Learning objectives for participants include:
- Understand how important an orientation program is to an organization.
- Identify the role of the human resource department in the orientation program.
- Recognize how the commitment curve affects both new employees and their managers.
- Know what companies can do to deliver their promise to new employees.
- Determine the critical elements of effective employee training.
- Establish the importance of having an employee handbook for new and long-term employees.
Finding, Hiring, and Keeping Good People
To begin, participants will discuss the organizational activities required to find, hire, and keep good people, and how those activities tie into an orientation process.
Building Employee Commitment
Next, participants will learn about the four pillars of commitment: clarity, competence, influence, and appreciation.
During this session, participants will explore how perceptions and appearances can affect orientation.
This session will discuss what kind of orientation is best for short term employees.
Designing a Successful Orientation Program
Next, participants will think about their own experiences with orientation. They will combine this with a list of common orientation mistakes to develop a framework for designing a successful program.
Characteristics of a Successful Orientation Process
During this session, participants will discuss the top ten characteristics of a successful orientation process and how they can incorporate those items into their organization.
The Commitment Curve
Next, participants will learn about the employer/employee commitment curve, and how to make the orientation process work with it.
The Nine Orientation Habits of World-Class Employers
During this session, participants will learn what world-class employers do to make their orientation program a success.
This session will give participants some ways to get buy-in from supervisors for the orientation program.
Participants will spend this session learning how Kolb’s learning styles apply to employee orientation and training.
This session will introduce participants to the principles of adult learning. Participants will also discuss how to incorporate these principles into orientation and training.
Working with External Providers
Next, participants will discuss what to consider when working with external providers during orientation.
Helping People Make Connections
In this session, participants will learn how to help people establish good relationships. They will also consider the value of a workplace buddy.
Creating Employee Manuals
During this session, participants will discuss what should be included in employee handbooks.
A Bridge to Onboarding
To wrap up the day, participants will create a checklist of necessary items for their orientation. Then, they will work with a partner to brainstorm ways to improve their current orientation process.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.