A number of pre-conference workshops will be offered on Thursday, October 10 from 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM prior to the main conference. Registration for these requires an additional fee of $30 per workshop.  A boxed lunch will be included. Workshop must be paid by September 27, 2019 to guarantee a boxed lunch.  All workshop payments must be paid no later than September 27, 2019 or registration is subject to cancellation. Each workshop has a minimum participation level; and if this is not met by September 27, 2019, then the workshop may be cancelled and monies paid refunded. 

Academic Requirements 201

Track Student
Speakers Dede Young, Assistant Manager, Operations Support at Northern Illinois University

This session will provide a deeper look at academic requirements. Creating and using a special requirement usage, course lists, entity groups, dynamic conditions, student groups in advising, tests in advising, derived course lists, course attributes, etc., will be detailed and brought to fruition in an academic requirement and academic requirement group, viewing the final product in a special Advising Report.

Getting to Know BI Publisher and CommGen

Track Student
Speakers Timothy Krug, Assistant Director of Financial Aid Operations at Moody Bible Institute

BI Publisher and CommGen are powerful and versatile, but not necessarily intuitive. This workshop will use Financial Aid examples to walk participants through the creation of a 3Cs Communication from beginning to end.

Cracking the code of BI Publisher and CommGen can feel overwhelming, as it involves learning several skills at the same time. This workshop aims to demystify the process with a step-by-step approach. By the end, participants will have created a financial aid offer (award letter) and a custom BI Publisher report using Connected Query.

Using Oracle PBCS to Create Financial Models for Strategic Planning & Forecasting

Track Financials
Speakers Marie Schrul, Chief Financial Officer at Saint Paul Public Schools
Curtis Mahanay, Business Systems Manager at Saint Paul Public Schools

This workshop will show how Oracle PBCS (Hyperion) is used to create Strategic Planning scenarios based on metrics & criteria to derive fiscal forecasts for decision-making. A five year fiscal forecast will also be reviewed.

HEUG members may also want to consider attending the presentation "Using Oracle PBCS to Create Financial Models for Capital and Workforce Planning" to see how strategic results are built into Operational models.

All About Aggregates

Track Student
Speakers Jessica Holler, Systems Integration Analyst at DePaul University

Attendees will gain thorough understanding of how aggregate aid works in CS 9.0/9.2 & how to keep it up to date. Processing examples will primarily reflect DePaul University’s business practices but we will discuss what others have done & why, so that attendees can put this knowledge to work to support their own processing & compliance efforts.

How to Sign Up:

  • You can add this directly during your initial registration.
  • If you are already registered, go to "My Registrationand login, click "Add-ons", and then click the "Add Additional Options" button. Under "Pre-Conference Workshop" select the workshop you would like to attend and click "Add". Then hit "Finish" to pay.



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