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Manager Orientation

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Manager Orientation

Introduction to HR

Understanding the role of Human Resources (HR) and engaging in a partnership with the department early on in the new manager's career at SMU will support his/her assimilation and integration into the campus culture, as well as increase managerial effectiveness during the transition.

Attendance in this workshop will provide new managers with an understanding of the many services available to support them as they engage and manage not only themselves, but also their organization.

  • Learn the various functions of HR and how the HR mission supports employees as well as the University's customers
  • Understand when to access HR’s services and why timing can be a very important consideration
  • Review the value of building trust and providing clear expectations as you engage your organization
  • Learn about the Gallup organization's set of questions that drive employee engagement

Dates & Locations:

September 13, 2016 from 9:30am - 11:30am
HR Training Room, 208 Expressway Tower

November 2, 2016 from 8:30am - 10:30am
HR Training Room, 208 Expressway Tower

Facilitated by:
Rebecca Sampson, Senior HR Specialist, Employee Relations
Mary Stall, Senior HR Specialist,Organizational Effectiveness

Required Pre-Work for the Class:
There are no pre-requisites or pre-work assignments for this workshop.

Parking:  SMU Parking Permit?  The closure of the SMU Employee East Campus parking lot at Expressway Tower has resulted in limited SMU permit parking.  There is AUP parking at the CAPE building on SMU Blvd, in the new lot on Dyer and on the top level of the Everest College building located at 6080 N. Central Expressway which is just east of Expressway Tower.

No SMU parking sticker?  Email us for assistance.

 Email Us developu@smu.edufor assistance.