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Manager Orientation

Learning and Development at SMU

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:

January 21, 2016 from 10:00am - 12:00pm - CANCELLED
Palmer Conference Center, Caruth Building, Room 406

March 2, 2016 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Huit-Zollar Pavillion, Embrey Engineering Building, Room 115

Facilitated by:
Mary Stall, Senior HR Specialist, Human Resources
Rebecca SampsonSenior Employee Relations Specialist, Human Resources

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

Parking: To better serve you, we have moved several professional development and manager orientation classes to main campus. The closure of the SMU Employee East Campus parking lot at Expressway Tower has resulted in limited SMU permit parking. 

No SMU parking sticker? Email us for assistance.

 Email Us developu@smu.edu for assistance.