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Learning and Development at SMU

Manager Lunch and Learn Series

Join your peers in these brief and informal sessions designed to provide managers and senior leaders with insightful bites of information to leverage your strengths as you lead others.  Learn about the change process, creative ways to manage through change to get the outcomes you desire, and ways to be resilient and care for self and others.

Feel free to lunch while you learn - HR will provide the drinks!  RSVP via my.SMU>Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment for these sessions. 

Questions or want to learn more about bringing these sessions to your team as a custom consultation?  Email us at

 Performance Management - Goal Setting

 Are you hosting impactful meetings with your direct reports to create development goals that will take your team to the next level?  
Are you supporting their development with meaningful feedback that either encourages or course corrects required core competencies?  
Join us for a review of goal-setting best practices and ways to share meaningful feedback that guides your employees in the direction you 
need them to go to ensure everyone is on the path to meaningful performance review sessions.

August 18, 2017  
HR Training Room, #208 Exp. Towers
1:00 - 2:30 PM 
Mary Stall 
August 23, 2017
HR Training Room, #208 Exp. Towers 3:00 - 4:30 PM  Mary Stall
August 29, 2017   HTSC - Forum 
9:00 - 10:30 AM Mary Stall
September 14, 2017    HR Training Room, #208 Exp. Towers
8:30 - 10:00 AM  Mary Stall

Delegating Effectively

The ability to delegate work among those you supervise is an essential leadership skill leading to more productive and engaged team
members as well as effectively and efficiently managing the work required of the team.  Learn what delegation is and gain insights into
your delegation style.

October 6, 2017 Expressway Tower, HR Training Room #208 11:30 - 1:00 PM


Your position as a leader isn’t enough to motivate others to do what you ask.  Increasing your ability to influence can help you achieve
the results you want and need.
November 11, 2017
Expressway Tower, HR Training Room #208 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Building Resiliency

People naturally resist change especially when the perceived impact is not positive.  Developing resiliency skills will support you as you
lead others through change and help you as a leader learn, grow and survive change as it occurs.

November 28, 2017 Expressway Tower, HR Training Room #208 11:30 - 1:00 PM

Managing Leadership Stress

 The consequence of not managing stress well takes a toll on leaders and those around them.  Understand the nature of stress and 
learn ways to manage yourself first and then those around you to ensure organizational success.
September 26, 2017 Expressway Tower, HR Training Room #208 12:00 - 1:30 PM


Adaptability as a skillset is necessary in order to be effective in a complex and changing work environment; both as a leader and for those
on your team.  Understand the elements of adaptability and learn strategies you can being to practice immediately to stretch yourself and
those you lead.

November 3, 2017 Expressway Tower, HR Training Room #208 11:30 - 1:00 PM