MnCUPA-HR and UMW HERC Joint Spring Conference – June 16-17, 2016!

All faculty and staff within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are welcome to attend the MnCUPA-HR/UMW HERC spring conference: Recruitment, Retention, and Reality. This conference is focused on the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and staff and is an excellent opportunity for anyone who hires faculty and staff within MnSCU to learn more about strategies to recruit and retain diversity faculty and staff. The conference will feature keynote speaker Jerlando Jackson, speaking on “Ethnic and Racial Administrative Diversity: Understanding Work Life Realities and Experiences in U.S. Higher Education. Dr. Jackson is the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and the Director and Chief Research Scientist of Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Additional sessions include:

  • Training search committees to reduce bias
  • Developing position descriptions to attract diverse applicant pools
  • Addressing intercultural competency in departments
  • Applying intercultural pedagogies in the classroom
  • Understanding MN Nice and creating welcoming environments for students and staff

To register for the conference, go to:    This is a perfect opportunity to provide professional development for your faculty and staff at a reduced fee. Registration fees for individuals are $50.00 each, but you can send a departmental team (up to 5 individuals) for $100.  On the registration site, please register one person and send the names of your team members to Mike Goodson.

Please note: The May 16 deadline for accessing reduced hotel rates at the Country Inn and Suites in Chanhassen is fast approaching. To get the guaranteed $89.00 special rate, mention the promotional code: MnCUPA.

The conference will be hosted at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen, MN.  Click here for flyer information.

Questions? Contact:

Anita Rios
System Director, Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness
Human Resources Division


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