Learning and Development at SMU

Manager Orientation

Workplace Diversity Issues for Managers

Attendance in this workshop will help a manager develop a deeper understanding about the ways managers can help prevent workplace discrimination and foster a more productive workplace for everyone.

Employers pay millions of dollars each year to employees who have been victims of discrimination – by supervisors and co-workers. Productivity decreases, workers quit… the best protection against discrimination, for employers and employees, is effective policies that prohibit it in the first place, as well as procedures that identify and correct it when it occurs.  Topics include:

  • The University's position against discrimination
  • How policies and procedures apply in simulated situations
  • Consequences for violations

A solid working knowledge of these policies and procedures will help promote a healthy workplace, free of discrimination, that will not subject the University and its managers to liability. In addition, you will learn how to provide effective defenses to meritless claims.

Date: April 28, 2014 

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: HR Training Room, Expressway Tower #208

Facilitated by:
Samantha Thomas, Executive Director for Access and Equity, and Executive Assistant to the President/Title IX Coordinator

Required Pre-Work for the Class:
Attendees must have completed the following two on-line tutorials before enrolling in this workshop.

Please allow 60-90 minutes for completion of each tutorial, although you may proceed through at your own pace. Choose the “supervisory” version of each tutorial when prompted. You should complete the short mastery test at the end of the tutorial.


Questions Email us at DevelopU@smu.edu

This is a required course in New Manager Orientation.   

Additional Information:

Not sure if you have completed the required tutorials?
Log in to Access.SMU>Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Summary. Once the report has generated, all workshops and tutorials completed, as well as those enrolled in, or cancelled out of, will be generated.