Queen's University

QUASR training programs launch



The week of Sept. 21, Queen’s Administrative Systems Replacement project (QUASR) is launching an active training program in anticipation of implementing a new financial system at Queen’s in November.

The training involves 12 different courses, each to be presented several times. The change to a new PeopleSoft system is an important step in changing how the university manages information, and more importantly how Queen’s does business. All staff, faculty and students will be affected, directly or indirectly.

The QUASR training team will provide appropriate training over the next four months for all system end-users to help ensure as smooth a transition as possible. Using a combination of techniques, the training will provide future users with relevant information, context and learning opportunities. Classroom instruction from a Queen’s subject-matter expert, together with hands-on demos and exercises, will offer learners the tools they need to use PeopleSoft applications with confidence.

Using innovative technology that demonstrates how to perform various tasks, learners will follow an instructor through specific administrative scenarios. They will then have an opportunity to reinforce key learning points by working through hands-on exercises in a live, online training environment.

All training materials, including the demos and systematic job aids or “cheat sheets,” will be available for download. The training will expose learners to both the “how” (how to enter and maintain information in the new system) and the “what” and “where” (what Queen’s business processes have changed because of the new system, and where these changes will ultimately affect the end-user). Given the many tools available with the new application and the number of process changes involved, learners are encouraged to register early for training, use documentation on the training site, and be as proactive in their learning as possible.

General introductory PeopleSoft navigation training will be available starting Wednesday, Sept. 23, with invitations to sessions on specific Finance administrative processes for core system users scheduled to begin the week of Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Additional user training sessions for the broader user community will follow with sessions running through December and January. ITServices sessions on essential Internet navigation skills, and HR sessions on change management will also be offered beginning Sept. 23.

In the meantime, inquiries can be directed to quasr@queensu.ca

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