Learning and Development at SMU

Manager Orientation

Introduction to Human Resources

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

January 30, 2014 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


April 15, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: HR Training Room, Expressway Tower #208

Facilitated by:
Jeff Strese: Executive Director of Human Resources
Lorea Belle Seidel: Associate Director of Human Resources

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

This course is required for New Manager Orientation.

Additional Information:

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