The onboarding process is a critical step in ensuring that new faculty and staff members feel welcomed and included within the school community.
It sets the tone for new personnel and plays a critical role in shaping their initial experiences within the school community. When done well, onboarding can create a sense of belonging and establish a foundation for long-term success and retention. Conversely, when done poorly, onboarding can leave new hires feeling isolated, undervalued, and disconnected from the community they are meant to serve. Without an inclusive and equitable onboarding process, new hires from underrepresented groups may feel like outsiders and struggle to find their place within the school community.
In this webinar series, members of CS&A's DEIB Consulting Practice discussed strategies for creating an onboarding experience that is inclusive, equitable, and reflective of the school's DEIB values. Through engaging discussions and practical examples, we explored ways to create a welcoming environment for all new members of the school community.
The recording and slide decks from this series will be available through June 14.
Wednesday, May 24
Part 1 focused on the importance of incorporating DEIB practices into the onboarding process, including the use of inclusive language, identifying and addressing biases, and creating a sense of belonging.
The recording and slide deck from Part 1 were sent to all registrants via email. If you did not receive the email, please contact us.
Wednesday, May 31
Part 2 dove into the practical steps and best practices for implementing an inclusive and equitable onboarding process, including training for onboarding leaders and utilizing technology to support the process.
The recording and slide deck from Part 2 were sent to all registrants via email. If you did not receive the email, please contact us.