Preconference Training Sessions

Make Workday Web Services Sing with XML Request Documents
8:00 AM–12:00 PM
Make your Workday web services work by writing an XML request—sounds easy, right? Sure, and you can play Mozart by hitting the right piano keys at the right time. Making the Workday web service work is an art—and this session takes you step by step in building Get and Put web services into a clear, easy-to-follow framework. Through hands-on activities, learn how to organize yourself, use Workday Community documentation effectively, and efficiently create XML requests using SOAP UI.
Get to Know Your Data
8:00 AM–12:00 PM
Are you my data? Join this session to explore the tools within Workday and get to know the data model. We focus on the business object details report and ways to use it to get the information you need. Explore the Workday Touchpoints Kit (available to Workday Pros) and learn how it can clarify the data structures, how each object can affect others, and the benefit of a single system.
What Do You Want to Ask Your Workforce? Configuring Surveys and Campaigns in Workday
8:00 AM–12:00 PM
Making informed decisions when it comes to your workforce starts with awareness. To gain this awareness and insight while also increasing employee engagement, leverage Workday surveys. What is the difference among surveys, questionnaires, and campaigns in Workday? How do you manage survey distribution? How do you report on survey responses? For those new to surveys, join this session for demos and hands-on activities.

Note: To ensure your time is well spent, we highly recommend you review and understand Workday navigation prior to attending.
Global HCM: Can Your Configuration Support the Weight of the World?
8:00 AM–12:00 PM
Does your organization use Workday in multiple countries? In this session, learn how key configurations, such as localization, tenant settings, and translations, impact your tenant and transactions. Using hands-on activities, configure your tenant to account for global requirements and complete transactions to see the features in action.
Composite Reporting for Workday Human Capital Management
8:00 AM–12:00 PM
Interested in broadening your knowledge of Workday reporting with composite? Are you ready to step it up with a powerful tool that allows you to combine data from multiple Workday report data sources into a single report? Would you like to create drillable, actionable reports with calculations, text styles, and formats? Learn how to build a composite report from start to finish using Workday Human Capital Management data. With the techniques covered in this session, you can start building your own solutions.
Configuring Global Time-Off Plan Requirements: A Logical Approach
8:00 AM–12:00 PM
Use Workday tools to simplify the management of the complex accrual calculations and eligibility rules for time-off plans. Take an analytical approach to evaluating time-off plan requirements and configuring them in Workday, with methodologies applicable to any country. This session also addresses how to configure Workday to meet those requirements by harnessing the power of time-off plans and the calculation engine.
Getting Creative with the Request Framework
8:00 AM–12:00 PM
Let your creativity loose with the new request framework functionality. Make it easier to manage all types of requests throughout your organization. The Workday business process framework is a powerful toolset that enables workers to automate time-consuming business processes and deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. With the addition of the request framework, you can leverage business processes to request an initiation of changes in the system. That change might be a request to add an approval step to a business process, a new reason for termination, or an employee requesting tuition reimbursement.
Calculated Compensation Plans: Harnessing the Power of the Calculation Engine
8:00 AM–12:00 PM
Discover how Workday leverages the calculation engine to provide power and flexibility to calculated compensation plans. This session focuses on the possibilities and options available when using calculated compensation plans, and uses real-world examples to demonstrate. Through hands-on activities, we build calculated plans and use them to show the dynamic functionality of the calculation engine.
Integration Orchestration
12:45 PM–4:45 PM
Make the most of your Workday integrations by learning how to better coordinate, automate, and unite them. In this session, learn how to increase efficiency by leveraging the integration business process to chain together multiple integrations systems, approvals, and notifications. Learn how to streamline some of your processes by implementing both scheduled and event-driven integrations, managing dependencies, and identifying low-demand times to run integrations.
XSLT: eXploring Stylesheets to Leverage Transformation in Workday
12:45 PM–4:45 PM
Workday provides Reports-as-a-Service (RaaS) and connectors to easily expose tenant data for an integration. However, to fit external requirements, data conversion typically depends on custom stylesheets using Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT). In this session, leverage Workday tools with third-party editors to build reusable and high-performing transformation templates. Learn basic best practices for transforming report XML with enterprise interfaces, validate and convert connector output with document transformation, and explore the more advanced streaming capabilities of XSLT 3.0 supported by Workday Studio.
Exploring Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud
12:45 PM–4:45 PM
With Adaptive Insights, everybody plans for the future. Learn how Finance teams use Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud to create a comprehensive corporate financial plan. Explore foundational elements such as accounts and dimensions, practice data entry in standard sheets, import historical data, and learn how to create simple reports and dashboards to help you and your team better manage the business.
Business Process Configuration for Financials
12:45 PM–4:45 PM
The Workday business process framework is a powerful toolset that enables you to automate business processes and deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. In this session, we demonstrate and discuss some key aspects of workflow. Hands-on activities reinforce your understanding of how this framework is configured in Workday Financial Management.
Attracting Top Talent by Creating the Perfect Candidate Experience
12:45 PM–4:45 PM
Learn how to attract top talent by creating a perfect experience for your external candidates. We explore how to customize the external career site, including customizing job postings with videos and job application templates. We also look at optimizing candidate tasks in your business processes, and take a deep-dive into dynamic offer letters and employment agreements.
Take Charge of Retro with the Faceted Retro Calculation Processing Report
12:45 PM–4:45 PM
Parsing out retroactive payroll calculations can be difficult and confusing. Join us to learn how to take charge of your retro processing with the newly designed and delivered retro calculation processing report. Parse out the retroactive payroll calculations that you want to focus on after running your retro calculation. Use facets and mass action to process and complete retro—right from this report.
Mastering the Attendance Plan for Your Student Records, Financial Aid, and Student Financials
12:45 PM–4:45 PM
The attendance plan is the foundation for calculating the cost of attendance, packaging student awards, and running other financial aid processes in Workday Student. Take a deep-dive into how the attendance plan is calculated and refreshed. Identify the connections among student records, academic advising, and the attendance plan. Join the discussion on related topics, including the seven financial aid load statuses and the student records reactions in Workday.