Announcing Fall 2020 Virtual Conference

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, we are transitioning our 2020 Fall Conference to a virtual format in which we will host several virtual events/presentations throughout the Fall/Winter of 2020.  We are working hard to try and make this event FREE for our NC CUPA-HR community. Check out our Fall 2020 page ( to stay up to date on dates and topics.

2020 Spring Workshop Cancelled

After much deliberation, we have decided to cancel the 2020 NC CUPA-HR Spring Professional Development Workshop that was scheduled for March 20.  More information will be distributed to those who have registered to attend including details on refunding registration fees.  Thank you to those of you who registered to attend, our speakers, and the sponsors who supported the event.  We hope that you will join us at future events.

As with all of our events, we were excited to convene our higher ed HR community to learn together and network; but in monitoring the growing concerns around COVID-19 and the implications of the virus, we strongly felt that it was in the best interest of our community to cancel the workshop.

We are still planning our Fall Conference event and will share details about the dates and locations soon.

Register today for the 2020 NC CUPA-HR Spring Workshop!

Registration is open for the 2020 NC CUPA-HR Spring Workshop back at the Conference Center at GTCC. Last year, more than 150 higher ed HR professionals from across North Carolina attended the Spring Workshop. Register today to save your spot for the 2020 workshop which promises to offer another day of learning, networking, and fun.

2019 Fall conference is in the books!

The 2019 Fall Conference has come to a close.  What a great turnout! More than 115 higher ed HR professionals from across NC attended; and 18 corporate partners, sponsors, and exhibitors joined us in Asheville to learn and build the community of the North Carolina chapter of CUPA-HR.  Thank you for all of those who were able to attend the conference! If you missed the Fall Conference, we hope that you’ll join us at future NC CUPA-HR events including our 2020 Spring Professional Development Workshop on March 20, 2020.

Registration is open for the 2019 Fall Conference in Asheville!

Registration is now open for the 2019 NC CUPA-HR Fall Conference in beautiful Asheville, NC!  Last year, more than 100 higher ed HR professionals from across North Carolina gathered on the coast to learn, network, and share best practices.  This year, we return to the scenic North Carolina mountains!  From Monday evening to Wednesday afternoon, we’ll have programs and events set up to build the higher ed HR community of knowledge–and hopefully have some fun while we’re at it.

More details will be available soon, so please check back often.

Visit the conference page to register:

2018 Fall Conference is still on!

We’ve had a number of questions and calls about the 2018 Fall Conference since Hurricane Florence swept through North Carolina. We are pleased to say that, based on information from the local area and the conference site, we will be holding the conference as scheduled. Based on high demand, we have, however, run out of our room block at the conference site. We have held additional rooms at the Hampton Inn which is located approximately 5 miles away from the conference site. Please mention “NC CUPA-HR” to take advantage of our group rate–and these rooms are also limited. Attendees are not required to stay at the conference site or the Hampton Inn. Other hotels in the area may have availability; and we encourage you to stay at the place of your choosing, noting that transportation to and from the conference site will be your responsibility.

2018 Spring Workshop is sold out!

Due to overwhelming demand, our 2018 Spring Workshop is sold out! Registration has been closed for the workshop.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause; but we hope that you will attend future NC CUPA-HR events.  The Fall Conference details and registration will be released in the near future.

The 2017 Conference is only a few weeks away!

The 2017  NC CUPA-HR Fall Conference is only a few weeks away!  For those that have already registered, we look forward to seeing you October 11th in Asheville, NC!  If you (or someone you know) have not registered yet, this is your  chance to save your space to share in fun, networking, and learning from experts and higher ed HR peers at the 2017 NC CUPA-HR Fall Conference!

Register now! After September 30th, the price will increase. Thank you to those of you who have already registered and taken advantage of the Early Registration savings.  We appreciate your interest in the conference; and your bank account appreciates the savings! If you’ve already registered, please take a moment to share this with a colleague, friend, or other HR professional that you feel could benefit from the conference. We love to see new faces at NC CUPA-HR events!

Highlights for this year’s conference include:

  • A Keynote from  Pete Smith called Get in the Fame: You Can’t Win if You Don’t Play
  • A deep dive into how to conduct a search committee
  • A comprehensive, practical walkthrough of developing your performance management program
  • and much more.

Opportunities to speak face-to-face with representatives from conference partners and HR-solution providers such as PeopleAdmin, Valic, Pierce Group Benefits, NC Flex, RJC Group, TIAA, Sibson Consulting, Cornerstone OnDemand, HigherEdJobs, Savers, Graystone Group, and more!

Register Now!

Do not wait any longer! Register by September 30 to avoid a late registration fee.

Check out the for more details!