Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education

New Hire Programs

New Hires

A new job is a blank canvas for new employees. It’s a journey of self-discovery; navigating how and where to fit in. It’s a training ground for developing key skills needed to make new hires highly productive contributors, with an eye towards their next level of growth and achievement.

Some of the highlights of a tailored Kaplan Leadership & Professional Development Program that will ensure your new hires get started on the right foot include:

Onboarding Support
Acquire an overview of company expectations, culture, values, and skills to become effective and immediate contributors to productivity.

Behavioral Diagnostics
Engage in activities and programs that reveal personal identities and behaviors that are encouraged in business.

Assessment of Professional Capabilities
Access knowledgeable Kaplan consultants who provide support, insight, and direction.

Commercial Skills
Master the basic core skills, such as product marketing, competitive landscape, and other fundamentals.

Behavioral and Technical Development
Expand behavioral and technical development through the “double-helix” approach of integrating the two to gain a wider business understanding.

Task Challenges
Participate in new tasks set in alternative environments that stimulate and trigger developmental changes.

Scenario Simulation
Benefit from decision-making simulations of realistic workplace scenarios.

Coaching and Mentoring
Gain invaluable insight from professional coaches, role models, and mentors whenever needed.


Key Program Outcomes

  • Enhanced competence and confidence as an individual contributor
  • Exploration and enrichment of professional identity and behaviors encouraged and rewarded in the business
  • Effective decision-making skills that broaden and deepen professional judgment
  • Better understanding of the organizational context and financial literacy required to operate in a business environment