About this Course
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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!...
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Approx. 11 hours to complete

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English

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100% online courses

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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
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English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Clock
2 hours to complete

Week 1 - Get Ready

Welcome to Power Onboarding! This week, we’ll review the overall structure for this course and explore how a personal onboarding plan can help you start your career in an extraordinary way. No matter how much time you have, following this planning process will pay major dividends....
Reading
5 videos (Total 34 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
1.1 When a New Manager Takes Charge3m
1.2 Taking Charge6m
2.0 Get Ready: Who You Are11m
2.1 Get Ready: What You Know8m
Reading9 readings
Syllabus2m
Grading and Logistics2m
Peer Feedback2m
Course Reading2m
Meet Your Instructors1m
Class Prep10m
Download the Blank Personal Onboarding Plan Matrix8m
Class Prep10m
Download the Personal Onboarding Plan Matrix for Week 1 - Part 28m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Week 1 - Part 1 Quiz3m
Week 1 - Part 2 Quiz4m
Week
2
Clock
3 hours to complete

Session 2 - Get Set

This week, you will be challenged to identify your extensive group of advisers and learn how to make a superb first impression. Plus, you will examine the life cycle of an organization to better understand where you can be the most effective contributor. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 28 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
3.1 Get Set: Who You Are7m
4.0 Get Set: What You Know5m
4.1 Get Set: How do You Work With Others6m
Reading6 readings
Class Prep10m
Download the Personal Onboarding Plan Matrix for Week 2 - Part 18m
Download Tips & Takeaways for the Get Ready Phase8m
Class Prep10m
Download the Personal Onboarding Plan Matrix for Week 2 - Part 28m
Download Tips & Takeaways for the Get Set Phase8m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Week 2 - Part 1 Quiz5m
Week 2 - Part 2 Quiz4m
Week
3
Clock
2 hours to complete

Session 3 - Go!

This week, you are refining your earlier plans and anticipating your first day on the job.You will learn about specific behaviors that will create a positive perception and asked to review your philosophy and how you will build your new network. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 29 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
5.1 Go: What You Know8m
6.0 Go: How do You Work With Others8m
Reading6 readings
Class Prep10m
Download the Personal Onboarding Plan Matrix for Week 3 - Part 18m
Download this summary of Right From The Start: Taking Charge In A New Leadership Role10m
Class Prep10m
Download the Personal Onboarding Plan Matrix for Week 3 - Part 210m
Download Tips & Takeaways for the Go! stage8m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Week 3 - Part 1 Quiz5m
Week 3 - Part 2 Quiz4m
Week
4
Clock
1 hour to complete

Week 4 – Peer Review

This week you will perform the two peer reviews necessary to pass the course. ...
Reading
1 reading
Reading1 reading
Don't Forget to Do Your Peer Reviews!30m

Instructor

William J. White

Professor
Industrial Engineering & Management Science

About Northwestern University

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. ...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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