It’s that time of year again! We’re packing our bags and getting ready to fly out to San Francisco for Workday® Rising 2023. Four incredible, action-packed days of learning proven practices, seeing key features and new product releases, and getting demos and hands-on practice while networking with experts and other Workday® customers. Not to mention getting to hear from rockstar creatives like James Cameron and Mindy Kaling – and actual rockstars, The Killers. Needless to say, we are pumped!
If you are attending Workday® Rising, you’ll want to do a little prep work to ensure you’re getting the greatest possible value out of your time. These are my top three recommendations for how to prepare for your best-ever Workday® Rising.
1. Be Intentional About What You Want to Achieve
Go into Workday® Rising with at least one impactful goal in mind. Maybe there are new tools, SKUs or features your organization wants to implement, so your goal is to learn all about it and get prepared to rock the implementation for your team. Attending the Product Strategy and Vision Sessions to better understand the latest features, trends and roadmaps for each product area will certainly have you excited and prepared for the latest innovation with Workday®. Other goals could include learning how to better prepare for and manage new releases, finding solutions for pain points that constantly arise with your system or getting industry-specific knowledge around how to improve your current processes.
When you go in with a specific goal, walking out with that goal achieved will give you a great sense of accomplishment and value.
2. Develop a “Next Steps” Plan for How to Implement Your Learnings
You are going to learn a LOT of incredible information at Workday® Rising, so don’t let it go to waste. Go ahead and schedule that meeting with your team, department or manager for the following week so you can share your learnings while they’re fresh. Then, develop a “next steps” strategy for how you’ll evaluate these learnings and implement them in your system.
Getting this plan set in motion ASAP ensures you see tangible value from the event right away. And trust us, you’ll get a ton of value out of this event.
3. Make Time to Make Friends
The collaborative community is a huge part of the Workday® culture. Make sure you set aside time to network with others at the event: connect with Workday® customers in your industry to share insights, ask experts your burning questions, and attend those brain dates! Soak in all the collaboration and learning Rising customers, thought leaders and executives have to offer. I promise, everyone you talk to will be happy to help you out – and they’ll want to learn from you, as well!
While you’re there, come meet the Syssero team, too! Be on the lookout for these Syssero name tags: Amber Lowry, Ryan Massie, Michael Tymkiw, Heather Groff, Ashley Rower, Joshua Alexander and Kyle Marian.
Bonus Tip: Enjoy Your Time!
With big-name speakers and huge events like The Killers, you should also make the most out of your time by enjoying it! There’s lots to see & do, so don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.
We look forward to seeing you there! I’ll also be back with a follow-up post about the event in the next couple weeks about what I learned, and some key takeaways from my time. And who knows, I might see some of you fellow enthusiasts there, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions!