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Manager Orientation

Learning and Development at SMU

Manager Orientation

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.

Dates: 
September 26, 2018; 2:00-4:00 PM
November 7, 2018; 9:00-11:00 AM

Location: Expressway Tower, HR Training Room 208

Facilitated by:
Samantha Thomas, Executive Director for Access and Equity, and Executive Assistant to the President/Title IX Coordinator

Required Pre-Work for the Class:
Attendees in this course must have completed the supervisor version of Harassment and Discrimination Prevention" (eLearning Tutorial) prio to 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 the tutorial, although you may proceed through at your own pace. Choose the “supervisory” version if prompted.

Parking:  SMU visitors to Expressway Tower may park in the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium AUP parking lot to the east of Expressway Tower. Overflow parking may use the AUP Dyer lot located one block north of Expressway Tower off the Central Expwy service road.  Please visit Parking and ID Services to view the Campus Parking Map.

No SMU parking sticker?  Email us for assistance.

 Email Us DevelopU@smu.edu for assistance.