Pre-Conference Workshops

A number of workshops will be offered on Wednesday, March 6th from 12:00 PM to 3:15 PM. Registration for these requires an additional fee of $175.00 per workshop (Regular Rate). A boxed lunch will be included. All workshop payments must be paid no later than February 8, 2019, or registration is subject to cancellation. Each workshop has a minimum participation level; and if this is not met by January 26, 2019, then the workshop may be canceled and monies paid refunded. If registering after February 9, 2019, the Late/Onsite rate will be $225 and boxed lunch is not guaranteed. Please see the list of the Wednesday Workshops being offered below.

Effective Change Management Strategies – Top 6 Questions to Ask & Answer
Track Project and Change Management
Speaker Kassidy Green, University of Houston System
Description Do you want to improve your effectiveness at managing people, processes and/or projects? Learn tips and strategies to apply high level thinking and reflection to enhance your communications approach. Discover the six most important questions to answer when developing a communications strategy to solve a problem, get the insight you need to carry out your next project or apply to a current dilemma/opportunity.

PeopleSoft Fluid: Zero to Hero in an Afternoon
Track TECH: Technical
Speaker Jim Marion, JSMPROS Inc
Description Developing pages with Fluid, PeopleSoft's latest user interface, may seem intimidating. In this session you will learn key differences between Classic and Fluid in order to become productive and effective in Fluid. In this session you will learn the fastest way to convert a Classic page to Fluid as well as how to effectively handle layout issues.

PS Query - Building More Dynamic Queries Using Expressions, Drilling URLs, and Subqueries
Track TECH: Reporting and Business Intelligence
Speaker Deirde Young, Northern Illinois University 
Description For intermediate users, learn how to integrate expressions, Drilling URLs, and subqueries into your queries. Intended to be hands-on, working with existing queries. A pre-conference webinar may be scheduled to write the 'base' queries. Student academic and demographic data will be used, but concepts apply to FA, SF, etc.

File Parser: The How, The Why, And what problems it will solve for you.
Track Admissions 
Speaker William Culey, Washington State University
Speaker Amanda Taylor, Washington State University

Washington State University uses File Parser to accomplish everyday tasks and automate business needs. It also uses them to handle 3rd party integrations, updates into the system, and mass data loads. WSU will show many variations that are currently in use but will also demonstrate the many lessons learned while looking and researching different ways to use it.

On Prem to Cloud: From Planning and Design to Implementation & ROI
Track Cloud
Speaker Ken Pischke, SkyBridge Global
Speaker Gurmeet Bhatia, SkyBridge Global

Join SkyBridge as we share cloud migration triumphs and challenges. This isn't your traditional migration presentation. We discuss seven (7) ways university/government is innovating, and five (5) applicable unique strategies university/government leadership teams need to plan for.


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