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Manager Orientation

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.

October 20, 2015 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
November 17, 2015  from 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Location: Expressway Tower, Treasurer's Office Conference Room Suite 1210

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 in this course must have completed "Supervisory Anti-Harassment" before attending this Manager Orientation workshop.  If you have not yet received an email with enrollment instructions (from the Law Room on behalf of SMU) please email us at to request that you be enrolled.  Provide your name, email, and SMU ID in the email.

Please allow 60-90 minutes for completion of the tutorial, although you may proceed through at your own pace. Choose the “supervisory” version of each tutorial if prompted.

Parking: Park in the All-University Parking (AUP) east of the building.

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