About Training

To help prepare the campus and Wexner Medical Center communities for the implementation of Workday and other new technology, the Enterprise Project will facilitate and support the appropriate training.

When will training be available?

Specific training curriculums are currently in development, and the latest information will continue to be shared on this webpage. Training opportunities will begin in May 2020.

What can I do to prepare now?

Ohio State employees are encouraged to view the available recordings contained in the expandable sections immediately below. This precursor content has been created to help employees gain a foundational understanding of Workday.

The Workday Core Concepts series was designed specifically for employees whose roles align with operational business needs. 

Recordings for staff, faculty or managers

I am a staff member, faculty member or manager.

Additionally, you may browse other videos on the Enterprise Project YouTube playlist and review clips of interest.

Recordings for HR/Payroll professionals

Recordings for Finance and/or Supply Chain professionals

What training will I need?

The amount and type of training you will need depends on your role at Ohio State. Employees who infrequently use the current administrative systems (such as eLeave, eTimesheet and HR Action) will only need a few informal trainings. The foundational training that most employees will benefit from is listed in the table below.

DescriptionDelivery methodDurationNotes
Navigating Workdayvideo10 minutesRecommended for all employees.
Requesting Goods and Services – The Buying ExperienceeLearning20 minutesRequired for employees who purchase goods and services.
Spend Authorizations and Expense ReportseLearning30 minutesRecommended for employees who travel for university business.
Introducing the PI Portalvirtual instructor-led training60 minutesRequired for faculty principal investigators.
Requesting Goods and Services – The Health System Buying Experiencevirtual instructor-led training90 minutesRequired for Health System and OSUP authorized users who purchase goods and services.

Additionally, managers and managerial liaisons will have increased training due to the supervision duties their roles entail. The foundational training that most managers will benefit from is listed in the table below.

DescriptionDelivery methodDurationNotes
Core Concepts for ManagerseLearning15 minutesRequired.
Effectively Managing Your Teams in WorkdayeLearning30 minutesRequired.
Hiring for ManagerseLearning90 minutesRequired.
Maintaining Your Team in WorkdayeLearning60 minutesRequired.
Separations for ManagerseLearning15 minutesRequired.
Reporting Basicsvideo15 minutesRecommended.

In recognition of the medical center's unique business needs, the below training will benefit most health system managers and managerial liaisons.

DescriptionDelivery methodDurationNotes
Spend Authorizations and Expense ReportseLearning30 minutesRequired.
Approve Spend Authorizations and Expense ReportseLearning45 minutesRequired.
Finance Foundation Data ModeleLearning75 minutesRequired.
Core Concepts for ManagerseLearning15 minutesRequired.
Effectively Managing Your Teams in Workday – Health SystemeLearning30 minutesRequired.
Hiring for Managers – Health SystemeLearning90 minutesRequired.
Maintaining Your Team in WorkdayeLearning60 minutesRequired.
Separations for ManagerseLearning15 minutesRequired.
Reporting Basicsvideo15 minutesRecommended.

Other employees whose roles fulfill operational business requirements will need increased in-depth training. Finance, supply chain, HR and payroll professionals should expect more robust training, as they will be provided with knowledge they need to be successful in their roles.

What training will be available?

To provide faculty and staff a better sense of what they can expect in terms of required and recommended training, a training course listing is now available. Find the courses applicable to you by filtering with the "I am a..." column. Specific courses will be assigned by an individual's Workday security role and may result in additional curriculum assignments and recommendations. Course details, such as durations, delivery methods and specific titles, are subject to change. Additional courses could also be added to this list. These courses will also be supplemented by videos, job aids and reference guides.