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Power Onboarding provides practical, easy-to-use tools to guide an individual who is transitioning to a new job. Students will prepare an actionable personal onboarding plan that will set them up for success in their new role. Research has shown that an actively followed power onboarding plan will allow an individual to reach proficiency in a new position up to 30% faster than the typical transitioning manager. In this course, students will develop their own onboarding plan, allowing them to contribute sooner and be eligible for promotion earlier. In this newly revised format, learners can complete the course in no more than 7 hours, with approximately 2 hours dedicated to creating a personalized power onboarding plan. We have a suggested 4 week schedule to help you stay on track, but we recognize that everyone has different learning styles so we've added flexibility so you can complete the entire course in one or two sittings. This course has benefited tremendously from the feedback and advice we have received since the launch in the Fall of 2014. A recent survey shows: 1) 67% of participants are very likely to recommend the course to a friend, and the remaining 33% being somewhat likely 2) 80% of participants found the workload the same or lower than what they expected. We are enthusiastic about these findings and we know that you will find this course valuable and worthwhile as well!
SESSION ONE: Getting Started
Introduction to the course and the personal onboarding plan
SESSION TWO: Get Ready, Part 1
Assessing your emotional intelligence
Utilizing your feedback
SESSION THREE: Get Ready, Part 2 & Get Set, Part 1
Identifying and assessing your team
Visualizing your new environment
Updating your image
SESSION FOUR: Get Set, Part 2
Researching your organization
Meeting with your new manager
SESSION FIVE: Go!, Part 1
Managing first impressions
Transferring your skills
SESSION SIX: Go!, Part 2
Establishing early wins
Bonding with new affinities
William J. White
Industrial Engineering & Management Science
Northwestern University is a private research and teaching university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, and Doha, Qatar. Northwestern combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries.
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