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A place for PeopleAdmin customers to learn, share and transform higher education talent management

At PeopleConnect 2018, higher education talent management, faculty affairs and IT professionals will come together to learn, network and share new and exciting opportunities to advance the missions of research, teaching and service at colleges and universities.

Along with PeopleAdmin team members and business partners — customers who attend the conference will help shape the future of higher education by turning talent management data into actionable insights, attending sessions focused on solving the industry’s biggest challenges, previewing recent and upcoming product enhancements, earning continuing education credits, and spotlighting problems and real-life solutions achieved by customers.

Attendees will learn from each other — during presentations, hallway conversations, shared meals and fun events — and leave refreshed and inspired to pursue their unique opportunities to contribute to and advance their institutional mission.

WHY ATTEND

Why should you attend PeopleConnect 2018?

Learn from the best
Hear from the best and brightest minds in the talent management field. This year’s Keynote speaker, Todd Whitaker, will lead a dynamic presentation on effective leadership, strategies for motivating teams and building HR and faculty partnerships.

Improve your solution knowledge
Deepen and strengthen your solution knowledge by attending sessions, demos, and presentations by PeopleAdmin experts. Sign up for our training classes and become a solution expert!

Connect with peers
Spend time sharing knowledge and insights with talent management peers from all over the country with Birds of a Feather roundtables and fun evening events.

Have fun in the heart of the nation
Between our customer appreciation party and exciting Kansas City night life, you’ll get your fill of fun.

Justify your trip
Download this Justify Your Trip letter for your manager.

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SESSIONS & AGENDA

Immerse yourself in power-user workshops and sessions
focused on human resources and hiring

Bridging the gap across HR and Faculty can be one of the toughest and most stressful challenges to embrace. Is there a better way to manage this tough task?

This session provides tips to help participants better engage faculty, have more confidence in working together, and gain credibility across campus.

Dr. Todd Whitaker
Todd Whitaker, University of Missouri professor of educational leadership and professor emeritus at Indiana State University, will lead a dynamic presentation on effective leadership, strategies for motivating teams and building HR and faculty partnerships — drawn from his experiences inspiring faculty and staff colleagues, leading classrooms, writing a best-seller and more.

Transformative strategic partnerships

Learn how technology, intradepartmental relationships and teamwork can foster a transformative experience and position human resources as a strategic partner across campus — influencing and empowering better decision-making at every level.

Onboarding: The art of first impressions

This workshop will establish foundational aspects of effective onboarding and explore scenarios most likely to deliver a positive first impression for new hires. Participants will share tips for overcoming common challenges and embracing opportunities to engage employees from day 1.

Performance management challenges. Solved.

Overcome higher education’s performance management challenges by learning how to implement Appalachian State University’s proven process improvements and best practices, including: one-size-fits-one processes, focus on employee development over documentation, data analysis, HR facilitation tips, department-specific frameworks, feedback frequency, and more.

The power of synergy: Ellucian and PeopleAdmin

Ready to end the days of duplicate work and manual updates often required by disparate systems? Learn how the University System of New Hampshire improved efficiency and data accuracy by partnering with PeopleAdmin to integrate employee profiles with their Ellucian solution for real-time updates… and how you can do the same.

Focus on community colleges

This is a forum for community college representatives to creatively solve hiring, recruiting, onboarding and employee engagement challenges. Participants have a chance to share experiences, brainstorm and mind-map with peers to encourage innovative ideas and solutions.

Collaborating to fill critical faculty positions

Hear how Murray State University embraced faculty hiring challenges by leveraging their search committee tools to increase efficiencies and ignite faculty interest in working together to build a transparent, trackable process.

Maximizing Diversity and Inclusion for Faculty Searches, A Roundtable Discussion

This roundtable discussion will focus on solving faculty and leadership recruitment challenges, including how to conduct consistent, fair and effective searches, cultivating diverse candidate pools, strategies for assessing candidates and more.

Beyond reporting: Empowering equality with data analytics

Don’t just report on EEO activity, understand it and empower improvement! This session will explore best practices for solving EEO struggles by identifying, sharing and analyzing data, made easy with PeopleAdmin’s analytics solution.

Rethink reference checks

Experience the power of the SkillSurvey reference checking solution’s integration with your PeopleAdmin solution, including how it seamlessly expedites and scientifically improves hiring processes. In this session, Mott Community College and Datmouth College will share specific stories of how they benefitted from online reference checking.

1,001 Product updates

As time goes by, your PeopleAdmin solution is getting even better! See the latest features and enhancements designed to increase visibility, improve employee engagement and optimize your end user experience.

Hot Topics with PeopleAdmin Certified Administrators

A session for PeopleAdmin Certified Administrators (formerly called Select Suite Certified Administrators or SSCAs) to review trending cases and solutions from the past year. Participants will also have an open forum to discuss new approaches to shared challenges and opportunities.

Position descriptions, a master class

Position Management is the back bone of Montana State University’s applicant tracking system. Attend this session and hear how their team updated their portal to maintain consistent and up to date position descriptions.

  • April 17

    Tuesday

  • April 18

    Wednesday

  • April 19

    Thursday

  • 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
    Share best practices, brainstorm and discuss the hottest topics in education talent management. Colleges and universities will be grouped with similar institutions, so you can discuss issues and solutions with PeopleConnect attendees who face your same challenges.
    Where
    Century Ballroom

  • 6:30 - 11 p.m.
    Celebrate all that you’ve accomplished this year with dinner, drinks, dancing and live music at the historic Union Station Kansas City. Union Station is just a short walk from the Sheraton via "The Link" elevated pedestrian walkways.
    Where
    Union Station Kansas City

  • 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
    Bridging the gap across HR and Faculty can be one of the toughest and most stressful challenges to embrace. Is there a better way to manage this tough task? This session provides tips to help participants better engage faculty, have more confidence in working together, and gain credibility across campus.
    Where
    Century Ballroom

LEARNING AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

ScholarLabs are hands-on product tutorials. PeopleAdmin experts are here to help you better understand your solution and gather feedback on how we can improve our products. ScholarLab is open throughout the conference.

Share best practices, brainstorm and discuss the hottest topics in education talent management. Colleges and universities are grouped with similar institutions, so you can discuss issues and solutions with other attendees who face your same challenges.

Book a Face2Face meeting with your account executive
and/or your Customer Success advisor. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about your PeopleAdmin solutions and services, or see a product demonstration.

Available Training Classes – Save 20%
Get the most out of your solution. To enroll in a training class, simply add the classes during the registration process. You can also register at the conference. Space is limited.

Reporting and analytics: The key to better decision-making

Learn how to get the most up-to-date data from your system so you can empower strategic decision-making and institutional efficiency.

Tuesday, April 17
1-3 p.m. or 3:20-5:30 p.m.
Cost: Now $400 was $500

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

  • Advanced Early Bird Pricing

  • This offer has expired
  • A savings of $150
  • Includes all sessions and meals
  • Customer Appreciation Party
  • $450
  • Early Bird Pricing

  • This offer has expired
  • A savings of $100
  • Includes all sessions and meals
  • Customer Appreciation Party
  • $500

WHERE TO STAY

Join us in Kansas City … To friends, it’s just KC.
Home of barbecue, jazz and world-famous midwestern hospitality

Kansas City has a way of surprising you. And that’s just how the locals like it. From the moment you arrive to long after you leave, the city’s cool, cultural vibe is sure to make an impression.

While visiting, be sure to:
… Indulge your tapping toes at soulful jazz clubs.
… Rekindle your imagination by experiencing the city’s burgeoning arts scene.
… Delight your appetite with sweet and spicy Kansas City barbecue.

The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
Superbly situated in the heart of downtown Kansas City, The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center offers hotel guests an impeccable location from which to experience this thriving Midwestern metropolis.

The hotel connects directly to Crown Center, which features 85 acres of shops, restaurants and local attractions. Spend time exploring this inimitable entertainment destination, or venture out and experience other local attractions near the hotel, including Country Club Plaza.

PeopleConnect room rate: $179

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