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May 6, 2003
PeopleSoft Orientation Sessions Extended Through May 20
|PeopleSoft Orientation Schedule|
Tues. April 29, 2:30 p.m., ECS 122A
Tues., May 6, 10 a.m., ACIV 219
Tues., May 13, 2 p.m., ACIV 219
Tues., May 20, 10 a.m., ACIV 219
|If less than three (3) people have registered for a workshop 48 hours before it meets, OIT will either cancel or reschedule the workshop and notify registered users.|
PeopleSoft Orientation Sessions Extended, Division Training Coordinators Announced
Due to high demand, the “Introduction to PeopleSoft” orientation sessions have been extended through Tuesday, May 20.
While these are not formal training sessions on any finance, procurement or HR functions, participants have found them to be helpful in becoming more familiar with general PeopleSoft features like how to login, set "favorites" (or shortcuts) and navigate to key content.
More than 93 percent of participants have rated the sessions as excellent or good, and anonymous responses to a post-workshop survey have included the following:
“I most liked the hands-on nature of the demo.”
“It was easy to follow”
“It finally gave me a chance to see the screens that will be used.”
The workshops include a hands-on demonstration of 1-2 generic tasks in the new human resources and financial systems, as well as PeopleSoft's own online navigation tutorial that participants can use and refer to before core functional training begins in mid-May.
In addition to helping end users, supervisors may find the orientation sessions helpful as a way to gain insight into what their staff will be learning and doing. To register online for the hour-long sessions, visit www.umbc.edu/training.
In related news, each division has identified a training and support coordinator who is working with the Delta Initiative to help shape the PeopleSoft training plan. The training and support coordinators are:
Clolita Williams (5-2772 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Arts and Sciences
Janie Stevenson (5-3228 or email@example.com)
College of Engineering
Jim Milani (5-3556 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Patty Keys (5-3578 or email@example.com)
President and OIA
Sandy Campbell (5-6878 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bill Hoffman (5-6517 or email@example.com)
Deb Moriarty (5-3797 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
As reported in the March 20 Issue of Insights Online, each divisional training and support coordinator will be helping to
• Make sure the right people are identified for training;
• Work within the division to provide backup and support, if necessary, when people are out for training;
• Identify peer mentors within the division for early training;
• Work with OIT to reschedule training, if necessary;
• Keep the division head apprised of progress in training people; and
• Provide feedback on training back to the Delta Steering Committee.
Posted by dwinds1 at May 6, 2003 12:00 AM