How to onboard new (international) staff members and keep them

Hosting Higher Education Institution:
Freie Universität Berlin
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Monday, 10 June, 2024 to Friday, 14 June, 2024
Registration fee:
0 €
Maximum number of participants:
Deadline for applying:
Wednesday, 7 February, 2024
Accommodation not provided
Contact person details:
In case of questions, remarks, or other issues, please do not hesitate to contact the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Team.

Ms. Stefanie Ritter and Ms. Jasmina Eminic
Academic Relations
Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18
14195 Berlin


Are you a professional working in Communication and Marketing, Innovation Offices, International Offices, University Libraries, Strategy and Leadership or Welcome Services for Staff?

We are happy to invite you to participate in Freie Universität Berlin’s 12th International Staff Training Week, which will take place for five full days from June 10 to June 14, 2024.

Five units of Freie Universität Berlin’s central university administration, the Office of Communication and Marketing, Profund Innovation, the University Library, the Welcome Service within FUB's Personnel Division as well as the Office of International Affairs have created a total of six interactive programs to engage with colleagues from all over the world during the five-day event. The programs will allow enough time for sharing expertise, developing competences and peer learning as well as for networking, strengthening partnerships and socially interacting with colleagues from all tracks.


How to onboard new (international) staff members and keep them

A well-designed onboarding process for new staff members not only allows an employer to make a good first impression, it is also crucial for ensuring a new hire’s engagement from day one as well as staff retention. The Welcome Service track of Freie Universität’s International Staff Training Week 2024 will take a closer look at the onboarding process and the factors that make it successful as well as at measures to combat a high staff turnover rate. In addition, ways of supporting new international staff members will be explored. The program will consist of a mix of inputs from FUB staff as well as participant presentations of best practice examples from their home institutions.



If you are interested in participating in one of the tracks, we invite you to fill in the online application form on our website. The deadline for applications is February 5, 2024. The selection will be made on the basis of the information provided in the application form and the results will be emailed to all applicants in early March 2024. Please do not make travel arrangements before your participation is confirmed.



The language of the Staff Training Week is English, so fluency in English (speaking, listening, reading, writing) is required.


Please have a look at the attached draft program and get in touch with us in case of questions. The draft programs will be updated after the selection phase ended to also include input and good practice from participants. 

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