
10:30 – 11:30 am Creating Inclusive Communities Project – CUPA – HR Updates

Presentation regarding celebration of experiences and perspectives that make higher ed HR professional unique and uniquely human.  Initiated discussions will be about diversity and inclusion while urging leaders to strive to create more inclusive campus communities. Topics will include issues regarding Microagressions, Immigrant employees, LGBT issues, Raising Young Black Men, Women in Leadership Roles, Race & Ethnicity and Challenges of the Deaf

Breion Rollins,  CUPA Southern Region Board
11:30 – 1:00 pm Lunch / Explore the Aquarium
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Afternoon Concurrent Session

I.  When Your Outcome Needs to be Income
According to EBRI, 65% of current workers expect to be able to work during retirement to supplement their retirement income.  But only 27% of retirees actually report they are working.  The expectation doesn’t match the reality.   You and your employees are investing in their retirement. Their goal is to build a base they can use to someday replace their paychecks.  As pre-retirees explore their options, they may be asking you what they should be doing. This presentation looks at some of the unique risks retirees face and strategies that can be used to mitigate those risks. It will also provide information to help you help them make informed choices about building and protecting their retirement savings so they can live retirement on their own terms.
Don Harris, Valic
 II.  Work-life Balance: Tightropes, Technology, Tethers
Modern-day employees are finding it harder to balance the various demands of work and life in a technology-driven world.  This workshop will help define work-life balance, identify barriers to creating it, and will help participants find ways to enhance their ability to find harmony in their day-to-day lives by discovering their individual areas of imbalance.
Lyndi Zavy, Director Human Resources, University of Oklahoma
2:15 – 3:15 pm

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

 III.   Active Shooter/Violence in the Workplace
In most active shooter incidents there were numerous warning signs yet not one recognized or took action before an event took place.  In this session, Chad Goodner will lead participants through ways to identify the various types of active killings and warning signs to predict it.  By recognizing the difference between fear and an actual threat, you will be better prepared to handle these types of situations.  Having a plan increases your chances of survival in a threatening situation.
Chad Goodner, Tulsa Community College, Campus Police
IV.  Outcomes Based Wellness – the Good, Bad and ACA!
In an outcomes based wellness program you take data from both biometric and health risk assessments are combined to create a score that can be used to identify a desirable measurement of wellness.  Employees who achieve a certain score receive an incentive in the form of a reduced deductible or additional HSA funding, while employees who fall below the baseline score are offered health coaching and/or targeted programs to help improve their score. The most successful outcomes-based wellness programs are customized to fit the employer’s needs, employees’ interest and readiness to change.  While the expense associated with these programs is higher than other wellness programs, the impact is much greater.  Unlike other wellness programs, outcomes-based programs can do more than just manage medical plan costs. These programs also are designed to reduce absenteeism and presenteeism as well as positively impact disability and workers’ compensation claims.
John Holst, Lockton
3:15 – 4:15 pm

General Session

Creating Better Workplaces Through     Authentic Appreciation
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace applies the love language concept to the workplace. Information from this book will be shared to help supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout.
Chris Peterson,  MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP -Southern Nazarene University
4:15 pm Closing, Evaluations & Drawings Shawn Liggins, President


The Oklahoma Chapter of CUPA-HR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

This conference will also be submitted to HRCI for pre-approval.