Upcoming events and webinars for the 2020-2021 academic year

Title: How Work Will Change in the Wake of COVID-19
Date: February 16, 2021
Presenters: A panel discussion with 3 presenters – one from a large college or university, one from ne from a small to medium University or College and one from a Community College.
Session Decription: The CUPA-HR MI Chapter has an upcoming event on the afternoon of February 16 sponsored by PageUp about how work will change in the wake of COVID-19. We will discuss topics such as telecommuting policies and a change in strategy, new technology costs and policy considerations, and recruitment activities that employers can do to be a relevant employer of choice even though they are not hiring. This will be a panel discussion.
How to Get Involved: Panel nomination reviews are underway!
Registration Info: Coming Soon

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Title: The 2020 Election and its Impact on Employee Benefits and HR
Original Air Date: November 5, 2020
Presenters: Tami Simon, Segal’s Global Corporate Consulting Leader; Jim Klein, President, American Benefits Council; Kathryn Bakich, Health Compliance Practice Leader, Segal; Serena Simons, Retirement Compliance Practice Leader, Segal
Session Description: Employers and plan sponsors across the U.S. are waiting to see how the results of the 2020 election will impact their workforce and employee benefit programs. Segal is pleased to offer a webinar addressing the most vital employee benefit and HR questions, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other healthcare issues, evolving retirement and financial security programs and other key HR and benefits topics.  We will also discuss the election results (to the extent we know them) and how they may affect pending legislation, potential COVID-19 stimulus legislation and what we may expect during the lame duck Congressional session. In addition, we’ll take a look at the trends affecting plan sponsors regardless of who wins the White House, and what to expect in 2021. We expect a lively discussion about the election and what may happen with the ACA, Secure Act, and the future of employer-sponsored benefits. We hope you will join us.
Link to recording and/or slides: In progress

Title: The Projected Health Plan Cost Impact of COVID-19
Original Air Date: August 25, 2020
Presenter: Ted Makowiec, Senior Vice President, Health Consultant, Segal
Session Description: Plan sponsors can start addressing the healthcare delivery uncertainties caused by COVID-19 — provided they have the right information. In this webinar, the third in Segal’s series on COVID-19 and healthcare, you’ll learn what steps you can take to help plan for the pandemic’s impact on your health plan’s budget. Segal’s professionals will give you actionable advice on how to steer your health plan through the pandemic and into the future.
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Title: New Title IX Regulations – Implications of Release of Final Rule on Colleges and Universities
Original Air Date: June 25, 2020
Presenter: Ted Makowiec, Senior Vice President, Health Consultant, Segal; Christopher S. Nickson, Senior Consultant, Organizational Effectiveness, Segal
Session Description: Title IX compliance remains one of your most important responsibilities to manage–and also one of the most complex. However you met this challenge in the past, you’ll have to completely rethink how you remain compliant, thanks to the Final Rule issued by the Department of Education on May 6, 2020. Consisting of more than 2,000 pages, this sweeping new regulation will require higher education institutions to reform almost every aspect of how they handle Title IX issues by August 14, 2020. We’ll walk you through the major areas of Title IX compliance you’ll need to rework, and offer a solution of how to get your institution ready in such a short amount of time.
Download Slides: CUPA Michigan_Title IX OE Presentation_6.11.20 Updated

Title: Steer Clear of Potholes: Identifying Risk and Avoiding Claims
Original Air Date: June 18, 2020
Presenter: Bodman, PLC’s Workplace Law Group
Session Description: COVID-19 related employment litigation is expected to explode when the emergency orders are lifted. Safety plans, expanded leave allowances and employee training requirements have created a treacherous path for employers. Avoid the holes in the road created by the multitude of new legal requirements. Join Bodman’s Workplace Law Group for an interactive WebEx presentation focused on identifying and reducing the risk of potential COVID-19 employment claims for Michigan businesses.
Link to recording:
Password: nGZhQ2eX
Download Materials:
LOWER RISK COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan — 5.8.20 — Disclaimer
MEDIUM RISK COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan — 5.8.20 — Disclaimer
HIGH RISK COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan — 5.8.20 — Disclaimer
VERY HIGH RISK COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan — 5.8.20 — Disclaimer

Title: How to Recognize and Minimize Burnout in Uncertain Times
Original Air Date:  Thursday, May 28, 2020
Presenter: Jaimie Hutchinson, Deputy Director, WorkLife Office, Michigan State University
Session Description: Please join us as Jaimie Hutchinson, Deputy Director of Michigan State University’s WorkLife Office shares with us how to recognize and minimize burnout in uncertain times. As the COVID-19 pandemic crisis continues to create uncertainty in our lives, we may find ourselves having decision making fatigue or having trouble making decisions about things that we do all the time. In this webinar, Jaimie will define burnout, explore the stages of burnout, and explore steps to minimize burnout in order to help us healthfully continue to navigate these uncertain times.
Link to recording:
Download Slides: How to Recognize and Minimize Burnout in Uncertain Times

Title: Can Employees Avoid Work, Avoid Discipline and Get Paid?
Original Air Date: May 14, 2020
Presenter: Bodman, PLC’s Workplace Law Group
Session Description: Many employers are facing severe staffing shortages now. Enhanced and expanded unemployment benefits and protections against discipline for failing to return to work have left employers searching for methods to maintain staffing levels. Topics to be discussed include: COVID-19 Workplace Preparedness and Response Plans; Understanding Employee Leaves and Unemployment Claims; Strategies for Returning/Keeping Employees Working and Avoiding Claims.
Link to recording:
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Download Takeaways: 5.13.2020 Takeaways Can Employees Avoid Work, Avoid Discipline and Get Paid

Title: Key Workforce Strategies for Coping with the COVID-19 Crisis
Original Air Date: May 5, 2020
Presenter: Scott Nostaja, Organizational Effectiveness Practice Leader, Segal
Session Description: In addition to the public health challenges it poses, the coronavirus has forced institutions of higher learning to manage their workforces with an unprecedented amount of efficiency and innovation.The session will present several strategies for addressing workforce challenges associated with the financial impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. The strategies will cover a path for developing and analyzing various operational scenarios and their impact on the workforce. We’ll review effective strategies for:

  • Deploying restructuring
  • Reducing the workforce
  • Leading cost reduction
  • Revenue generation
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