2019 Conference

ARCUPA Annual Conference

April 17-19, 2019

Embassy Suites and Hot Springs Convention Center

 

 

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Conference Agenda

Wednesday, April 17

12:00-4:00       Attendee Registration

1:00 – 1:50       Pre-Conference Workshops:

Workplace Conflict: When and How to Intervene with Case Studies                               Room 202 (McMath)
by Graham Gillis, Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management with the University of Central Arkansas

 Power Business Intelligence for Data Analytics in HR                                                           Room 205 (Majestic)
by Shawn Goicoechea, Assistant Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator with Hendrix College

2:00 – 2:50       Pre-Conference Workshops:

Title IX in Higher Education                                                                                                           Room 202 (McMath)
by Mindy Pipkin, Associate General Counsel with the University of Central Arkansas

Medical Marijuana: Are You Ready for It?                                                                                 Room 205 (Majestic)
by Stuart Jackson with Wright, Lindsey & Jennings

3:00 – 3:50      Pre-Conference Workshops:

Foreign Nationals (Students and Professors)                                                                        Room 202 (McMath)
by Misty Borkowski with Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus

Practical Employment Law: Case Studies                                                                               Room 205 (Majestic)
by Nga Mahfouz, AR Senior Assistant Attorney General

4:00 – 5:00      Opening Session:

Building a Bridge: Unite Your Organization by Charlotte Strickland, Director of Professional Development

and Training with the University of Central Arkansas                                                                          Room 208/209

5:30 – 6:30       Happy Hour in Embassy Suites Lobby

 

6:00                  Dinner: Walk Around Hot Springs – Experience some of the best restaurants in Hot Springs during our first ever walk around!!

 

Thursday, April 18 – Suggested dress – wear an ARCUPA HR shirt!

7:00 – 8:15        Breakfast at Embassy Suites

8:00-4:15          TIAA will be set up for drop-in demos on virtual counseling Room 101

8:30 – 9:30        Keynote Speaker: Setting the Tempo for Success                                              Room 208/209
by Paul Vitale, President for Matt Birk & Company

9:45 – 10:45     Breakout Sessions

Taking a Deeper Dive into “Setting the Temp for Success”                                            Room 208/209
by Paul Vitale, President for Matt Birk & Company

Establishing a Fiduciary Process for University Retirement Plans                             Room 202 (McMath)
by Joey Payne, Vice President and Senior Consultant with Cammack Retirement Group

EEOC Updates for 2019                                                                                                             Room 205 (Majestic)
by Debra Finney, Outreach and Education Manager for EEOC

11:00 – 11:50      Breakout:

AR Dept of Labor Updates and Q&A                                                                                  Room 202 (McMath)
by Lindsay Moore, Labor Standards Administrator with Arkansas Department of Labor

What YOU Need to Know About Workers Compensation                                            Room 205 (Majestic)
by Robert Montgomery, Managing Attorney with PECD

Developing An Internal Leadership Program                                                                  Room 203/204
by Kris Greening, Director of Human Resources at Northark Community College

12:00 – 1:00        Lunch with ADHE: Legislative Updates                                                              Room 208/209
by Nick Fuller, Deputy Director for ADHE and Julie Bates, Executive Vice President with Arkansas State University

1:00 – 2:00          Breakout:

Abracadabra: A Healthcare Legislation Update                                                                Room 203/204
by Cal Kellogg, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer with Blue Cross Blue Shield

Hocus Pocus: Organize, Plan and Own Your Future                                                       Room 202 (McMath)
by Susan Screeton, Retirement Planner with Fidelity Investments

What’s the Trick to Solving Problems?                                                                             Room 205 (Majestic)
by Greg Hatcher, CEO with the Hatcher Agency

2:00 – 2:15        Refreshment Break

2:15 – 3:15        Breakout:

How to be a Wage and Hour Houdini                                                                               Room 202 (McMath)
by Missy Duke, Attorney with Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon and Galchus, P.C.

CRASE: Civilian Response to Active Shooter Emergencies                                            Room 205 (Majestic)
by Officers Chris Turner and John Merguie with the University of Central Arkansas Police

Open Sesame: Part I                                                                                                                  Room 208\209
HR’s Role in Complex Change: Engage and Involve with Liberating Structures to Identify High Impact Opportunities by Catherine Lilly and Chris Goldsmith with Sibson Consulting

 

3:15 – 4:15          Breakout:

Improve Your Institution with an Arkansas Governor’s Quality Award                           Room 205 (Majestic)
by Kris Greening, Director of Human Resources at Northark College

Open Sesame: Part II HR’s Role in Complex Change: Engage                                               Room 208/209
and Involve with Liberating Structures to Identify High Impact Opportunities by Catherine Lilly and Chris Goldsmith with Sibson Consulting

A Magical Transformation: Well Yes! We Are!                                                                         Room 202 (McMath)
by Janet Brewer, Associate Vice President of Human Resources with National Park College

 

4:15 – 7:00         Recreational/Networking Activities: YOGA & HIKE                                            Meet in Embassy lobby

 

4:15                       Vendor Booths in Convention Center Grand Lobby Close

5:30 – 6:30                Happy Hour and Networking in Embassy Suites Lobby

7:00                      Dinner and Magic Show in the all new Maxwell Blade Theatre – this promises to be a magical evening full of fun and excitement!

Friday, April 19- Suggested dress – wear your school shirt!

7:00 – 8:15          Breakfast at Embassy Suites

 

8:30 – 9:00          Go Make Something Happen!                                                                                       Room 208/209

by Britni Elder, Director of Human Resources with Central Baptist College

 

9:15-10:15              Closing Speaker                                                                                                                  Room 208/209

Tales of the Engaged Employee: Finding the Magical Unicorn on Your Campus
by Leah Schonfeld, Assistant Vice President/Chief HR Officer at Citadel

 

10:30 – 11:00        Business Meeting and Giveaways- MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

 

11:00 – 12:00         Board Business Meeting Room 206

Thank you for attending the 2019 ARCUPA Conference. We hope you had a magical experience! Check your email soon for our conference survey