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The Michigan CUPA-HR Annual Conference will be held at the University of Michigan on May 16 – 17, 2019, at the Michigan League in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Registration is now closed for the MI CUPA Spring Conference: Challenge the Present, Create the Future to be held on May 16 & 17, 2019 on the beautiful University of Michigan campus.

The conference brings together a diverse group of HR practitioners and affiliates from institutions throughout Michigan, and is sure to be a great experience filled with networking, continuing education,
and sharing of ideas and best practices.

Please see our FAQ’s page for more information.

Keynote Speaker:

We are so excited to have Kimika Garrett as our keynote speaker!  She is the Principal Consultant at Organizational Kimistry, creator of Planning with a Twist (a strategic planning workshop series) and the Regional HR Manager for Visteon.

Kimika is a versatile, energetic, forward-thinking organizational improvement champion with experience in the technology, non-profit and chemical/research industries.  She is passionate about helping organizations achieve operational excellence through strategic planning, process/performance improvement and human capital management.

Kimika will present on Dare to be Rare: Bringing Innovation Back into HR

When we were kids, our imaginations created a space that cultivated creativity. As adults, that creativity has been stifled by a reactive mindset and the need to process tasks on a massive scale. This is the current state of HR: reactive and task-focused. However, disruptive forces are sharply changing how HR teams operate causing an imperative shift to a future-focused workforce. In order to accelerate forward, we need to reignite our childhood creativity and re-imagine HR into an innovative operating model that concentrates on the mindset, focus, lens and enablers of a futuristic workforce.


Evening Event:

9/7/13 Aerial photos of Michigan vs. Notre Dame

Free to conference participants, we are hosting a reception on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Jack Roth Stadium Club. Please join us for hors d’oeuvres, and tours of the Big House!