Orientation Program for Employees New to Administrative and Supervisory Positions

Purpose

The purpose of the orientation program is to provide a comprehensive overview of central services and school-based administrative roles. The program focuses on critical information and support needed to complete responsibilities thoroughly and to perform duties effectively and efficiently.

Context

Orientation Program

Orientation program participants will receive a broad range of support through the Professional Growth System for A&S staff, which includes professional development opportunities; the professional development planning (PDP) process; the evaluation system designed for the role, which has clear standards for performance; and mentoring. The function of the orientation program is to provide two specific supports. There will be a series of modules that will orient the novice or new to a position A&S staff member to MCPS through an understanding of the strategic focus, organization, culture, stakeholder involvement process, and available support systems. The supervisor of each novice or new to a position A&S staff member will review the module content with the employee in order to select appropriate training that meets the employees individual needs. A supervisory review list will provide additional suggested topics that explain the processes, procedures, and culture of a specific office/school.

Content

There are four modules as part of the orientation program that can be provided in a variety of methodologies, including face-to-face meetings, on-line learning, videos, or in written form. There will be differentiated modules provided for those staff who are new to MCPS and current MCPS staff who move to new A&S positions.