Oregon CUPA-HR Fall 2014 Conference

“You Can’t Spell HERO without HR”

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall 2014 Conference LogoHERO Awards

Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon

What to Expect at the Conference

You are welcome to review the Conference Agenda, below are some of the presentation topics and speakers.

Registration

Registration is currently closed as we’ve reached full capacity.

Accommodations

Conference Center

The fall conference will be at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. For driving directions, you are welcome to search for Riley Campus Center online, or Linfield has provided directions here. Check-in will be in the Riley Campus Center, building 2 on the Campus Map.

Parking

Parking is free on Linfield’s Campus, and there are very few classes held on Fridays, so there should be ample parking available.  While street parking may be available on campus, we have been encouraged to park in the parking lots nearby the Riley Campus Center on the north side of campus.  As noted on the Campus Map, there are two lots available between 99W and Blaine St, as well as some lots along Chandler Ave on the northeast side of campus.

New At This Conference: Awards!

We know how hard everyone is constantly working and want to recognize those efforts by giving out some “Hero Awards” at our Fall Conference. These awards will be presented to an individual or team in the Oregon CUPA-HR Chapter. There are two categories for which this award will be presented, Best Practices and Outstanding Service. Please see the award criterion and nomination information needed for each below.  Nominations should be submitted to orcupahr@gmail.com by October 10, 2014. The Oregon Chapter CUPA-HR Award Committee will review the nominations and recommend a winner to the Oregon Chapter Board of Directors.

Hero Award: Best Practices

The Best Practice Hero Award is presented to an individual or team in the Oregon Chapter CUPA-HR region that demonstrates creativity, process improvement or professional achievement through the implementation of a significant new practice that contributes to the overall excellence of the institution’s human resources programs, services and/or administration. A single significant project or a pattern of smaller projects will be considered.

Criteria:

  • Successful development and implementation of a different approach or a variation of a traditional process, procedure, or practice in one of the functional areas of human resources.
  • Successful and innovative partnership role in assisting another academic or an administrative unit in achieving its overall mission.
  • The Successful Practice has lead to improved performance of the college or university, the unit in which the department resides or, the human resource department; and the achievement has advanced the profession and/or promoted better understanding of human resource management.
  • The Successful Practice is in currently in operation or has been in operation during the past three years.
  • The nominee’s institution is a member of and participates in CUPA-HR.

The following questions should be answered when submitting a nomination:

  • What was the original need/problem/dilemma/idea?
  • Why was it important to the Department of Human Resources or the institution?
  • How was it approached, i.e. what new approaches or methodologies were used?
  • What was accomplished or achieved?
  • How did the individual or team know they were successful? What assessment methods were used?
  • How would the institution’s president and/or the executive officer to whom HR reports, describe the accomplishment? (A letter of support from that executive would be appropriate.)

Hero Award: Outstanding Service

The Best Practice Hero Award is presented to an individual or team in the Oregon Chapter CUPA-HR region that demonstrates high‑quality performance sustained over a period of service; i.e., continually maintaining or providing the means to increase productivity and output or other kinds of ongoing performance that far exceeds job requirements.  Special service to the university outside normal job duties (e.g., committee work) can be considered in this category.

Criteria:

  • High-quality performance above and beyond normal duties.
  • Significant contribution to an improved university/college operations and/or special achievement.
  • Ongoing commitment and contribution to successful operations.
  • The nominee’s institution is a member of and participates in CUPA-HR.
  • The performance is currently in practice or has been in during the past three years.
  • The nominee’s institution is a member of and participates in CUPA-HR.

The following questions should be answered when submitting a nomination:

  • Describe the performance and how it impacts the Department or Institution?
  • What has been accomplished because of the outstanding service?
  • Why was it important to the Department of Human Resources or the institution?
  • How did the individual or team know they were successful? What assessment methods were used?
  • How would the institution’s president and/or the executive officer to whom HR reports, describe the service? (A letter of support from that executive would be appropriate)

Please contact orcupahr@gmail.com for questions or more information.