2019 Spring Session

CUPA-HR New Jersey Chapter Spring 2019 Session:
“Maximizing Employee Engagement & Collaboration in a Changing Workforce”

Friday, March 15, 2019
Kean University
STEM Building
1075 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

Please join us at the CUPA-HR NJ Chapter Spring 2019 session at Kean University!  At this half-day conference, we will examine what drives employee engagement in Higher Education and discuss ways to optimize that engagement.  We will also learn more about key factors that are currently shaping the workforce as we know it and develop strategies to address these changes.  Finally, we will explore ways to build stronger teams and enhance collaboration in order to more efficiently and effectively deliver services.


8:30 a.m. – Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Address

  • Robyn Salvo – President, NJ CUPA-HR and Director of Human Resources, Monmouth University

9:10 a.m. – Presentation: “What Creates an Engaged Higher Ed Workforce?”

We typically think that higher education employees (faculty and staff) are more engaged than employees in the private sector, but is this true? During this very interactive session, participants will review higher ed employee engagement data from the Gallup organization and discuss the key drivers that help faculty and staff be more engaged. Participants will also identify ways that campuses can focus on these key drivers to not only impact employee engagement, but the engagement and well-being of our students.

Speaker: David Elliot, Senior HR Generalist, Arcadia University & CUPA-HR Eastern Region Member at Large

 9:50 a.m. – Break and Vendor Engagement

10:05 a.m. – Presentation: “Strategies to Address the Changing Workforce”

The landscape of the higher education workforce is in the midst of tremendous change – driven by several key factors, including: Large reduction of the baby-boomer workforce through retirement, dominance of the millennial workforce, continued fast-pace of change in technology and its implications on the workforce, economic impacts across higher education demanding more affordability, less debt and faster times to degrees and the corresponding impacts on the workforce, an uncertain and changing regulatory environment. This session will provide an overview of leading strategies that many colleges and universities are relying on to confront the many changes impacting their current and future workforce. The workshop will provide both strategic and pragmatic approaches for addressing the shifts in the higher education workforce.

 Speaker:  Norm Jacobson, Actuary and Senior Consultant, Sibson Consulting

 11:05 a.m. – Break and Vendor Engagement

 11:15 a.m. – Presentation:  “Collaborative Smarts”

In a world that demands better, faster, and smarter, how do leaders deliver solutions that work and even exceed expectations?  This workshop explores how leaders set the stage for collaboration and build teams that work in concert to deliver better results.  A set of techniques will be introduced that foster greater leadership effectiveness and innovation.

Speaker:  Mark Saine, Senior Director of Client Leadership Solutions, TIAA

 12:15 p.m. – Business Meeting

Meeting Call to Order

Discussion of 2019-2020 NJ Chapter Officer Positions

– President Elect

– Treasurer (2-year term)

– Director of Member Engagement

CUPA-HR Announcements

12:30 p.m. – Meeting Adjourns — Lunch / Networking / Vendor Engagement