Andrea Ellis, Director of Recruitment and Organizational Development, and John Champlin, Manager of Recruitment and Organizational Development, attended the 2014 CUPA-HR National Conference in San Antonio, Texas in late September. While there, they presented during a concurrent session on the topic of “An Unusual Cross-Utilization of HR Resources.” The session outlined the “Career Planning” series that was launched in the fall of 2012 and the collaboration between the recruiting function and the professional development function within the Wake Forest Human Resources Office. The series has been extremely successful and has grown to include five different career-oriented classes and a number of small-group coaching events. Additionally, John and Andrea detailed the “Facilitator-Expert Model” of presenting. The approximately 35 attendees were engaged in the discussion and remarked how applicable this model could be at their institutions. This marks the third year in a row that a member of the Professional Development Center has presented at the National CUPA-HR Conference.
While at the conference John and Andrea were able to catch-up with colleagues from across the nation including several attendees of the Professional and Organizational Development Conference held annually at Wake Forest University. In particular, congratulations to Anne Meyer and her team at Texas A&M University for receiving the HR Innovation Award presented by PeopleAdmin! This same award was presented to Andrea Ellis at the 2012 CUPA-HR National Conference for her creation of the Professional Development Center at Wake Forest University.