STEWART HOTEL: NOV 6 - 8, 2017

Agenda

Agenda

Stewart Hotel, New York City, NY
*All functions will be held in the Fitzgerald Ballroom except as noted below

Monday, November 6

  • Noon-3:00 p.m.
    AAU-HR Institute Board of Directors Meeting – Gillespie
  • 4:30-5:00 p.m.
    New Member Orientation – Wharton
  • 5:00-8:30 p.m.
    Registration – Fitzgerald Foyer
  • 5:30 p.m.
    Opening Reception – Fitzgerald Ballroom
    Sponsored by United Health Group  
  • 6:15 p.m.
    Welcome and Introductions
    Kyle Cavanaugh, Chair of the Board and Vice President of Administration, Duke University; and Laura Avakian, President
  • 7:00 p.m.
    Dinner
  • 8:00 p.m.
    Session 1: Can the University Survive the Four Higher Education Horses of the Apocalypse?
    Introduction: Mary Cronin, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, Rice University
    Keynote Speaker: David Leebron, President, Rice University

Tuesday, November 7

  • 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Registration – Fitzgerald Foyer
  • 7:30 a.m.
    Breakfast
  • 8:15 a.m.
    Session 2: Founder’s Session 

    Remarks by Mary George Opperman, Vice President for Human Resources, Cornell University, and the AAU-HR Institute’s first Board Chair
    Politics, Public Policy and Universities
    Introduction: Kyle Cavanaugh, Chair of the Board and Vice President of Administration, Duke University
    Panel facilitator: Michael Schoenfeld, Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations, Duke University
    Panelists: Zack Moore, Vice President for Government and Community Relations, Penn State University; and Judith Greiman, Senior Vice President for Government and Community Relations, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • 10:00 a.m
    Break
  • 10:30 a.m.
    Session 3: Workforce Diversity and Its Role in Building Strong Community Connections
    Introduction: Kyle Cavanaugh, Chair of the Board and Vice President of Administration, Duke University
    Speaker: Oris Stuart, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Noon
    Session 4: Lunch and Business Meeting
  • 1:30 p.m.
    Session 5: The 4th Industrial Revolution and the Future of Work

    Speaker: Ravin Jesuthasan, CFA, Managing Director, Willis Towers Watson
    Introduction & Discussion Leaders: Laurita Thomas, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, University of Michigan; and Allison Vaillancourt, Vice President for Business Affairs and Human Resources, University of Arizona
  • 3:00 p.m.
    Break
  • 3:30 p.m.
    Session 6: Lightning Round: Tough Problems/Best Practices
    Facilitator: Kyle Cavanaugh, Chair of the Board and Vice President of Administration, Duke University
  • 5:00 p.m.
    Break
  • 6:30 p.m.
    Session 7: Dinner at Aureole hosted by TIAA
    Transportation to and from the restaurant will be provided

Wednesday, November 8

  • 8:00 a.m.
    Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m.
    Session 8: From Annual Performance Reviews to Honest Conversations
    Speakers: Allison Vaillancourt, Vice President for Business Affairs and Human Resources, University of Arizona; and Barbara Carroll, Associate Vice Chancellor, CHRO, Vanderbilt University
  • 10:00 a.m.
    Session 9: Higher Ed CHRO Present and Future: Meeting Unrealistic Expectations
    Facilitator: Barbara Abercrombie, Vice President for Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness, Texas A&M University
  • 11:30 a.m.
    Wrap-Up and Adjournment
    Kyle Cavanaugh, Board Chair, 2017
    Kathy Brown, Board Chair, 2018
    Laura Avakian, President