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Power Onboarding


School: Northwestern University

Platform: Coursera

Registration Link: Power Onboarding

Start Date: October 12, 2014 (6 Weeks)

Workload: 3-4 Hours Per Week

Instructor: William J. White

Credentials: Mr. White is a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University, where his interests include behavioral-based leadership, industrial psychology, organizational behavior, and engineering entrepreneurship. A former governor for the Chicago Stock Exchange, White was the CEO of Bell & Howell Company and Chairman of Whitestar Graphics before joining the Northwestern faculty in 1998. He has served as a board member for companies ranging from The Reader’s Digest to USG. White also authored From Day One, a career guide for new graduates. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Graded: Students will receive a signed Certificate of Accomplishment for completing this course.

Description: How do you prepare for a new job or transition to a promotion? In this course, you’ll author an onboarding plan, to prepare you to start fast and contribute immediately. In addition, you’ll cover topics like notching early wins; developing a relationship with your manager; managing your image; and identifying your weaknesses and potential blind spots. The course consists of videos, readings, and quizzes. During the program, peers will also provide feedback on your onboarding plan.

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