Kerrin is the HR and Operations Manager at Leading Training and is passionate about learning and personal growth. She has a BA (HDip) Ed from Wits University with majors in English and Psychology and has experience teaching English at high school level and extensive experience in training and managing.
She loves dealing with people and the general well-being of the staff and delegates is her primary concern. She also facilitates soft-skills courses in HR, leadership and instructional design.
She is a qualified SDF (Skills Development Facilitator), having completed the UNISA Certificate in Skills Development Facilitation in 2015 with distinction. She is registered as an HR generalist with the SA Board for People Practices (membership no. 42866985). She, together with a team of professional facilitators, project manages agile customised training interventions for Leading Training clients. Their services range from training material development incliuding accredited and online learning, to high-impact facilitated interventions that result in organizational change and team growth.
She is accredited as a Level 1 Cultural Intelligence Facilitator with The Cultural Intelligence Center, has completed the Wits online Instructional Design course in 2017 and is a Certified ScrumMaster® through Scrum Alliance. Kerrin is a dynamic facilitator who consistently gets excellent reviews for the training she conducts.
The course gives an overview of the benefits of onboarding programmes and helps you design a programme to implement in your organisation, that is aligned with your organisational values and needs.
You can greatly increase the likelihood that a new employee will stay with you by implementing a well-designed onboarding program that will guide the employee through their first months with the company. This two-day workshop will explore the benefits of onboarding, show you how to design an onboarding framework, give you ways to customize the program for different audiences (including managers and executives) and demonstrate how to measure results from the program.
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Information may change without notice.
Business owners, managers and HR personnel, and HR teams responsible for Onboarding initiatives.
Matric level English and some work experience is all that is needed.
Course Outline / Curriculum
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
To start, participants will explore what onboarding is (and is not) and how it differs from orientation. Participants will also identify some of the business benefits of a successful onboarding program. To conclude the session, participants will discuss some factors for success and some issues that can lead to failure.
Creating the Onboarding Steering Team
This session will look at who should make up the team that will steer the onboarding program and what their role should be.
Gathering Supporting Information
Next, participants will learn what key processes, programs and stakeholders should be included in the onboarding development process. Participants will also receive a list of questions that they can use to shape the program's vision. Then, participants will practice creating a vision for a fictional company.
In this session, participants will learn the six elements of a good goal, summarized by the SPIRIT acronym.
Developing the Program
The majority of the afternoon of Day One will be spent exploring the general components of the different phases of an onboarding program: pre-work and the first day, week, month, and year. At the end of the session, participants will classify different activities into each phase.
A Personal Onboarding Plan
To conclude the first day, participants will work on a personal onboarding plan for a fictional case study.
Customizing the Framework
To begin the second day, participants will create a full onboarding program outline for their fictional company.
In this session, participants will brainstorm what results they can measure to evaluate the success of their onboarding program and how they can gather data.
Branding the Program
Next, participants will look at the elements of a well-designed brand and how to apply it to their onboarding program.
This session will give a brief introduction on how onboarding programs for executives may differ from programs for the rest of the organization.
Understanding Employee Engagement
In this session, participants will learn about the Gallup studies on engagement, and what they can do to make sure employees are checked in.
Ten Ways to Make Your Program Unique
A well-designed, unique program can be an ambassador for your company. This session will give participants some ideas for making their onboarding program stand out.
Fun and Games
Your onboarding program doesn't have to be all work and no play, as long as employees are learning or building relationships while they are playing. In this session, we'll share some of our favourite onboarding and training games.
Case Study Analysis
To conclude the workshop, participants will review the case studies that they gathered for a pre-assignment and create a list of best practices.
At the end of the workshop, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
Schedule Dates and Booking
There are currently no scheduled dates.
Please note that this course needs a minimum of 6 delegates to schedule
a course. You can choose to be added to the waiting list by clicking the
button below and we will contact you when we have enough delegates
interested. Should we not get enough delegates, we will refund or credit
your paid booking.
Should you need this course urgently, the following options are
Pay for 6 delegates (whether you have them or not) and we will
schedule the course as soon as possible.
If you have fewer delegates and cannot pay for 6, we can negotiate
a shortened course where some of the time will be spent in blended
learning - watching videos and doing tutorials and exercises with
some contact time with the trainer. We would want to discuss what
your core needs are so that we cover those aspects. You need to have
paid for 3 delegates at least.
For clients who want to enjoy the convenience of public transport,
consider the Gautrain.
Take the Gautrain to the Malboro station.
Purchace a R15 ticket for the Woodlands Office Park Shuttle Service.
The shuttle will come directly down Western Service road.
Ask to be dropped at the entrace to Western Woods Office Park.
For more information you can download
the official Gautrain brochure.
Bringing your own PC
It is very important that you have full administrator rights to your
computer so that any software needed for the course can be installed
Please ensure that you arrive at least 30min early on the first day
of training in order to get your PC setup correctly.
If this is not possible then it will be better to make use of our