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Insights: Onboard Intentionally

This is a compilation of resources which guide executive boards and new board members to ensure onboarding is effective and thoughtful.

New Director Onboarding: A Roadmap for Boards
Woodruff Sawyer suggests ten different ways to set your new Board Director up for success.This article also provides additional resources for individuals considering joining a board as well as other articles that provide data around board diversity and the changing landscape of executive board demographics and shareholder expectations.

Refining the Roadmap: A Guide to Onboarding the Next Generation of Board Talent
SpencerStuart provides a holistic guide to onboarding your new board members. This ranges from the nuances of onboarding to who specifically carries out what task throughout the onboarding process and how to encourage success throughout a member’s tenure.

New Director Onboarding Guide
[free PDF download]
KPMG’s Board Leadership Center has created a resource for any new director and their introduction to an executive board. This includes suggested reading, orientation tips, and how to implement regular meetings with key stakeholders.

Advice to New Board Members
[free executive summary, full report available for purchase]
The Better Boards Initiative has given the newest member of any board a how-to-succeed guide in their Advice to New Board Members. By interviewing 103 directors currently serving on diverse boards, they gathered the candid answer to what they wished they had known whilst first joining the board, and their advice for new directors (now that they know what they know). This executive summary gives you a sneak peek into their clear and relevant data for the new board member.