Maximizing Employee Engagement & Collaboration in a Changing Workforce

March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019

8:15 am To 2:00 pm

STEM Building 1075 Morris Ave , Union, NJ 07083


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    CUPA-HR New Jersey Chapter Spring 2019 Session:“Maximizing Employee Engagement & Collaboration in a Changing Workforce” Friday, March 15, 2019 Kean University STEM Building – 6th Floor1075 Morris Ave. 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. Get involved in CUPA-HR NJ by nominating yourself or an HR colleague for an Officer or Committee position. For directions to Kean University, click here.  The deadline to register for the CUPA-HR Spring 2019 Session is Thursday, March 7 at 5 PM and space may be limited following that date. We hope you can join us for another exciting CUPA event! AGENDA  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 About our Presenters David Elliot is a Senior HR Generalist at Arcadia University. He has been in higher education human resources for 5 years. He is currently serving his first year on the CUPA HR Eastern Region Board as a member at large. Norman Jacobson, ASA, MAAA, is a Senior Vice President, Actuary and Senior Consultant in Sibson’s New York office with over 30 years of experience advising clients on the design and financial management of their benefit plans covering both active employees and retirees. He is the Benefits Team Leader of Sibson’s higher education consulting practice and consults to many of Sibson’s higher education clients on benefit plan strategy, design, pricing and cost-sharing structure. He also serves as liaison between clients and their vendors, managing carrier negotiations, conducting competitive biddings, and analyzing renewals and settlements.  Mark Saine is the Senior Director of Client Leadership Solutions at TIAA. Mark supports our clients by helping them to build leaders internally that are prepared to take on increasingly complex roles and to manage the demands of a rapidly changing environment. He provides leadership development services including workshops, retreats, consultation and coaching. In his previous role at TIAA, Mark initiated and oversaw corporate-wide leadership and executive development initiatives such as leadership transitions training, top talent programs, mentoring programs, and coaching engagements. Mark’s gift for creating relevant and engaging programs created momentum for leadership development inside TIAA that engaged leaders at all levels in the organization. He has worked for TIAA for 20 years, joining the organization as an internal training consultant. Mark began his career in higher education as a director of career services. In that role he found his passion for adult education and leadership development. Since joining TIAA, Mark has managed the learning and leadership development of our Asset Management group and eventually expanded his reach to encompass the enterprise-wide leadership development efforts. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from Anderson University (Indiana), a master’s in student personnel from Ball State University (Indiana), and a master’s in organizational psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University (New York).


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