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Onboarding Series
First-year or newly hired educators

 

Provides new staff with the support and connection needed during the first 90 days of school or throughout the year.
Make your educators feel valued and excited
about their careers and their place in your school/district.
Series Components

WELCOME MATERIALS

Upon hire, staff will receive weekly communication to build excitement and reduce anxiety during their class preparations. Welcome materials include giftcards, links to videos, etc. We’ll help make your teachers feel great about their job even before school starts.

ONBOARDING RETREAT

Welcome new educators to the best school/district in the state (yours!) and to the greatest profession in the world: education. This retreat includes music, mixers, small-group sharing, words of encouragement and Youth Frontiers’ signature blend of humor and heart.

IMPROV WORKSHOP

The ultimate goal of improvisation is freedom — freedom to make mistakes, to play, to trust your gut. Teachers will leave this interactive workshop more connected to their spontaneous selves and primed for the creative endeavors they will face in the classroom and in life.

SMALL-GROUP MEETINGS

Educators will come together for a series of three small-group meetings where they can connect on a personal level and discuss questions like: What led you to education? What values and strengths do you bring to your profession? How can you support each other?

FINAL CELEBRATION

Conclude your onboarding in “The Honor Room.” This experience includes fabulous food, words of inspiration and some of the best musical talent in the Twin Cities. Make your educators feel valued and excited for their careers and their place in your school/district.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

The Details

LENGTH OF RETREAT

Onboarding Retreat — three hours

Adaptability Workshop — two hours

Small-Group Meetings — one hour each

Final Celebration — two hours

COST TO SCHOOLS

$1,125 per person.

Please note that states outside of Minnesota will incur travel costs.

WAYS TO FUND IT

Learn about grants and fundraising ideas to help you pay for a retreat.

LEARN MORE
We would love to talk to you about how the Onboarding Series
can help build community in your school.