On-boarding tools for New United Way Executives
UWRA collaborated with United Way Worldwide Talent Management and the Council of States to develop a more comprehensive Onboarding plan for new United Way Executives including an updated Quickstart Guide, Mentoring Resources, Webinars, and a New Presidents listserv. These resources complement attendance at the New Presidents’ Forum and provide access to critical information for those not able to take advantage of the Forum opportunity.
Quickstart Guide for new United Way Executives – UWRA engaged in this combined effort to produce an updated guide that was rolled out at the 2011 New Presidents Forum in a presentation by United Way Worldwide Talent Management and Patricia Smith (UWRA Executive Director). Click here for the updated Quickstart Guide which includes a new section/checklist created by UWRA presenting some ideas from experienced executives on how to manage the first few months on the job.
Mentoring/Coaching: Below are a few of the comments received from participants of mentor/coaching services:
The program provides an opportunity for shared growth and development of the mentee and mentor. I value my participation in the program. It has been a gift. Thank you!
I am 6months into my current position and find that reaching out to those experienced or retired from United Way extremely helpful. It's a great opportunity to ask questions without fear and ask for advice from someone who’s already walked in your shoes.
I have really enjoyed learning from my mentor, and having a person who can provide an unbiased opinion in regards to my work situation. She has opened my eyes to a network of people and resources in the UWW system.