New Onboarding Program Update — Supervisor Training Coming in January

A Message from Deanne Abrams, Director, Employee Development

We are excited to announce updates and face-to-face training sessions for supervisors on our new employee onboarding program. As we understand the importance of creating the conditions for students to “Start Right” at Valencia — making sure that their very first experiences are filled with the right structure and conditions to help them succeed — we also aim to offer a program that will do the same for all new employees.

Onboarding, a term used to describe the process of integrating a new employee into an organization, has been proven, when implemented effectively, to impact key organizational outcomes and positively influence organizational culture. According to SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management), 69 percent of employees are more likely to stay with a company for three years or more if they experienced great onboarding.

Included below is a summary of the updates to our new employee onboarding program for both full-time and part-time employees:

  • The new onboarding program will include orientation for employees with their supervisor: Organizational Development and Human Resources (ODHR) will provide supervisors with checklists and templates to assist the supervisor in completing these expectations.
  • A series of initial online offerings will be available: An initial set of courses offered through Canvas (via the Valencia EDGE) to be completed during the employee’s first week of work. Courses will be specific to timely needs.
  • ODHR in-person sessions: Each month, ODHR will host one in-person orientation session per region — East region (East and Winter Park Campuses and School of Public Safety), West region (West and Downtown Campuses and District Office), and Osceola region (Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses, and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center).
  • Continued online offerings: These online courses will be available through Canvas (via the Valencia EDGE) for employees to complete within the first month of employment. Content will include topics such as Valencia’s Big Ideasemployee competencies, FERPA and Sunshine laws.

Your Role in Employee Onboarding
In your supervisory role, you play a pivotal part in the success of this employee onboarding program. As such, our new onboarding program will include a significant share of supervisor-employee interaction that is essential to your fourth Supervisory Competency: Creating a culture for employee success.

To prepare you for your role in the onboarding process, we are offering in-person supervisor training beginning January 2019 that will provide you with an overview of the new employee onboarding program, articulate your role in the process, and provide you with checklists and templates to use in the effective onboarding of your new employees.

Please click below to view the dates, times and locations for the Supervisor Onboarding Training.Registration for Supervisor Onboarding training sessions will be live in the Valencia EDGE in January. You will receive an email invitation when session registration becomes available. If you have questions regarding about the training or related to the new onboarding program, contact me at or call the HR4U helpline at 407-299-5000, extension HR4U (4748).

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