Join the CUPA-HR Lone Star Chapter for a free, virtual “Redefining HR: New Norm Series.”

This is not your typical webinar series but a facilitated conversation by our CUPA-HR Lone Star Chapter Board Members with a focus on sharing ideas, best practices and lessons learned while connecting higher education human resources colleagues.

“Redefining HR: New Norm Series

Virtual Team Engagement
When: April 29th, 2020, 4PM – 5PM CDT
Hosted by: Cherie Keplinger (UT Arlington) and Nicole Englitsch (UT Rio Grande Valley)

Link to the presentation PDF – Engaging Virtual Teams-CUPA-HR Lonestar 4-29-2020

Link to the tips from the session – New Norm Virtual Engagement Tips

To Hire or to Hold: Recruiting and Onboarding in a Virtual World
When: May 6th, 2020,4PM – 5PM CDT
Hosted by: Ebony Alexander (Tarrant County College District) and LaDonna Watts (UT Health Science Center at Houston) and Ashley Dela Rosa (Tarrant County College District)

Link to the presentation PDF – Virtual Recruitment and Onboarding – CUPA-HR Lonestar 5-6-2020

Link to the tips from the session – Recruiting Onboarding Virtually CUPA HR Lone Star Tips Ideas

Employee Relations – Providing Virtual Support
When: May 20th, 2020,4PM – 5PM CDT
Hosted by: Kristen L. Taylor (Texas Christian University) with Guest Angela Brown (UNTHSC)

Link to the presentation PDF – Employee Relations – Providing Virtual Support-CUPA-HR Lonestar 5-20-2020

HR: Developing a New Business Model Beyond 2020
When: July 15th, 2020,3:30PM – 5PM CDT
Hosted by: Cherie Keplinger (UT Arlington) and Nicole Englitsch (UT Rio Grande Valley)

We will be exploring strategies institutions are using to transition back to campus, identify future crisis management planning and discuss ways institutions can create a culture of resiliency, adaptability and agility.

This will be a moderated panel conversation involving four distinguished higher education professionals.

Jean Hood, VP of Human Resources (UT Arlington)
Janet May, Chief Human Resources Officer (Houston Community College)
Pablo Mendez, Emergency Management Coordinator (UT Rio Grande Valley)
John Whelan, VP for Human Resources (Indiana University)

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Do you have questions for our panelists? Please email by July 7 with questions you would like to see addressed during our discussion.

This series was developed to provide you a positive and enriching space to discuss best practices among HR professionals to ensure we, and the colleagues we support, are successful and well in this new remote work environment. To submit other topics of interest, please email:

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