Upcoming events and webinars for the 2021-2022 academic year

Thank you for a great program season! Stay tuned for new chapter and partner events for the upcoming academic year!

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Title: Hybrid and Remote Work Strategies and Practices
Original Air Date Date: June 22, 2021
Presenters: Lisa Armstrong, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Unit Administrator, University of Michigan College of Engineering
Brett Last, JD, Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Eastern Michigan University
Scott Nostaja, Senior Vice President and National Practice Leader for Organizational Effectiveness at Segal
Patrick Smitowski, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Senior Director, Human Resources, University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and Arts
Joe Zynda, SHRM-SCP, Human Resources Manager, University of Michigan Library
Session Description: The pandemic has escalated both the need and opportunity for many organizations to consider broader remote and flexible work options. During this session, we will explore emerging trends and best practices in hybrid and remote work and review numerous factors and implications of remote and flexible work arrangements, including impacts on; employee supervision and communication, workplace policies, employee engagement, training and education, diversity, equity and inclusion, and work life balance.
Link to Recording: Click here
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Title: Answers to (Some of) Your COBRA Subsidy Question
Original Air Date Date: June 8, 2021
Presenters: Segal’s national compliance team
Session Description: The government just released 86 questions and answers responding to the many inquiries stemming from the six-month COBRA subsidy passed as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. While some questions may still remain and additional guidance is anticipated, these clarifications will go a long way to help plan sponsors and administrators implement the subsidy. Please join Segal’s national compliance experts as they review the highlights of this guidance and provide practical implementation tips.
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Title: The Evolution of Succession Planning in Higher Ed
Original Air Date Date: May 25, 2021
Presenters: Dr. Dawn Aziz, Director, Organization & Employee Development, Division of Human Resources, Wayne State University
Chris Dotson, Learning, Organizational Development, Talent, and Wellness Specialist, Eastern Michigan University
Deborah McCrory, SPHR, Human Resources Consultant, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Dr. Nicole Whitehead, Chief Human Resources Officer, Joliet Junior College
Jeremy Spake, Senior Principal, Thought Leadership and Advisory Services, Cornerstone
Session Description: Institutions face hard truths in the new world of work: Yesterday’s needs are no longer tomorrow’s demands, and today’s plans must adapt to constant change. Agility and flexibility are more important than ever – not only in how institutions operate but in the way employees grow their careers. Faced with increasing retirements, HR professionals must prioritize employee development to ensure diverse roles across campus and a robust internal talent pipeline. Join Cornerstone and HR experts from Joliet Junior College, Wayne State University and Eastern Michigan University as we discuss the best practices you can use to create a culture of career mobility and skill development that builds a talent pool of ready-to-deploy workers across organizational boundaries.During our discussion panel, we’ll cover…

  • Why succession planning through a career mobility lens can be your best plan for the future
  • How and why institutions have built programs to identify high-potential employees
  • How to identify and mitigate unconscious bias in succession planning and career mobility strategies
  • The importance of the manager in employee development

Link to recording and/or slides: Click here

Title: Digital Revolution: Healthcare On-Demand
Original Air Date: May 5, 2021
Presenter: Segal
Session Description: In this webinar, perfect for benefits professionals and those interested in changing healthcare practices, we’ll examine how digital technology is transforming the way that healthcare is practiced and delivered. The coupling of virtual technologies with remote medicine disrupts the idea that having a regular relationship with a local primary care provider is necessary to manage chronic illness and overall health and well-being.In this 60 minute webinar, you’ll…

  • Learn which clinical categories are most appropriate for a digital solution
  • Gain insight into some of the prominent companies that are emerging in this field
  • Learn to identify the best digital therapeutics to match the needs of the population
  • Learn how these programs can potentially reduce medical claims and create a healthier workforce

Link to recording and/or slides: TBD

Title: How Will Work Change in the Wake of COVID-19?
Original Air Date: February 16, 2021
Presenters: Christina Corson, M.A., P.H.R., Director of Human Resources / HR Title IX Coordinator, Adrian College
Kristi Dawley, Human Resources Manager / Title IX Investigator, Mott Community College
Jacob Lathrop, Human Resources Consultant, Michigan State University
Natalie R. Brown, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Human Resources Director, University of Michigan
Session Decription: The CUPA-HR Michigan Chapter has partnered with PageUp to bring a complimentary virtual learning opportunity to our higher education HR professionals.
The future of work is now here. We are in the largest global work from home experiment the world has ever seen, and HR teams have been tasked with guiding organizations through a global pandemic.
No matter how an institution responds to change, there are fundamentals that are key to success. From developing telecommuting policies to shifting strategies and embracing agility, everyone has had to adapt on the fly to the challenges COVID-19 has presented.
This webinar panel will discuss the new realities of higher education HR, including key challenges and how to overcome them:

  • Shifting to working from home: Telecommuting policies and a change in strategy
  • New technology costs and policy considerations
  • Maintaining employee engagement
  • Remaining an employer of choice even if you’re not hiring
  • Ensuring a smooth transition back to work

Link to recording and/or slides: TBD

Title: The No Surprises Act and the Health Plan Price Transparency Rule
Original Air Date: February 16, 2021
Presenters: Kathy Bakich, SVP & Practice Leader, National Compliance-Health
Jennifer Benz, SVP National Practice Leader-Communications
Ed Kaplan, SVP National Health Practice Leader
Session Decription: The No Surprises Act and the Health Plan Price Transparency Rule are potential game changers affecting how plans set prices for services, negotiate provider contracts, and pay for out-of-network emergency care. Presented by Segal, this webinar will review the new rules and what they really mean for health plan sponsors and participants.
We will discuss:

  • How to address these new rules with your service providers
  • The implications for health plan costs
  • What a compliant website would look like
  • Actions we expect the new Biden Administration to take to implement the No Surprises Act.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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