Elevating Cougs

Workday Success Stories track continues at 2024 Elevating Cougs conference

Last year, the 2023 Elevating Cougs Conference Workday Success Stories track provided the opportunity to hear from Workday users from across WSU as they shared the proven best practices and approaches for getting the most out of Workday. We’re excited to offer an all-new series of Workday Success Stories sessions as part of this year’s […]

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Elevating Cougs site moving to HRS Learning & Organizational Development

Beginning April 1, 2024, the primary webpage and home for information for the Elevating Cougs conference will move from the Modernization site to the HRS Learning & Organizational Development (LOD) site. As the home for institution-wide training and professional development at WSU, Learning & Organizational Development will be the source of updates and information regarding […]

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Paylock checklist and resources

Payroll cutoff can be a busy, and sometimes hectic, time for departments. Payroll Services and Modernization have developed resources to help departments prepare for payroll cutoff, reducing stress and confusion related to payroll tasks.   Learn more about planning and executing a successful payroll cutoff by reviewing the How to Make Payroll Cutoff Stress Free session […]

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Elevating Cougs session recordings now available in Percipio

WSU employees may now view and share session recordings and materials from Elevating Cougs in Percipio. Want to review a favorite session, catch up on sessions you may have missed, or share resources with your colleagues? Visit the 2023 Elevating Cougs Replay and Additional Resources page in Percipio. You can also find links to individual […]

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A look back at Elevating Cougs 2023

On October 19 & 20, nearly 800 WSU staff and faculty, as well as speakers from other universities and organizations, joined Modernization and HRS’ Learning & Organizational Development for the first-ever Elevating Cougs conference. We’d like to thank the WSU community for making Elevating Cougs a success. By attending, presenting, or supporting planning efforts, you […]

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Elevating Cougs: Know before you go!

It’s almost time for the 2023 Elevating Cougs conference, hosted by Modernization and HRS’ Learning & Organizational Development. We’re looking forward to gathering virtually with 500+ registered Cougs from across the university October 19 & 20. We hope you’ll join us! If you plan to attend, here’s what you should know before you go: The […]

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Accessing Elevating Cougs sessions on the Zoom Events platform

Elevating Cougs is a fully remote, two-day conference experience offered by Modernization and HRS’ Learning and Organizational Development. WSU employees can choose from more than 80 sessions available on the conference’s Zoom events platform. Below is an introduction to using the Zoom events platform to access and attend sessions. There are two different ways to […]

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Workday Success Stories: Workday makes planning easier for WSU departments

From daily tasks to important annual events, Workday enables departments to more easily plan for and conduct activities across all functional areas. Since the launch of Workday, WSU staff and the Modernization team have worked together to determine timelines for Finance and HCM events that occur on a monthly, semester, or yearly basis. Through integrated […]

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Emotional intelligence at work

When it comes to professional development, many work cultures place emphasis on advancing employees’ rational intelligence and technical skills. Practical and rational skill development is key to ensuring employees excel at their jobs and drives technical innovation in the workplace. However, leaders in business and higher education agree that another key type of intelligence is […]

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Elevating Cougs for departmental grants staff and PIs: at a glance

Departmental grants administration staff are essential to ensuring the accurate and timely management of millions of grant dollars awarded each year to WSU researchers. Staff and faculty holding roles including Grant Manager and Principal Investigator (PIs) perform a variety of grants-related tasks in Workday including: Costing Allocations Effort Certification Approving transactions and accounting adjustments Using […]

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