Hit the Ground Running: Establishing a Model Executive Onboarding Program

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
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This presentation paints a compelling picture of the importance of executive onboarding in an organization. Attendees will be introduced to OPM's government wide executive onboarding framework and the steps that are critical to developing and implementing a successful formal executive onboarding program from pre-boarding through the first year. OPM will also present a unique product to the Federal sector, the New Leaders Onboarding Assessment --- an assessment designed help government manager and executives more quickly assimilate into new organizations. The New Leaders Onboarding Assessment was developed and offered to agencies through OPM's Human Resources Solutions division.


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Matthew Sigafoose, is a Personnel Research Psychologist with the U.S. Office of Personnel's Management's (OPM) H.R. Solutions Division. As an employee of the Organizational Assessment Section, Mr. Sigafoose has spent the past seven years consulting for numerous federal agencies by utilizing a variety of standardized and customized human capital products and services, all of which are developed in-house. He specializes in Leadership 360 assessment and has managed some of the largest 360 administrations in the federal sector. Additionally, Mr. Sigafoose continues to consult with other agencies using multiple culture/climate, customer satisfaction, and entrance/exit surveys. He has also contributed and/or led efforts to develop the OPM Exit Survey and the New Leaders Onboarding Assessment. Mr. Sigafoose obtained a M.S. in Applied Psychology, with an emphasis on Industrial/Organizational Psychology, in 2003 from the University of Baltimore.

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Cheryl works at the Office of Personnel Management as a Human Resource Development (HRD) Specialist in Executive Resources and Employee Development. Her core duties involve writing and interpreting government-wide training and development regulations. She has authored and co-authored Government-wide policy and guidance related to leadership development programs, training, and enterprise-wide change initiatives like executive onboarding, mentoring, employee engagement and learning management systems. Cheryl also consults with agencies on their performance improvement initiatives like writing good performance results, aligning organizational performance with individual performance and using analytics to inform strategic agency decisions. Past performance improvement projects include work with the White House Communication Agency (WHCA), and the General Services Administration (GSA).

Cheryl holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the Catholic University of America, a Masters Degree in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School of Quality Systems Management and certificates in training evaluation, program evaluation, training transfer, and instructional design. Cheryl is a member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the American Management Association (AMA), and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). She is an Army Veteran and, in her spare time, volunteers as a grant reviewer for some Washington DC funding agencies. She lives with her family in Bowie, Maryland.

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