May 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Welcoming a new C-suite executive into your organization can be both an exciting and daunting task. Set your new executive up for success by preparing strategies at every stage of the pre-boarding and onboarding process to ensure successful integration and a positive early experience. A recent global study found that when grading onboarding experiences on a scale of 1 to 100, executives in the U.S. rate their experience as mediocre, with an average score of 59. While many organizations are working to improve the onboarding experience, the survey findings point to a gap in new executives’ expectations and subsequent experiences. Fostering trust among leaders, staff and board members through work-culture acclimatization, reiterating priorities early on and adapting to new virtual considerations will be key in helping the executive start off on the right foot. This discussion will highlight the essential considerations before day one, in the first 30 days, throughout the leader’s first quarter and beyond.

Join this conversation and hear specific insights from our Impact Search Advisors on:

  • Connecting the dots between the search experience, the onboarding experience and retention​​​​​​​​​
  • Collaborating with your recruiting team (whether internal or external) to ensure a smooth transition ​​​​
  • The importance of a clear strategy for internal and external communications  ​​​​​​
  • Best practices to ensure a high-touch approach during the orientation stage


Danisha Martin, MBA

Danisha Martin

Consultant, Search
Nonprofit HR

Jami Armstrong 

Consultant, Search
Nonprofit HR