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K-State Today

June 11, 2020

CUPA-HR Kansas chapter call for proposals

Submitted by Megan Eakin

K-State faculty and staff who may contribute to successful work lives of the human resources profession are encouraged to submit proposals for the Kansas chapter of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, CUPA-HR, 2020 annual conference scheduled to take place virtually on Oct. 23. 

The chapter exists to promote excellence through collaboration among human resource professionals at institutions of higher education in the state of Kansas. This year's conference theme, "Transforming HR for the New Decade," will provide networking and developmental opportunities to engage with HR professionals around the state and beyond.

Examples include economic impact on today's workforce, generational differences, wellness programming, streamlining methodology and techniques, financial forecasting, data analytics, conflict resolution, legislative impacts, diversity and inclusion initiatives and change management.

The chapter seeks presentations that can enrich and advance the human resource profession through best practices and cutting-edge solutions. Presentation categories include:

  • Compensation.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Talent Acquisition/Recruiting.
  • Benefits.
  • Learning and Development.
  • Employee Relations.
  • Compliance/Legal.
  • HR Best Practices.

Conference proposals will be accepted through July 3 via the proposal form. Questions may be directed to Megan Eakin, learning and development consultant and CUPA-HR Kansas Chapter conference planning committee member, at meganeakin@k-state.edu or Abby King, CUPA-HR Kansas Chapter president-elect, at abigailw@ku.edu.