Sessions We’re Excited for at Alliance 2023

Alliance 2023 is just around the corner, and the HEUG is busy getting ready! We’ve put together a list of a few sessions with awesome presenters that will cover everything from leading change to integrations and more. Check these out and add them to your list!

Leading Change in Your Office

Robert Kubat, The Pennsylvania State University
Monday, February 27, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Leading Change Track

Using John Kotter’s Leading Change book, Robert Kubat will discuss the eight steps for change. He will examine the change an office conducted due to new technology being introduced. Examples of each step, specific actions and the reasons for each will be reviewed and discussed. This eight-step approach can be applied to many other change efforts.

Sharing is Caring: Shared Services & PeopleSoft Implementations

Jessica Dantzler, University of Texas System
Tuesday, February 28, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Human Capital Management (HCM) Track

When a shared services model is applied to 7 unique universities under 2 PeopleSoft instances, standard use of delivered modules is sometimes difficult, if not impossible. We’ve come up with clever solutions and have a treasure trove of lessons learned and customizations that just make sense.

Journey to the cloud: How to assess your institution’s current state enterprise systems and readiness – PART 1/PART 2

Dianne DeNezza, University of Pittsburgh
Part 1: Tuesday, February 28, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Part 2: Tuesday, February 28, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Project and Change Management (PCM) Track

As public universities wrestle with shrinking state appropriations and the need for high-quality affordable education for students, eliminating costly, inefficient systems and administrative processes becomes paramount. This two-part session will introduce a structured approach using project management and LEAN Six Sigma methodology that includes actively inviting stakeholders at all levels of the campus community to engage in throughout the assessment project timeline.

Mail Smarter, Not Harder

Marije Bottinga, University of Amsterdam
Tuesday, February 28, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Student Information System (SIS) Track

Writing emails manually gives you the opportunity to personalize the content, but does sending out email in bulk limit you to fixed content? Campus Solutions turns out to be very flexible without customization. You just need a smart design, and we are happy to share our design with you. We came up with a smart combination of sub templates and chooses which is easy to build and to maintain. The result: a low maintenance and time proof configuration and some new friends at the exchange offices.

Weave the Good Tale: How to Present Your Data With Contextual Narrative

Anna Kourouniotis, Duke University
Tuesday, February 28, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Technical and Reporting Track

In this presentation, we will go back to the basics of narrative writing and then look at how we can apply the features and structure of narration to data visualization with the ultimate goal of transforming a visualization or dashboard into a compelling story. We will focus on the concept of narration that aids in the creation of a data story using one primary example, while illustrating the starting and finished product.

Increasing Engagement Across the Student Lifecycle

John Sauceda, Moody Bible Institute
Wednesday, March 1, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Institutions are constantly being challenged to meet the ever-evolving needs and expectations of our constituents (from prospect to enrolled to graduated to alumni to donor). In the commercial world, there is an ever-increasing need to meet consumer expectations – and the same is true for higher education. The need to provide a connected and personalized experience through the entire student journey is critical.

Alliance 2023 runs from February 26 to March 1 in St. Louis, Missouri. Register today and take advantage of the early bird deal before time runs out! We hope to see you soon!

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