Loose Cannon or Linchpin? Onboarding for New Manager Success

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Session Description

Harvard Business Review reports that the average manager is in the position for 12 years before experiencing management training. At the same time, Gallup polls show that the number one reason employees leave a company is because of their manager. Considering these two facts, how much money could your company save simply by training your managers at the very beginning? This session will discuss how you can increase your company’s retention, engagement, and profit by delivering a dynamic onboarding experience for new managers.


Attendees will:

  • The four critical components to a successful onboarding program
  • The reasons managers fail
  • The four skills managers need to acquire to become great leaders


Jennifer Currence

Jennifer Currence is the CEO of WithIN Leadership in Tampa, Florida, where she delivers results through customized training and coaching programs for leaders and HR. She is the creator of the Leading for RealTM leadership development program and content creator for SHRM’s new People Manager Qualification (PMQ). Jennifer earned her MBA with an emphasis in management and holds a nationally accredited certification in coaching (ACC) and an international senior-level certifications in human resources (SHRM-SCP). She has been recognized as a Thought Leader by the International Society of Performance Improvement, a Subject Matter Expert by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and was named Tampa Bay’s HR Consultant of the Year for 2017. She has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources and training in organizations, and is a faculty member for SHRM as well as a professor at the University of Tampa’s award-winning Sykes school of business. Jennifer has been published in HR Magazine and featured in Fast Company magazine, USA Weekly, and HR.com. She is a professional member of SHRM, the National Speaker’s Association (NSA), the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and the author of three SHRM-published books on business behavioral competencies.