August Lunch & Learn

August Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 –  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

**August’s Lunch and Learn has been submitted for one HRCI credit & one professional development credit through SHRM.**

Register here.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 14th. 

Location: Rector Hayden Realtors Office
1099 Duval Street, Suite 250
Lexington, KY 40515

Designing a Framework – Empowering Employees to Create Their Own Path

Betsy Larson
Director, Compensation – Indiana University

Redesigning compensation frameworks are not an everyday occurrence in organizations because of the disruption and anxiety it creates for employees. Indiana University is redesigning their approach to job classification, titles, levels and more, creating a “best practice” approach which will more accurately reflect and meet the needs for our workforce of the future. Indiana University is one of the largest universities in the United States and stands as the largest employer in the state of Indiana. Our design will feature an easy and transparent way for employees to navigate in a framework to discover “what’s next for them”.  In this session, Betsy will share the approach focused on continuous development of our employees skills and competencies for either their current or future role. She will share the unique challenges of change management, communication, and education for a decentralized and complex organization. Attendees will see the tools used to build the framework, the key elements that make the design unique, and communication tools to facilitate change and understanding.

Key Learning points – Participants will learn: 1. How to design an effective job framework that is forward-thinking, flexible, and adaptable for the future 2. How to build more consistency and transparency for allowing employees to more clearly see development and career opportunities focused on a new competency model and relevant job skills 3. How to gain buy in from key stakeholders and gain approval for change in a complex, decentralized, and union environment

Session Speaker – Betsy Larson, Director, Compensation – Indiana University

Betsy Larson has more than 20 years of experience working for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies in the human resources profession. She has been responsible for leading and managing various human resources areas including executive and broad-based compensation, benefits, and HR information systems for both public and private companies. Most recently Larson was Vice President where she was responsible for broad based, sales and executive compensation working with the Board of Directors for MassMutual Financial Group, a privately-held Fortune 100 company. She currently sits on the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Foundation Board as is the past 2017-2018 board chair. Larson is the founder of two local WorldatWork Total Rewards groups, a past member of WorldatWork’s Compensation Advisory Council and Group Partnership Boards, and SHRM’s Total Rewards Expertise panel. She is a frequent presenter on compensation-related topics for WorldatWork, SHRM, CUPA and at other events. In addition, she has authored and appeared in various HR and compensation publications. Larson earned her undergraduate degree from the Kelley School of Business and her master’s degree in labor relations from Indiana University. She is currently the Head of Compensation at Indiana University and will be teaching a class in Compensation as part of the HR major at IU in the Fall.