Workday Rising Sessions That Will Help You Maximize Success at Any Stage of Your Business Transformation Journey

Have you checked out this year's Workday Rising session calendar? Workday Rising is the place to learn how to overcome business challenges, make connections, and discover how technology can lead your business to a bright future. Of course, with hundreds of sessions to choose from within a four-day span, it can be hard to know what to slot into your schedule.

You should start by identifying your organization’s greatest challenges, and consider what sessions match those business topic areas. For example, you may already have Workday, but now your organization is about to undergo a merger, or some other huge organizational change. On the other hand, you could be just starting your finance and HR transformation journey and want to understand the key steps your organization should take to make your deployment a success. Luckily, there are sessions that cover just about every scenario, learning level, and question you can imagine.

So, what sessions would I attend if I was heading to Workday Rising? Call me biased (okay, I am biased!), but the sessions led by Collaborative Solutions customers Christiana Care Health System, Leidos, and Booz Allen Hamilton have key business takeaways no matter your current business needs. Read on to see which one you should attend.

You: Have Limited Time and Resources and You’re Not Sure Your Team Can Handle Rolling Out New Functionality or Deploying Workday for the First Time

You Should Attend: Just Make It Work: Strategic Change Management, Communications, and Adoption with a Lean Team

Description: Just because your team is small doesn’t mean you can’t do big things with Workday. Whether it’s initial deployment, rolling out new features, or defining your change management and communications strategy, a lean internal support team can sustain and optimize Workday. Join Pepsi-Cola and Toyota Financial Services for tried-and-true tips that helped these organizations add functionality, tackle reporting, and maximize the value of Workday update functionality with minimal resources. Check it out on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. PT.

Your Key Takeaways:

  • Learn key strategies for making the most of your resources
  • Understand effective change management and adoption strategies
  • Learn how to maximize the value of your Workday system
  • Understand how you can tackle reporting and the rollout of new functionality with your small-but-mighty team

You: Are Undergoing a Merger, Acquisition, or Divestiture and You Need Your Workday System to Reflect This Huge Organizational Change

You Should Attend: Mergers and Acquisitions, and Divestitures: Rules of Engagement and Best Practices

Description: Is your company preparing for or going through a merger and acquisition (M&A) or divestiture? Join this session to learn how to plan for this type of activity, understand the processes Workday has in place to support customers and gain insight from experienced Workday customers. This session also includes an overview on how to engage with Workday when planning and/or going through an M&A. Attend this session on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. PT.

Your Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how experienced customers have successfully planned for and deployed a unified system after a huge organizational change
  • Understand the processes in place for handling this type of activity in Workday
  • Learn the importance of leveraging key internal methodologies to support both the project planning and the people behind the project

You: Want to Know More About the Power of Your Data in Workday and How It Can Enable Better Decision-Making for the Future

You Should Attend: Workday Analytics: Strategy and Vision Keynote

Description: When it comes to analytics, Workday’s focus has always been on helping customers make better decisions about their people and financials. From core reporting to Workday Prism Analytics, Workday is continuously innovating so its customers can run their businesses with greater insight. In this keynote, hear about Workday’s vision for analytics—what the company has delivered and where it’s headed. Learn about new products and get updates on Workday’s Data-as-a-Service platform. Hear from customers who are using analytics in Workday to answer critical business questions and prepare their organizations for the future. Add it to your calendar for Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. PT.

Your Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how Workday leverages your existing data to provide powerful insights into your organization
  • Understand the vision for the future of analytics in Workday, as well as new product innovation
  • Learn from other customers who have harnessed the power of their data to drive their decision-making

No matter which sessions you choose to attend, you’ll leave Workday Rising with actionable information to support your organization’s finance and HR transformation journey. We’ll see you there!