2021 MCUPA-HR CONFERENCE “HR for Changing Times”

To access our seminar slides, click here.

Format: Virtual

Date: September 14, 2021, 8:00 am – 12:45 pm & September 15, 2021, 8:00 am – 12:45 pm

Agenda: Access our conference agenda and review a list of seminars and guest speakers.

Registration: Register for the conference here. Please note, the link will take you away from this page to the EventBrite portal.

Many thanks to our 2021 Conference Sponsors:

Gold Level –


Husch Blackwell

Sonus Benefits

Silver Level –

McMahon Berger

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Ultimate Kronos Group

Bronze Level –



Marsh & McLennan


RPL Management Resources, Inc.

Vision Care Direct

Tueth Keeney

Two West Financial Advisors

Interested in partnering with us as a sponsor? Learn more about our sponsorship levels here.


Virtual Event:

The Art of the Separation: A Practitioner’s View of one of the Hardest of HR’s Roles

It can be extremely difficult to sit across from someone and tell them that they are being fired.  It is even harder when you’ve known that person for some time and you are worried about how this might affect their family. It gets still harder when your institution can’t afford a long severance period and you know what the job market looks like.  This workshop is designed to assist the practitioner in preparing and conducting separation sessions in a manner that minimized the negative impact on both the affected employee, and on those who remain behind.

About the presenter:

Roger P. Dusing serves Park University as chief human resource officer, directing the human resources operations for the University, as well as serving as Park’s Title IX officer. In addition, he represents the University on the board of the Kansas City Professional Development Council, a consortium of area schools providing faculty and staff development programming.

Dusing joined Park in 2011 after 30 years as a human resources executive and consultant for several Kansas City area businesses. He has literally been on the University’s Parkville Campus his entire life as a student, adjunct faculty member and son of two of Park’s longest tenured employees.

Dusing earned a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Bradley University. He earned his doctorate in business with a concentration in human resources from Northcentral University. Dusing was recognized as Human Resources Executive of the Year by American Business Media in 2008, and he is the author of I’m Fired?!? A Business-Fable About the Challenges of Losing One Job and Finding Another, a book on job search techniques.

April 20, 2021  *  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST

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Virtual Event:

Conducting and Implementing a Classification and Compensation Study webinar that was presented on February 8, 2021 by Tasha Welsh and two of her colleagues from Jefferson College. Video recording below.