Introduction Days

for new employees

New employees have the unique opportunity to get to know the most important cornerstones of the work of SOS Children's Villages International and their employees in three days.

What can the participants expect?

After a historical search for clues and the examination of the mission and goals of the SOS Children's Villages work, a playful, varied approach to the manifold functions in the worldwide SOS Children's Villages network follows. For example, the following questions are covered: What does the job in an SOS Children's Village program look like? What is the life of children living in a SOS Children's Village program like? How does SOS Children's Villages respond to the needs of children who did not have a loving home? What does international cooperation look like? Who works together with whom, so that these answers become possible? Who actually runs SOS Children's Villages?

Relationships made during the introductory days can facilitate future collaboration. Once you know the face to a name, initiating contact is much easier. In addition, these days are designed to bring together people with the same concerns and exchange best practices, knowledge and experiences.


The Introduction Days take place up to three times a year.

Employees of SOS Children's Villages can find the exact dates on the Intranet (linked below).

Seminar location: Hermann Gmeiner Academy or virtual

The Introduction Days are jointly designed by employees of different teams. A colleague from international HR development, the contact person for the sponsoring associations of SOS Children's Villages and the adult education team of the Hermann Gmeiner Academy ensure an optimal process.

Information and registration

Find further informationen on the Intranet of SOS Children's Villages International (available for SOS Clients only):

SOS intranet


Please send your registration to