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How Hewlett-Packard Welcomes New Managers


Tue Jul 26 2016

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Hewlett-Packard, based in Palo Alto, California, received a 2015 ATD Excellence in Practice Award at ATD 2016 International Conference & EXPO for its Welcome to Management (W2M) program.  

W2M at is a practice designed for managers new to the people management role. The program focuses on the foundational leadership and management skills required to achieve success as a manager at the organization by raising awareness of the challenges and success factors to make the transition from individual contributor to manager. The practice introduces new managers to the role and highlights what is expected of them as managers in this hardware, software, and IT organization. 


The goal is to shorten time to productivity, increase managerial effectiveness, and help new leaders build relationships both within the teams they manage and across functional groups. Course participants build a strong network of colleagues from different locations, business units, and functions.  

W2M is available in a two-day, face-to-face format and in a four-session virtual format of four hours each. Managers leave sessions armed with practical tips and an action plan for putting what they learned into practice. Post-session learning application is reinforced through experiential and relationship-based activities that expand on program concepts.  

Since its implementation in 2013, W2M has reached more than 1,200 participants, with 90 percent or above scores on Level 1 evaluations (quality, job relevance, and overall satisfaction) and with positive scores on Level 3 evaluation (100 percent perceived value, 100 percent learning transfer, and 86 percent business impact). 

Hewlett-Packard is a member of the ATD Forum. For more information about the ATD Forum, visit www.td.org/forum__.

Applications for the 2016 Excellence in Practice Awards is open. Submissions are due September 23, 2016.


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