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    2022 GBA/GIP Virtual Programming: Community Conversation - Human Resources as a Critical Element of Institutional Strategy

    As institutions increasingly see the value in prioritizing organizational culture as a foundation for performance and workforce retention, strategy must address the systems and structures in place that impact people. How the HR function is structured, empowered, and leveraged to enact strategy raises unique opportunities and challenges.

    This community conversation, sponsored by the Group on Business Affairs (GBA) and the Group on Institutional Planning (GIP), sought to begin a dialogue on the intersection of HR and Strategic Planning (SP). The speakers discussed the following topics:

    • How are HR and SP departments connected and how should the two teams work together?
    • How does the work of HR impact the strategic plan & outcomes/metrics?
    • How can HR transformation impact the effectiveness of an institution's strategy?


    Elaine Van der Put, PhD, MS, MSPH
    Former Senior Associate Dean for Administration, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU
    Former Chief Strategy Officer, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


    Carolyn Brayko, PhD
    Director, Institutional Effectiveness
    University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med)

    Danielle Lombard-Sims, PhD, SPHR
    Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)