First Month

The first month can pass quickly. Invest the time and meet with the new employee to listen to their feedback, reinforce learnings and encourage them to make the most of their employment by exploring everything the U of A offers.

Continue to meet regularly as their leader

  • Debrief training, meetings and events.
  • Discuss competencies and identify new and emerging needs.
  • Continue providing regular feedback.

Continue peer coach check-ins

Onboard new employee to team processes, norms, and expectations

  • Share high performing team models (e.g. Beckhard Burke Team Effectiveness Model Overview)
  • Discuss positive experiences of high performing teams 
  • Explore tools and techniques to build team effectiveness through trust, emotional intelligence, and adaptive leadership

The onboarding resources are currently being reviewed to increase effectiveness and enhance user experience. Stay tuned for updates on the revised resources! If you have any feedback in using these resources, please reach out to us at