Leadership Integration Program

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“Avoid being the casualty of not fitting in and having to look for another job within the first 3-6 months of being hired”, Jonathan Pearson – CEO, BluZinc

A-Player Leadership Online Tools & Coaching Course to Successfully Integrate, Improve Long Term Outcomes and Provide Peace of Mind

Overview:

In just 1 hour per week, this self paced comprehensive online program helps you as a new hire to navigate your first 90 days with confidence and clarity. Through these modules packed with interactive content, personalised support, practical tools, video coaching, monthly live sessions and certification you will acclimatise to your new role, build strong relationships, and unlock your full potential.

You Will Gain:

  • Understand the organisational culture, values and norms that exist at your new company.
  • Integrate you seamlessly into the culture and build valuable connections and relationships with colleagues and customers.
  • Equip you with the skills and resources to hit the ground running and contribute meaningfully from day one.
  • Cultivate your personal leadership brand with a growth mindset and provide you with the tools and guidance to thrive in your new role and beyond.

“The Silent Threat: Why 70% of New Leaders Fail Within Their First 18 Months” – Jonathan Pearson – CEO, BluZinc

Course Benefits:

  • Stronger team connections: Build meaningful relationships with colleagues and feel part of the team from day one.
  • Reduced onboarding time: Get up to speed quickly and start making a positive impact sooner.
  • Enhanced confidence and performance: Gain the knowledge and skills needed to excel in your new role.
  • Clear career path: Understand your role within the company and gain valuable insights into future opportunities for growth.

“On average, it takes a minimum of six months to become fully productive in your new role.  Having the support of a specialised onboarding program is one of the most cost effective ways to ensure integration and early success in the first 90 days”, Stephanie Corking – Principal HR Consultant and Director of People & Culture, BluZinc

Module 1:  Culture

  • Welcome aboard! Getting to know your company, culture, and team.
  • What is organisational culture and why is it important? – 30 min lesson
  • Your relationship network  – connect and collaborate
  • The 7 onboarding landmines.
  • Securing Early Wins.
  • Set goals for the coming months.
  • What’s my strategic coaching questions for this month (deal maker questions)

Module 2: Leadership Personal Professional Branding

  • What is your leadership brand and why is this important?
  • Managing the imposter syndrome
  • Client/customer focus: Learn about key interactions and communication strategies.
  • How to show up in your first meeting – what to do and what to say to impress
  • Learning the lingo – exploring ‘the way we do things round here’
  • First month milestones and feedback

Module 3: Building Relationship – Upward, Sideways and Down

This can be hard as there are 3 different relationship pools to consider – new boss, new teammates (peers) new direct reports (your team)

  • Client/customer interaction: Role-playing and simulations to build confidence in client interactions
  • Building relationships: : Role-playing and simulations to build confidence in peer and team relationships
  • Influencing skills – how to get your message across to your relationship pools
  • Effective communication – using the transactional analysis model – we explore how to form relationships in an adult to adult way
  • Feedback and goal adjustment: Refine your initial goals based on learnings and progress.

Module 4:  Embracing the Team

  • Celebrating teamwork: Collaborative projects and team-building activities.
  • Internal networking: Connect with colleagues across departments and build cross-functional relationships.
  • Giving and receiving feedback: Learn to provide and receive constructive feedback effectively.
  • Peer recognition and appreciation: Cultivate a supportive and collaborative team environment.

Module 5: Managing Change

  • The emotional change curve – You are at the exploration / integration stage of the change curve now
  • Situational assessment (the 5 C’s)
  • How to ask for and receive feedback
  • What needs to change?
  • Risk assessment
  • Evaluate your progress and set goals for the coming months.

Module 6:  Setting Your Goals / Creating Your Strategic Plan

  • How to create your department / function strategic plan
  • How to present your strategic plan
  • Performance review and goal setting: Evaluate your progress and set ambitious goals for the coming months.
  • Celebration and reflection: Celebrate your achievements and reflect on your learnings from the first 90 days.

Additional Highlights:

  • Interactive learning: A mix of videos, quizzes, case studies, and group discussions keeps you engaged and helps retain information.
  • Personalised support: Dedicated mentors and a supportive community ensure you have someone to guide you every step of the way.
  • Flexibility and accessibility: Access modules and resources online at your own pace, making the program adaptable to busy schedules.
  • Coaching: opportunity to have additional one to one coaching with one of our qualified coaches , ask us about a tailored coaching programme.

By participating in this 90-Day Onboarding Success program, you’ll embark on a journey of accelerated learning, growth, and connection. Get ready to unlock your full potential and pave the way for a successful and fulfilling career!

Customer Feedback

“Stephanie has worked hard to understand the intricacies of our organisation; ensuring that the leadership behaviours measured in the competency frameworks are aligned with our company values and vision. We are hugely excited about this partnership as working with Stephanie will support our succession planning and execute our talent development strategy”

VP Human Resources, Commerce & Industry

“Stephanie’s expertise in leadership behaviours and business psychology has allowed us to unpack the root causes of some long-standing (and common) organisational challenges that businesses face. The rich insights and bespoke solutions are all results of the team’s commendable efforts in taking the time to thoroughly understand the culture of our business.

A personal thanks goes to Stephanie, for her exceptional expertise and agile way of working. We are thrilled to be continuing our partnership as we move into the next phase – delivering a bespoke 6-month Leadership Development Programme”

Group D&I Strategic Programmes, Digital Broadcast Media

“Leadership performance and engagement is a high priority for us, especially in these current times; where employees are working remotely, we have a responsibility to develop high-performing employees and stronger teams. We have partnered with Stephanie to contextualise a 360 feedback tool to deliver insightful and intuitive reports to help inform, engage and support our performance management systems and for us to make more data driven decisions as a function. Stephanie has worked hard to understand the intricacies of our organisation; ensuring that the leadership behaviours measured in the competency frameworks are aligned with our company values and vision. We are hugely excited about this partnership and looking forward to working with Stephanie to support our succession planning and execute our talent development strategy”

Global Head of Learning, Tier 1 BPO

FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this program for?

Anyone who is an Executive, Leader, VP or Senior Manager who has recently or is about to start a new role (both highly experienced executives through changing companies or internal promotion to support successful transitions). The BluZinc Leadership Integration Program has been designed to support freshly appointed executives find their footing and effectively integrate into their designated roles in the organisation. Given the substantial influence that executives hold over an organisation’s strategy, culture, and overall trajectory, the depth of a leader’s onboarding process goes far beyond the administrative aspects often associated with standard employee onboarding.

That’s why we created this programme, to help newly appointed execs, or those who have been recently internally promoted to a leadership role, get through the early challenges, ensuring they find their balance, adapt, and lead with conviction.

Why do this onboarding programme with BluZinc, my new company already has one in place.

In our experience, leaders wear multiple hats and the responsibility of onboarding new employees falls between HR and line managers, but quite often it falls down the cracks. Balancing onboarding with regular duties can be challenging, leading to inconsistent experiences.

There could also be a lack of expertise. Internal teams may not have the depth of experience in developing engaging, impactful programs, particularly for senior leaders that join.

There is often a standardised approach. One-size-fits-all programs may not cater to individual needs and learning styles, and often not for a leadership level.

That’s where our external, leader-focused onboarding program comes in.

What makes the BluZinc Executive Onboarding Programme different?

Firstly, it’s designed by HR experts who have over 20 years of experience working with senior leaders and board members. As qualified coaches, we have hand-held and supported over 50 leaders through their first 90 days (and beyond!).

The main differentiator is that we put workplace culture and relationships at the core of everything we do. This isn’t a 100 day checklist, or 90 day action plan. The BluZinc Onboarding Programme is designed to help leaders navigate the organisational culture, to help them understand what the role of the leader is in their new company, to ensure they have a defined their leadership brand and to help them form  relationships with their team and peers to build trust. Of course there are a few ‘housekeeping onboarding basics’ – but essentially this is about you and the impact you want to have as a leader.

On top of that you also get:

  • Engaging content: from interactive modules to team-building activities, we keep you motivated and invested. There are tailored modules for your job role (Marketing, Finance, Operations, Technology, Retail etc)
  • Data-driven insights: we can rack progress and measure the impact of the program with our comprehensive reporting tools
  • Community: you get to meet other leaders who are on a similar journey who you can connect and network with. We also run a mentor introduction service so you can connect with other leaders who may have been through the onboarding process, so they can share their wisdom and also what to avoid!

Is the programme personalised to me?

Essentially, no. This is our tried and tested onboarding training and development content that we know is proven to equip you with the skills and resources to hit the ground running and contribute meaningfully from day one.

The modules are designed to be self taught, at your own pace, so that you can choose the ones most relevant to you at the time. There are ‘on the job’ exercises that will help you embed the learning, as part of your onboarding journey.

However, there is an option to purchase one to one coaching from one of our team of expert coaches, that can support you through the first 3, 6 or 12 months.

How does it work?

There are 6 modules in the programme, each covering a different aspect in your onboarding journey.

Within each module there are 10 minute lessons that you can read, listen to and watch. At the end of each lesson, there is time to reflect, so you can write down your actions and what you’re going to do.

At the end of each module, there are tasks and action points for you to complete, before you move onto the next module.

We recommend that you take a module a month in your first 6 months, but its up to you how you move through the modules. You may also find that you want to cover module 5 before module 2, and that’s fine! The modules are designed as stand alone modules so you can tailor to your specific needs.

How much does it cost?

Several of our clients fund this course so please let us know if you haven’t received the complimentary fee access code.

Our 90 day Program is priced with a one off payment, spread payment or a monthly subscription option.  The pricing is different for:

  • Tools self service access with lessons, videos, templates
  • 1-2-1 coach (virtual remote or in person locally) + above Tools self service
  • Full program (includes all the above) if your employer doesn’t have one or the BluZinc program looks better value – funded by yourself or your employer

Contact us for more information, view all our training courses, or view and sign up to this course now.

We aim to provide as many individuals as possible with the often neglected yet essential knowle3dge to to grow and thrive as a manger so if the pricing is prohibitive please let us know your feedback and suggestions.

The 90 day programme is designed to be flexible and accessible. You can access modules and resources online at your own pace, making the program adaptable to busy schedules. Each module is  10-20 minutes long,, with a further reading library for those who want to go a little deeper. The blend of topics in the online workshops means you can structure the onboarding programme to meet your own needs, or follow our tried and tested schedule – it’s up to you. A mix of videos, quizzes, case studies, and group discussions keeps you engaged and helps retain information.

Once a month we run a 30 min online live and interactive learning sessions: The topics change each month and it’s a great opportunity to meet other leaders who are on the same journey.

We also offer personalised support, dedicated mentors and a supportive community ensure you have someone to guide you every step of the way.

An additional service is that we offer tailored coaching, an opportunity to have additional one to one coaching with one of our qualified coaches.

How do I access the onboarding programme?

Contact us for more information and enrol in our training academy to receive an email when this course and classes are ready for you to then pre-view the introductory video from Stephanie Corking with payment options.

I loved the BluZinc Executive Onboarding Program, can we roll out a version for managers and employees to the whole business?

Yes, we offer a white label service where we can tailor the content to your organisation, incorporating your branding, company culture, values and USP’s.

With this service, we also help you with your ‘shop window’ aka your online presence, as we know that the onboarding experience actually starts with the recruitment process.

We know that by investing in a tailored onboarding programme your organisation will have:

  • Higher engagement and morale: New hires feel welcomed, valued, and prepared to contribute.
  • Faster ramp-up time: Productivity accelerates, leading to quicker ROI.
  • Reduced turnover: You retain top talent, saving on recruitment and training costs.

Remember, onboarding is not just about filling a seat; it’s about integrating to the culture and building a foundation for profitable, sustainable success!

“The Sink or Swim Syndrome: Why Most New Leaders are Left to Drown” – Jonathan Pearson – CEO, BluZinc

Leadership Integration Program

Access the first 3 lessons free!