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Resources to Support Managers with ePerformance

ePerformance, SMU’s new online performance management system, located in my.SMU, is now available!  ePerformance supports ongoing collaboration in goal setting, communication, and feedback between managers and employees.

To help you get started, and to provide on-going support,  HR , OIT, and the OIT Training Team have prepared several resources to support you as you learn the process and the my.SMU system:

Print Training Guide
ManagerTraining Guide (pdf format)

Video Tutorial Guides:

  1. Introduction and Accessing Documents
  2. Creating Goals
  3. Mid-year Review
  4. Finalize Goals
  5. Annual Review-Self and Manager Evaluations
  6. Acknowledge Manager Evaluation-Close Out Current Performance Document
  7. Goal Setting Job Aid (pdf format)
  8. Additional Competencies (pdf format)

Drop in Computer Lab Time:
Stop by Fondren Computer lab and ask questions about the process and the system.  IT and HR will be available to walk you through the process and answer your questions.

Please let us know you plan to attend by enrolling in the desired session via my.SMU>Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment. to ensure there is a computer available for you.     Search for course name “ePerf Comp Lab”.

Sessions will be held in Fondren Library computer lab # 110 on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, May 23 from 9:00-11:30
  • Wednesday, May 31 from 3:00-5:00
  • June 15 from 10:00 – noon
  • July 14 from 10:00-noon
  • August 2 from 1:00-3:00

Additional sessions will be scheduled as needed.

In-Person Session:
HR staff are also available to come to your team meeting or retreat to provide an overview of the process and best practices for goal setting, feedback, and utilizing the system.  Email DevelopU@smu.edu for more information or to schedule a time.

Read about ePerformance in other blog posts:

Manager Orientation Training – What’s In It for You!

Know the Resources Available to You

Businessman taking file from co-worker
SMU knows that managers play a key role in living out the mission and achieving the goals of the University. The primary objective of this orientation program is to support a new manager’s successful transition to a supervisory role within the University.  It’s important to note, however, that the training is not just for new managers!

Manager Orientation is designed to provide anyone who supervises staff with essential skills and key information needed to successfully manage both employee performance and organizational initiatives. All managers can benefit from understanding University policies and procedures, knowing the right people to contact for assistance, and learning critical skills that support successful working relationships.

The Program consists of 3 required and 3 elective workshops.

Who Should Attend?

  • Newly hired and newly promoted managers are required to complete the program within their first year of hire or status change.
  • All managers can benefit from a refresher on these topics — especially the three required workshops covering SMU policy, practices and work culture.
  • Employees aspiring to a manager role in the future —  help them get a jump start on the program by encouraging them to start the training before the promotion.  Having the information ahead of time helps the employee know what to expect in the future and may help them develop the needed skills more quickly.

Upcoming workshops include (* indicates a required workshop to complete the program):

Project Management Essentials for the
Unofficial Project Manager
Jan 26 8:30 am-5:00 pm
*Legal and Risk Management for Managers Feb 2 3-5:00 pm
Coaching – Power of Questions Feb 16 1-5:00 pm
*Workplace Diversity Issues for Managers Feb 18 10:00 am-noon
Presentation Advantage March 1 8:30 am-5:00 pm
*Introduction to Human Resources  March 2 2 – 4:00 pm
Managing and Coaching for  High Performance March 22 1-5:00 pm
Speed of Trust March 29 1-5:00 pm
*Legal and Risk Management for Managers March 31 10:00 am-noon
5 Choices April 6 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Employee Relations Essentials April 7 9:-11:00 am
*Workplace Diversity Issues for Managers April 12 3-5:00 pm

Enroll via my.SMUat  https://my.smu.edu and navigate to Self Service>Learning and Development> Request Training Enrollment.  Follow the on-screen directions to select and submit an enrollment request.


Questions?  Email us at DevelopU@smu.edu.

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