Presentation on theme: "SENIOR EXECUTIVE ONBOARDING BRIEFING"— Presentation transcript:
1 SENIOR EXECUTIVE ONBOARDING BRIEFING WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSCorporate Senior Executive Management Office (CSEMO)“Managing the Executive Life-Cycle for VA”September 9, 2014
2 Senior Executive Onboarding Background Senior Executive Onboarding is the way the Department acquires, receives and welcomes, and acclimates new leaders into the VA organizational culture and business.The purpose behind onboarding is to:Make new senior executives feel welcome and comfortable in their new surroundings.Aid in their transition into role as strategic leaders for the Department.Provide a fast track to meaningful, productive work and strong employee relationships.
3 The Need for Senior Executive Onboarding The first 100 days are critical to setting the tone:“It is surprising how quickly you need to make decisions that are going to stickand once you have made the decision, you are locked. It has to be really goodthe first time.”Five common derailers* for new senior executives:Failure to establish partnerships and key connections.Lack political savvy to effectively navigate the organization.Failure to establish a culture fit.Unclear about role expectations.Ineffective people management/team building skills.* Based on survey conducted by Corporate Leadership Council.Coaching & Feedback
4 Senior Executive Onboarding Program Goals For newly placed senior executives, the Onboarding Program will:Provide insights regarding the VA’s structure and culture.Inform on VA Core Values (ICARE), standards, and expectations.Facilitate a smooth transition into a new leadership position.Build critical thinking and strategic decision-making capabilities.Foster the establishment of networks and relationships.Chart a course to achieve executive success.The Secretary charted a deliberate course, requiring the corporate management of VA senior executives and he continuously emphasizes the importance of professional training and development for VA leaders.
5 VA Senior Executive Development Strategy (by timeline & level) Before 1st day1st 90 days4-6 months6-12 months12-18 monthsRecruiting &HiringInprocessingSLC II – BasicSLC III – Advanced(future)VA Sponsored OpportunitiesSLC I –Core TrainingVACorporate- CSEMOOrientationLeaderAssessmentExecutive Leadership Coaching (CSEMO & VHA)Inter-AgencyOpportunitiesOPM SES BriefingOPM SeminarAdministration- Functional- VHA, VBA,- NCA- VA StaffAdministration Specific Onboarding Prepare Executive Transition PlanBe a Mentor and Transition SponsorSite/Office VisitsShadowing Compliance TrainingTransition SponsorCoaching & Career MentoringPrepare ExecutiveDevelopment PlanIndividualPerformance ManagementSupervisory & technicalMaintain Prof. CertificationsMid-point AssessmentAnnual Assessment(September)Prepare Performance Management PlanCustomized Learning opportunitiesdetermined byAssessments & EDPCustomized Learning opportunitiesdetermined byAssessments & EDPCustomized Learning opportunitiesdetermined byAssessments & EDPExecute Executive Transition PlanAssessment
6 Onboarding – the Way Ahead Throughout all phases, CSEMO remains in close contact with new senior executive and his/her supervisor.Begins with in-person or virtual orientation briefing.Monitor progress through the Executive Onboarding Checklist.Conduct required probationary checks (for SES members).Coordinate training and senior executive leader development opportunities.Seek feedback on the onboarding experience.Post-Onboarding - out to 18 months.Monitor and complete probationary status at end of one year.CSEMO will monitor and is ready to assist new VA senior executive with additional resources and support.
7 Point of Contact Ruth Hicks-Oglesby For more information on CSEMO’s Senior Executive Onboarding Program, contact:Ruth Hicks-OglesbyExecutive Training & Development SpecialistPatrick M. GawkinsCSEMO, Program Management Director(202)