SMU offers the New Manager Orientation Program for:
- Newly hired staff members who supervise others
- Current staff or faculty promoted to a managerial position
- Current staff and faculty managers who wish to participate
- Staff and faculty members aspiring to future management positions
Newly hired staff members who supervise others or current staff members promoted to a managerial position are required to complete the program. Staff or faculty members who aspire to management and wish to take courses may enroll as well.
Legal and Risk Management for Managers March 31 10:00am-12:00pm
SMU is committed to a strong and active risk management program which includes appropriately managing contracts entered into on behalf of the University. Knowing the resources and programs available to manage risk at SMU, as well as the appropriate procedures to follow when risk is encountered, will support the University’s goal of creating a safe and healthy environment for all employees.
Workplace Diversity Issues for Managers April 123:00pm-5:00pm
A solid working knowledge of SMU’s 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.
Introduction to HR: the next regularly scheduled session will be in the Fall of 2016.
Managing and Coaching for High Performance March 22 1:00pm-5:00pm
Learn how to encourage employees to strive for excellence and take more pride and ownership in their work. Discover the five steps to creating an environment for success and then encourage the talents of your staff to grow.
Speed of Trust March 29 1:00pm-5:00pm
Learn about the 13 behaviors common in high-trust organizations and how these behaviors can increase both productivity and employee engagement on your team.
5 Choices April 6 9:00am-5:00pm
In today’s world, there is a greater abundance of opportunity for both organizations and individuals to accomplish extraordinary goals. However, all too often, the demands of our jobs, coupled with the barrage of information coming at us from so many sources (e.g. texts, emails, reports, tweets, blogs, web-sites, etc.) is overwhelming, exhausting and distracting. If we react to these stimuli we may fail to accomplish the things that matter most in our professional and personal lives. The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity provides you with tools that help you re-assign significant amount of time and energy on your most important goals – both inside and outside of work.
Employee Relations Essentials April 7 9:00am-11:00am
Pre-Requisite: Managing and Coaching for High Performance
Attendance in this workshop will acquaint managers with the tools and resources available to them to manage employee performance, as well the policy and procedures that support a manager in holding an employee accountable for job performance.
Read about additional Professional Development Workshops (link to PDW blog post)
Questions? Email us at DevelopU@smu.edu