Pre-conference Workshops

Each Pre-conference Workshop Includes:

  • Dinner following the workshop to continue the networking and learning
  • Access to the Welcome Reception
  • Eligible to receive 3.0 Clock Hours

Registration Fees:

Add-On to full WASWUG Fall Conference: $145.00
Stand Alone (not attending WASWUG Fall Conference): $175.00

Only one workshop may be selected. A workshop can be added when registering for the WASWUG Fall Conference.  If you are already registered for the conference you an add a workshop by contacting the WASWUG registrar.

Pre-conference workshops are offered on Sunday October 8, 2017 from 3:30 – 6:30 pm.

Two Workshops are available to choose from, more will be available by the end of May:

1. Advanced Excel

Come join our new Excel Trainer, Sherry Prindle in the three-hour workshop that will cover the following:

  • Create Complex Forms (Advanced Formatting, Active X Controls – Checkboxes, Form Fields, Calendars, Buttons)
  • Contextualize Layouts (Advanced Filtering, Custom Views)
  • Animate Data Presentation and Analysis (Pivot Tables, Charts – Pivot, Combo, 3-D)
    • This allows you to quickly find the exact information you need in your spreadsheet regardless of the database size)
  • Summarize Data on Custom Dashboards
  • Clean Up Data (Text Functions – PROPER, CONCATENATE, LEFT; Text-to-Columns, Remove Duplicates)
  • Perform Advanced Functions – IF, LOOKUP, SUMIFS . . .(Absolute Reference – Naming Cells and Ranges, Nesting Multiple Functions, Multiple Variables

2. Gallup Strength Finders – Great for Teams!

Coaching and team building are essential ingredients in today’s fast-paced workplace.

This course includes the internationally acclaimed Gallup/Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to discover your top 5 strengths, includes the bestselling StrengthsFinder 2.0 e-book. Followed-up with an exploration of how your strengths influence your work teams and life. Learn how your dominant talents help you excel, and begin your path to better performance and higher engagement.

This course is ideal for people who want a detailed, focused approach to strengths-based development. Decades of Gallup’s research has proven that when employees have the opportunity to do what they do best every day, there is a profound improvement in individual, team, and organizational performance. This course provides coaching for your team with successful strategies for helping managers and teams maximize their individual and collective talents to reach desired performance outcomes. It includes everything a company needs to address specific team-related issues and challenges using strengths-based development. Instructor will share from their extensive corporate training background how to build healthy and productive teams in your work environment.

3. Making the Most of Skyward Food Service Module

In this 3-hour Food Service Pre-Conference session we’ll discuss some of the benefits of using Skyward’s Food Service module, including how Skyward can help your district with activities your Child Nutrition Department focuses on in the fall. We’ll also share tips, tricks, and reports that can help your day-to-day Food Service operations run more smoothly. Finally, we’ll give you a sneak peek at the Food Service module in Qmlativ – the next generation Skyward software, and some great new features that this upgrade will offer you.

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