Finding, tracking professional development courses easier with Workday Learning

If you have trouble finding relevant learning opportunities, or don’t remember when required training for your role expires, you’re going to appreciate the learning management system that is part of Workday.

David Wirth, the Administrative Transformation Program’s Learning Management Design Team Lead, introduced and provided a demonstration of Workday Learning in ATP’s latest Workday Walkthrough, held on June 8. When Workday goes live in July 2024, all UW System staff will have access to a library of professional development offerings, including required training for their position.

Faculty and staff will be able to search for, indicate interest or enroll in, and track their courses and training in Workday Learning. They will also be able to access offerings from across the UW System and those hosted by vendors such as LinkedIn Learning.

“Best of all, if you change schools, divisions, or even move to a different institution, your transcript will follow you throughout your career with UW,” Wirth noted.

Managers will be able to view and track their team’s training activities and can better support staff members as they work toward training and career goals.

To learn more about Workday Learning and hear insights from Tammy Starr, Registration and Learning Management System Coordinator at UW-Madison, watch the June 2023 Workday Walkthrough.

Check Out the Learning Management Workday Walkthrough


What’s Changing, and Why Does It Matter?

  • Employees will have access to a single course catalog containing all available training programs relevant to their professional development. 
  • A comprehensive transcript will be compiled throughout an employee’s career with UW, even if they change departments, schools, or institutions. 
  • Employees, managers, and training administrators will have access to a wide range of information and reports to help them track training activities. 
  • The information gathered by Workday Learning can be used to identify knowledge gaps, track progress, and measure the ROI of training initiatives.