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Make plans to attend the 2017 SNUG National Conference! Our annual event will take place in Alexandria Virginia, October 9th - 12th, 2017.  


2017 Pre-Conference Agenda

Half Day Sessions are $250 and Full Day Sessions are $500. Please do not send payment at this time. PowerSchool will invoice your organization directly for the training session upon completion of the class.

The Half Day sessions will run from 8:30-11:30 and 1:00-4:00. Full Day sessions will run from 8:30-4:00 with a break from 11:30-1:00.

Check-in for the pre-conference sessions will begin at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast will be provided from 7:00-9:00 a.m. Lunch will be on your own and lunch options will be available at registration time.

If you would like to register for more than one session, you will need to register for each session separately.

Cancellation Policy: You will need to notify PowerSchool at least 10 days prior to event if you are unable to attend your registered session. Otherwise your district will be invoiced for the session. Also, cancellation of registration for the Conference itself does not cancel your registration for the Pre-Conference sessions. Please email amy.knouse@powerschool.com with any cancellation notifications or questions.

A CDH Celebration, Part I (Half Day - AM $250)

Attend this BusinessPLUS session to follow contributions, deductions and hours from detailed setup through payroll processing. Do you want to help build this session – registered attendees will be invited to send us topic ideas that you would like to see incorporated into the session agenda and they will be discussed live! Please email your suggestions to Jennifer.nail@powerschool.com. This session will be from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

A CDH Celebration, Part II - Calc Codes (Half Day - PM $250)

The CDH Celebration continues with a dive deep into payroll calculation codes. Learn the basics as well as advanced tips and tricks. Do you want to help build this session – registered attendees will be invited to send us topic ideas that you would like to see incorporated into the session agenda and they will be discussed live! Please email your suggestions to Jennifer.nail@powerschool.com. This session will be from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

BusinessPLUS Core Financials Bootcamp (Full Day - $500)

Attend this BusinessPLUS Core Financials Bootcamp to drill deeper into the software features available to your school district. Take this opportunity to review your current setup and receive recommendations on how to get more out of your software. Do you want to help build the Bootcamp topics - registered attendees will be invited to send us topic ideas that you would like to see incorporated into the session agenda and they will be discussed live! Please send your suggestions to angela.lopez-robey@powerschool.com. This session will be from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cognos Financial Analytics and Beyond (Half Day - AM $250)

Attend this BusinessPLUS Cognos session to explore Cognos Financial Analytics and other non-reporting Cognos tools to enhance user experience for your school district. Take this opportunity to review your current setup and receive recommendations on how to get more out of your software. Do you want to help build the Bootcamp topics - registered attendees will be invited to send us topic ideas that you would like to see incorporated into the session agenda and they will be discussed live! Please send your suggestions to Christina.mcluckie@powerschool.com. This session will be from 8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.


eFinancePLUS Bootcamp Fund Accounting (Half Day AM - $250)

Attend this eFinancePLUS Bootcamp to drill deeper into Fund Accounting software features available to your school district. Take this opportunity to review your current setup and receive recommendations on how to get more out of your software. Do you want to help build the Bootcamp topics - registered attendees will be invited to send us topic ideas that you would like to see incorporated into the session agenda and they will be discussed live! Please send suggestions to Debbie.prette@powerschool.com. This session will be from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

eFinancePLUS Bootcamp Human Resources (Half Day PM - $250)

Attend this eFinancePLUS Bootcamp to drill deeper into Human Resources software features available to your school district. Take this opportunity to review your current setup and receive recommendations on how to get more out of your software. Do you want to help build the Bootcamp topics - registered attendees will be invited to send us topic ideas that you would like to see incorporated into the session agenda and they will be discussed live! Please send suggestions to Debbie.prette@powerschool.com. This session will be from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Cognos Graphing & Workspace: Dashboards Using Discipline Data (Half Day - AM $250)

Session will walk through the process of building a graphical dashboard from scratch in the area of discipline reports. Attendees will get tips and best practices with regards to graphing as well as a process perspective: audience, message, content and delivery. A variety of graphical discipline reports will be created and users will select the reports that best convey the desired message. Attendees should be proficient with report writing and familiar with district discipline policies. Attendees will be able to share created reports and will be able to create a dashboard using the reports. This session will include both demonstration elements and it is expected that attendees will follow along and create what is demoed. This session will be from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Cognos Workshop: Bring your Reports & Work with an Expert (Half Day - PM $250)

By popular demand, bring your Cognos reports to work on with an expert. Attendees will both work on reports and get guidance in how to resolve issues facing districts. This session is a work session to improve your ability to create reports. Time with expert will be divided by number of attendees and difficulty of issues. There are some reports that can take weeks to develop and guidance can be provided to get you started. To make the best use of your time, provide details of your issue(s) at least 2 weeks in advance to donald.asher@powerschool.com. This session will be from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Evaluating GPAs and Transcripts: How all those Calculations Work (Half Day - PM $250)

In this session we'll trace the path of a grade from Teacher Access Center, onto a student's report card, through GPA, Credit, Honor Roll and Graduation Requirement calculations onto a transcript. This session will be from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Path to Graduation (Half Day - AM $250)

During this session, we'll explore the options in eSchoolPLUS that support your students as they navigate through your school district to graduation. Graduation Requirements, Career Plans and Student Success Plans provide a path for your students to follow. At-Risk Calculations can identify students who may have stumbled and need intervention. This session will be from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


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