Call for Programs: Fall Event – Friday, October 4, 2019

Guided by CUPA-HR’s mission and core values and in line with the association’s Learning Framework, the Northern New England chapter of CUPA-HR (NNECUPA-HR) strives to empower our members meet their strategic priorities and achieve excellence through best practices.  NNECUPA-HR can help members meet these objectives by providing relevant, targeted, and practical programming to support our HR community and institutions.

We invite you to attend our fall and spring events to renew your passion and commitment to HR; learn new and different approaches to employee support and engagement; and to engage colleagues from local higher education institutions.

The objectives of this Fall’s full day program will be to offer sessions to support practical day to day success of HR professionals. Content will align individual and collective expertise with higher education Human Resources best practices.  In order to meet these objectives, we encourage you to submit a proposal to share your knowledge and innovative ideas as an HR professional at our fall event.

Why present at one of our events?

  Did you try something new this year that you can’t wait to share?

  Are you an expert on a specific HR topic?

NNECUPA-HR is an organization both for and of higher education HR professionals. Our members are active and engaged.  Our workshops, conferences, and webinars provide important, practical, and innovative programs to our members.  Attendees leave NNECUPA-HR events better prepared to address the current and future HR challenges in their institutions.

Consider submitting a proposal to present your knowledge, experiences, best practices, programs, successes, and/or challenges as an HR professional at our Fall event, October 4, 2019 held at Northern Vermont University, Lyndonville, VT.

Being a presenter is an opportunity to give back to the higher education HR community.  In addition, the registration fee will be waived for those selected as presenters at our conference.

What topics are we looking for?

The CUPA-HR Learning Framework offers a comprehensive and intentional guide to HR skills and competencies in higher education, assuring the most relevant practices are utilized. The framework can help set a clear vision and professional goals for individuals and teams by:

    •  Showcasing competency strengths
    •  Determining gaps in skill development
    •  Identifying which skills to enhance or develop in your current role
    •  Identifying which skills to enhance for that next career step
    •  Guiding discussion when determining which development areas should be of primary focus
    •  Working with others to discuss the importance of competency development

This Fall’s event will focus on the concept of HR as Detective, highlighting the first two quadrants of the Learning Framework, ‘Core’ and ‘Building Capabilities’.  To that end, while being open to suggestions, we are currently most interested in finding subject matter experts in the following areas:

    • Project management
    • Conducting and documenting investigations
    • Strategic recruitment and interviewing
    • Creating an onboarding plan
    • Succession planning
    • Change management
    • Transitioning from paper to HRIS
    • Job description best practices
    • Risk management
    • Setting metrics
    • Compensation analysis
    • Legal updates

What are session formats?

Sessions for the conference can be in one of three formats. Please refer to the online ‘Call for Programs’ application for more detail:

    • Breakout session
    • Key Note session
    • Roundtable discussion

How do I submit my idea?

Just fill out the Chapter Call for Programs and if you have more than one idea, feel free to submit them all in one application! The submission deadline is July 15, 2019.

What if I’m not an expert, but I know someone who is?

Send them a link to this page!  Presenters do not have to be NNECUPA-HR members.  Recent conference and workshop presenters have been higher education HR professionals, corporate partners, legal experts, and more.