For any new director, a learning curve comes with the territory. Just how steep that learning curve is, however—and how quickly a new director is able to contribute meaningfully to the work of the board and its committees—can hinge directly on the quality of the induction process.

This brief guide from KPMG discusses a number of things for new directors to consider as part of an overall onboarding framework, including: suggested reading; an initial orientation session; and follow-up one-on-one meetings with key people in the organisation.