Elevating Cougs conference offers skills and leadership training sessions Oct. 19–20

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A two-day online conference offering dozens of opportunities for WSU employees to enhance their skills and knowledge is taking place next month. The Elevating Cougs conference — happening Oct. 19–20 — greatly expands upon Human Resource Service’s Leading in Coug Country offering, adding new ways for participants to bolster their professional and soft skills as well gain Workday expertise.

“This is a much more expansive and inclusive offering for our workforce,” Laura Hamilton, manager of HRS’ Learning and Organizational Development team, said.

The three areas of focus for the conference are developing as a Coug, leading as a Coug, and Workday success stories, with participants encouraged to jump between tracks based on their interests.

Developing as a Coug courses will focus on individual professional development and bolstering soft skills.

The Leading as a Coug track pertains to leadership and team development skill building

And Workday success stories trainings will give Cougs the opportunity to hear from their peers about the tools available via Workday across multiple tasks.

The entire conference is free for all WSU employees and will be fully remote, allowing participation across the university system. A sample schedule for the conference is available online.

Employees looking to participate in the conference need to register by Oct. 18, though they do not need to pick the courses they plan to attend ahead of time. More information about the Elevating Cougs conference is available on HRS’ Modernization website.

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