Sprint to the Future!
Due to the postponement of the HR Professionals Conference originally scheduled for March, University Human Resources is offering a series of virtual workshops to HR professionals at NC State, beginning in October.
Sessions will be hosted virtually via Zoom. Attend as many as your schedule will allow. Registration links are included in each of the session descriptions below.
October 20 – 10 to 11a.m. (Presentation slides available)
Speakers: Beth Buck and Amy Grubbs
Thinking about pursuing an HR certification? Not sure which certification makes sense for you? Unsure about the differences in HRCI vs. SHRM? This session will review the different certification options, what to expect on the exams and explore resources to help you prepare. HR professionals will also share lessons learned from their certification journeys.
Not sure if this is the right time to pursue a certification but want to learn more about HR in higher education and professional development? During this session, we will also delve into some of the professional development opportunities that are available to you through the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. Best of all, many of these opportunities are free and available on demand.
October 28 – 1 to 2p.m.
November 4 – 1:30 to 2:30p.m.
Speakers: Annaka Sikkink, Stephen Tucci, Michael Cherry, Anthony Saia, Kristie Juda
There are a myriad of challenges with student hiring and retention. Come hear how several units on campus have created engaging development and growth opportunities for student employees and streamlined their approach to managing students. They will share their challenges and talk about the steps they are taking to overcome those challenges and increase the retention of student employees.
November 12 – 1:30 to 2:30p.m.
Speakers: Beth Buck, Rebecca Zuvich, Sheri Renno
During this interactive session, attendees will reflect on their natural talents and how they manifest in their roles at work and in life. Participants will learn how a work environment where they understand and use their talents can lead to improved engagement and productivity. Participants will leave with practical suggestions for how to identify and discuss their talents with their manager.
December 2 – 10 to 12p.m.
Speakers: Wendy Laing, Jessie Sova
In order to remain relevant in the changing landscape of continuing higher education, we must recruit and retain diverse and innovative leaders. This session will describe the skills leaders need to learn and master in order to ensure continued growth for instructor and employee development as well as student participation across multiple generations.
January 7 – 1:30 to 2:30p.m.
Speakers: Laura Cooper, Kristen Schmitt
This session will cover some tips and tricks on how to recruit and manage temporary employees in your units. You will hear about some of the nuances of having temporary employees in your department and some best practices to screen candidates, check references, counsel temporary employees on performance and manage things like I-9 forms, payroll processing and the Affordable Care Act.