A number of workshops will be offered on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM prior to the main conference. Registration for these requires an additional fee of $125 per workshop (Regular Rate). A boxed lunch will be included. All workshop payments must be paid no later than February 23, 2018, or registration is subject to cancellation.  Each workshop has a minimum participation level; and if this is not met by January 26, 2018, then the workshop may be canceled and monies paid refunded. If registering after February 23, 2018, the Late/Onsite rate will be $175 and boxed lunch is not guaranteed. Please see the list of the Sunday Workshops being offered below:


Anyone Can Design Reports Now: Hands-on with BI Publisher, Queries, and Connected Query
Track Reporting and Business Intelligence
Speaker Christopher Pokorny, Cleveland State University
Speaker Wesam Helou, Cleveland State University
Description This workshop takes users step-by-step through building BI Publisher reports in PeopleSoft from scratch, with real-world examples across a wide-range of disciplines. Live demonstrations include: building queries, relating queries in Connected Query, designing report templates in Microsoft Word, defining and running BI Publisher reports, basic programming, and additional tips and tricks.


Methods and Techniques for Successfully Launching a Cloud Implementation Project
Track Innovations/New Products
Speaker Ted Simpson, Huron Consulting Group
Speaker Susan Garland, Huron Consulting Group
Description Cloud implementation projects are distinctly different from the traditional on premise ones and require institutions to pay added attention to the project launch. Starting the project with an understanding of the business need, vision, institutional buy-in and enthusiasm is key to success. This workshop will provide attendees with tools and techniques to design an effective Cloud launch program.


PeopleSoft Update Image (and DPK): Soup to Nuts
Track Technical
Speaker Greg Kelly, Oracle
Speaker Dave Bain, Oracle
Description This session will look at getting going quickly with PUM and DPK's and what you need to know to deploy them.


PS Query Can Do Much More Using Sub-queries, Expressions, and Drilling URLs
Track Reporting and Business Intelligence
Speaker Deirdre Young, Northern Illinois University

For intermediate and advanced users, learn how to integrate expressions, sub-queries, and Drilling URLs into your queries. Intended to be hands-on, working with your existing queries.

This workshop will be utilizing student academic and enrollment records and tables.  The concepts will apply to FA and SF, but will not use any FA/SF data.

Alliance 2018 Pre-Conference Workshop Prerequisite Webinar

Join us March 7th, 2018 to set up queries and make sure you are prepared to get the most out of this workshop. 


User Experience in 8.55/9.2 Fluid: Aligning Functional Training with New Functionality
Track Student Records
Speaker Stuart Purcell, University of Glasgow

This workshop is intended to demonstrate and discuss innovative approaches to user experience, support, and training in Tools 8.55/Campus Solutions 9.2 Fluid, with particular emphasis on aligning processes in relation to the development of new functionalities.


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