News and Updates

Happy Jessie Day!

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Today we celebrate Jessie Mandel, our fearless leader through the Workday implementation! Jessie’s superpowers include finding free time on 20 overlapping calendars, making cow-themed puns on a weekly basis, and making sure no one ever runs out of snacks. Unending thanks to Jessie and all that she does… Continue reading »

PAG Meets Workday — Again!

In what we’re dubbing “the shortest Workday demo ever,” PAG (President Administrative Group) got to see Workday in action for the first time. As Jessie said in her presentation: “we’ve been talking a lot about theory, and now we get to talk about it in reality.” If you’re curious about… Continue reading »

Come Meet Us at Workday Wednesdays!

Are you interested in seeing Workday in action? Stop by the Faculty House on November 1st, 8th, 15th, or 29th between 8:30-10:00 a.m. to explore how Workday will work for Williams. Bring a friend, a colleague, or your whole team! Learn a little bit more about Workday and… Continue reading »

PAG Meets Workday

On September 14, members of the program and change management team presented a short slide deck to the President Administrative Group, also known as PAG. The presentation covered how the program team makes decisions, the project timeline leading up to go-live, and change management strategies like communication methods,… Continue reading »

Have you HERD About Workday?

Workday is replacing PeopleSoft as the HR and Finance management system here at Williams. In the months leading up to our go-live in June 2024, the change management team is working with a group of individuals to share information about Workday and open channels for community feedback. The… Continue reading »

COW Leads Workshop

In May, many project team leads participated in a workshop focused on developing a shared sense of purpose and effective communication across the project team.  Collaboration and communication are crucial to the success of the COW project.   The workshop, led by Kristen McCormack from… Continue reading »

Strengthening Connections: A Collaborative Site Visit with Huron

We recently had the privilege of hosting a productive three-day site visit with our implementation partner Huron, as part of our Collaboratively Optimizing Williams project. The visit presented us with valuable opportunities to forge connections and deepen collaboration between and within our organizations. Key leaders and project team… Continue reading »

Project Work Kicks Off with Huron

Huron was selected as our implementation partner in January to support the Workday HCM, Financials and Student implementations. Huron brings a breadth of experience and best practice as project work gets underway this spring. The project team is currently finishing up three months of readiness work to confirm… Continue reading »

Workday selected as future HR, Finance and Student system

After a thorough and deliberate evaluation of Workday and Oracle Cloud we have selected Workday as our next HR, Finance and Student system.  The next step is to select an experienced partner who will help us implement Workday in collaboration with our project team and community stakeholders.  We plan… Continue reading »

Vendor Demo Schedule Taking Shape

The vendor selection process is getting underway and will include several days of vendor demonstrations throughout the month of September.  To view the current demonstration schedule please check out this document for details. The project Leadership Committee and SME Working Group will be part of… Continue reading »

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