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
Samantha Thomas, Executive Director for Access and Equity, and Executive Assistant to the President/Title IX Coordinator
Required Pre-Work for the Class:
While we are rolling out the new training for harassment and discrimination training across campus, attendees in this course must have completed one of the following two options for on-line tutorials before enrolling in this workshop. We highly encourage managers who have not yet completed the new training "Supervisory Anti-Harassment" to complete this 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 DevelopU@smu.edu to request that you be enrolled. Provide your name, email, and SMU ID in the email.
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 if prompted.
This is a required course in New Manager Orientation.
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.