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First 90 Days Open Enrolment Course
A 2-Day Program Offered at the IMD Business School
With 2018 Intakes in March, June, September and November

By |August 16th, 2017|

The First 90 Days: Make your transition a success
Are you in transition—joining a new business in a leadership role or will do shortly? Or perhaps you are moving up internally. To secure your success, you need to get up to speed quickly and find ways to create positive momentum in your new role.

During this NEW highly interactive, 2-day learning journey offered by the IMD, you diagnose the situations you have inherited, define strategic direction, build your teams, create alliances, and secure early wins. And you establish a detailed action plan that shows you how to create successful momentum for your first 90 days.
Your learning journey consists of pre-program, program and post-program elements that you can arrange over 2-3 months. And you’ll spend only 2 days out of the office. Typical transition challenges include:

On boarding into a new organization or new unit
Promotion to a more senior level
Role of greater complexity
Geographic move
A combination of these

On registering, you gain immediate access to The First 90 Days resource portal and its e-learning launch resources. This includes introductory videos providing an outline of the journey ahead.

Two weeks before the program starts, an online launch with program director Michael Watkins gives you a more detailed overview of the program and The First 90 Days Transition Roadmap® framework. This will orient you, regarding your pre-program case studies and reading assignments.


Over the 2 days, you explore in depth The First 90 Days Transition Roadmap® framework and toolkit and apply it. By analyzing your transition challenges and defining your goals (for you, your teams and your organization), you design a plan for your next 90 days and identify ways to deliver results immediately. This learning journey is highly interactive, offering you case discussions, assessment exercises, and peer coaching.
For 3 months after the program, you can visit The First 90 Days resource portal to review its videos and articles, plus share questions and ideas with other program alumni. This means you reinforce the key concepts you’ve learned, assess your progress and can adjust your approach by attending a 60-minute reconnect session with the program director.
Is this program right for you?
You are a leader who has recently taken on a challenging new role or will shortly do so. For example, you may be joining a new company or business unit, or have been promoted to a more complex, senior role in your current company. If possible, you should take the program at the latest within four months of formally starting your new job.

Although this is a program for individual leaders taking new roles, and not for teams, however, it is ideal for leaders who are taking over new teams or who want to take their team in new directions. You should have a reasonably good understanding of the transition situation you are experiencing or will soon experience.
You and your class
You are a leader who has recently taken on a challenging new role or will shortly do so. For example, you may be joining a new company or business unit, or have been promoted to a more complex, senior role in your current company. If possible, you should take the program at the latest within four months of formally starting your new job.

Your class is individually put together through a selection process to ensure that you experience the most impactful learning with a truly diverse group of global peers. Your class will become a trusted resource, encourage your learning journey and surprise you in many unanticipated beneficial ways both during and beyond your classroom experience.
Admission process
Once you submit your application, it is forwarded to the program director who will evaluate it to ensure that the program corresponds to your objectives and profile. This can take approximately 1 week.

The Executive Development Services will notify you of the outcome of your application. If you are accepted, they will send your acceptance letter and invoice fee electronically. From this point, your enrollment will be considered firm by both you and IMD.

Up to six weeks before the program start date, a program coordinator will contact you with information on hotels and pre-program preparation. Please note that IMD reserves enough rooms for each participant on the program.

For details on how to enroll and the costs and logistics associated, please follow this link: https://www.imd.org/f90d/the-first-90-days-admission/



By |June 30th, 2017|

We are excited to share an interview with Emerson’s Corporate Director of Learning, Terrence Donahue and Michael Watkins, author of The First 90 Days and co-founder of Genesis Advisers, about Emerson’s Successful Leadership Transitions Workshop—a customized workshop based on The First 90 Days Transition Roadmap® framework. (This is not a verbatim transcript of the interview, […]


By |June 28th, 2017|

Michael Watkins gave a live presentation to ca. 56K viewers on Harvard Business Review’s Facebook Page on the 22nd of June 2017 as part of their Whiteboard Sessions Series.

The 40-minute session was entitled, “How to Get Up to Speed in Your New Leadership Role,” and focused on the following three key areas in the context of […]

Genesis Advisers Introduces Power Onboarding Webinars On Demand with Michael Watkins

By |May 24th, 2017|

In the first half of 2017, Genesis Advisers presented three Power Onboarding Webinars featuring co-founder and international best-selling author of The First 90 Days, Michael Watkins.

Watkins, who is also author of numerous Harvard Business Press business reference titles on the subjects of negotiation, leadership and organizational change, has dedicated his professional career to helping executives […]

Emerson Electric’s “Successful Leadership Transitions” Program Helps New Leaders Focus And Improve Productivity In Those First Crucial Days On The Job

By |May 24th, 2017|

Genesis Advisers would like to share a client success story with you, the details of which were published in the June 2017 issue of Chief Learning Officer. We are proud to have partnered with Terrence Donahue, Emerson Electric’s Corporate Director of Learning, in creating a customized “operating system” to support leaders in transition at Emerson Electric. […]

Two Global HR Solution Providers Unite to Deliver a Total Talent Management Solution

By |May 12th, 2017|

Genesis Advisers is proud to announce its partnership with The Talent Strategy Group. The partnership brings together two global HR solution providers, forming an end-to-end talent acquisition and management service portfolio based on their unique and complementary areas of expertise.

The combination of Genesis Advisers’ world-class transition acceleration solutions—based on The First 90 Days® Transition Roadmap© […]

How do Transition Advisors Accelerate Executive Onboarding and Integration?

By |May 12th, 2017|

On May 4th 2017, Genesis Advisers convened it’s third Power Onboarding Webinar this year with over 350 senior HR, Talent Acquisition and L&D professionals from a cross-section of industries registered! Led by Michael Watkins, co-founder of Genesis Advisers and Professor of Leadership and Organisational Change Management at the IMD Business School, the webinar […]

5 Things To Talk To Your Boss About Today

By |May 12th, 2017|

What are the 5 conversations you need to have with your boss?

Whether you’ve just been promoted or newly hired, it’s difficult to adjust and find clarity in new circumstances. Face the challenge and talk things out with your boss with these five conversations, guaranteed to bring you peace of mind and clear expectations.

Kevin Kruse – NY Times bestselling […]

New Research Underlines Importance of Integrating New Talent Originally Identified in The First 90 Days

By |April 19th, 2017|

“In our research and decades of experience working with executives, we have identified major tasks that leaders must undertake in their first few critical months. These are the areas in which they need the greatest integration support:

1) Diagnosing the business situation. Even with the best possible exchange of information during the recruiting process, any […]

How Effective is Your Company at Onboarding?

By |April 19th, 2017|

Supporting new-hire onboarding dramatically increases time-to-performance and reduces failure rates by up to 40%! Based on @MichaelDWatkins’ in-depth research into the vast array of HR Onboarding Programs offered by global organizations published in his article, “Onboarding Is Not Enough,” (Harvard Business Review May/June 2017), Genesis Advisers is launching a new Organizational Onboarding Effectiveness Assessment.

According to @MichaelDWatkins, […]