Register for the CUPA-HR Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter Fall Meeting

Gettysburg College

300 N. Washington St. Gettysburg, PA 17325

College union Building Room 260

October 3, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.      Continental Breakfast and Networking with Colleagues

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.      Welcome Announcements and Chapter Introductions

Board Introductions & Corporate Sponsor Introductions

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.   The Impact of Unfunded Mandates on Campus Safety

In this presentation, you will discover a review of the here and now and the potential changes from the Higher Education Act reauthorization.               

Presented by: William Lafferty; Assistant Vice President for College life and Executive Director of Public Safety and Amanda Blaugher; Title IX Director, both with Gettysburg College

 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Onboarding for the 21st Century: Turning Uncertain Outsiders into Committed Insiders

In this highly-interactive and engaging workshop, together we will powerfully demonstrate HR’s role in leading an onboarding program that is everyone’s responsibility. We will show you how to successfully incorporate new community members into your institutions by balancing a structural (institutional) focus and social (employee) focus. Whether you’re from a small, medium, large, or public or private institution; the best practices, checklists, tips and traps we will provide will help you transform your onboarding program.

Whether you’re from a small, medium, or large institution; the best practices, checklists, tips and traps we will provide will help you transform your onboarding program and ensure a more inclusive environment. 

Presented by: Catherine Lily, Sibson Consulting

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.     Lunch 

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.       Hot Topics

  • Student Employment
  • Staff Recruitment and Retention Beyond Traditional Methods
  • Faculty Recruitment and Retention Beyond Traditional Methods
  • HR Wellbeing and Personal/Professional Development
  • Title IX Updates

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.     National CUPA Presentation

What You Need to Know to Start Using the CUPA-HR Learning Framework

Presented by: Jennifer Lucas, Co-Director of HR at Gettysburg College and Eastern Region Board and Vicki Stewart, Director of HR at York College and Eastern Region Representative of the National Board.

 2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.     Corporate Sponsor Network Break

2:15 p.m. -3:15 p.m.        Diversity & Inclusion Best Practices for Higher Education                                                                               

The business of higher education is changing and leaders must think about how to effectively incorporate inclusive practices to continue to attract and retain talent. Join this session to learn Diversity & Inclusion best practices for:

  • Enhancing Inclusion in your workplace culture
  • Sourcing for diverse talent
  • Creating and maintaining belongingness for everyone
  • Inclusive leadership and mitigating unconscious bias

Presented by:  Twana Harris; Exude Inc.

3:15 p.m.                            Chapter Announcements  

Distribution of HRCI and SHRM credits  

Gettysburg Hotel Reservations 

If you plan to arrive the night before the October 3 CUPA-HR meeting, please call to book a hotel room as soon as possible, hotels are booking up fast.  Here are a few suggestions:

Federal Pointe Inn, 75 Springs Avenue, Gettysburg, PA  717-334-7800

Wyndham Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA  717-339-0020

**Also, if you plan at arrive on Oct. 2 and would like to join us for dinner at the Garryowen Irish Pub, please indicate your interest by emailing Karen Re at by September 30.  


Please Register HERE no later than Friday, September 27th!

Thank you to all of our corporate sponsors!