The Operational Excellence Series supports Western employees who are involved in the administration of people, financial or other processes within an academic or support unit. This is a practical program focused on increasing your knowledge, skills and proficiency in the administrative aspects of your role.
The program consists of a variety of workshops in five streams:
Courses are delivered in person, on campus, and range from one to three hours in length. Repeat courses will be offered in the future; frequency will vary by course. Presenters are subject experts from Human Resources, Financial Services, Faculty Relations and other units. Course resources will be available online. As a participant you are encouraged to complete individual workshops that are applicable to your current role.
Successful completion of each course includes: completing course pre-work as applicable, attending the in-class session, and achieving 70% or higher on an online quiz in OWL following the in-class session.
Your successful completion of each course will be noted on your electronic Human Resources training record, which can be viewed via My Human Resources.
Operational Excellence Series courses are offered to help you perform the work that is currently a part of your role at Western. If you have accountability for financial and human resource administration within your faculty, ancillary unit or support unit at Western, a number of these workshops will be helpful to you. Depending on the topic, participants may include those in UWOSA, PMA-eligible, or other roles.
Each course focuses on specific job functions. Please review the course descriptions to determine the fit with your current role. If you are unsure of which courses to take, please discuss with your leader.
Click on a course title below to view the detailed description. Or View All Course Descriptions.
|Financial Risk Management, Controls and Accountabilities (OPER2)|
|General Ledger Inquiries - Western Financials (OPER12)|
|Online Journal Entries - Western Financials (OPER1)|
|Principles of Procurement at Western (OPER16)|
|Research Finance: Understanding the Financial Side of Research Projects (OPER4)|
|Understanding Western's Safe Disclosure Policy (OPER15)|
|Graduate Student Appointment Processing (OPER6) - *NEW* ONLINE MODULE|
|Orientation to PeopleSoft: Human Resources (OPER7)|
|Pay Requisition and Administration (OPER8)|
|FACULTY APPOINTMENT ADMINISTRATION|
|Not Currently Scheduled|
|New Courses Coming Soon|
|Your Role in Protecting Corporate Data (OPER17)|
Course costs are covered by Western Human Resources, and are offered at no charge to participants.
Cara Carson, Human Resources Specialist
t: 519-661-2111 ext. 85581