A well designed and delivered induction programme ensures that new directors are in a position to maximise their contribution to the leadership of the organisation from the earliest possible date.
The chairman is responsible for ensuring that directors receive a full, formal and tailored induction on joining the board. However, the company secretary, under the direction of the chairman, is responsible for facilitating the induction programme.
Use this FREE checklist to design a structured induction programme to include a mix of visits, meetings, written material and training sessions.
Induction should include:
Building an understanding of the nature of the company, its business and the markets in which it operates
Building a link with the company’s people
Building an understanding of the company’s main relationships
New directors can easily be overwhelmed if required to take on too much too quickly. Induction need not need to be done all at once; it can be can be planned over an extended period to suit the general availability and particular learning style of the individual director.
Meeting with the chairman
Meeting with the company secretary
Meetings and visits
General matters to be covered over time
Continuing professional development