Learning and Development

The University of Waterloo recognizes the benefits of lifelong learning and employee growth and development to invest in our talent and strengthen our communities.

Waterloo offers various workshops, programs, and events to develop new skills, hone your leadership practices, and advance your opportunities. Access a range of development and learning solutions and find an opportunity that suits your learning needs.


Employee Development from Human Resources:

The Organizational and Human Development (OHD) team in Human Resources supports employee development through the design and delivery of comprehensive learning and professional development workshops, programs, learning events for employees. 

Our sessions are available in the physical classroom, a virtual classroom, and through self-paced online courseware. Our in-person workshops and virtual workshops are interactive and will include time for group discussion and individual sharing opportunities. 

Explore our employee learning and development workshops

Employee development resources at Waterloo: 

Waterloo has many areas that support the professional and personal growth of our employees in lifelong learning, from workshops and self-directed learning to events that foster knowledge growth and collaboration. 

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Professional Development for Instructors

Top-quality, innovative and dynamic Academic Programming is critical to Waterloo’s future success. The University of Waterloo offers professional development opportunities geared specifically to instructors.

Workshop particpants

Employee Development Opportunities

At Waterloo, we support the growth of our employees through various areas that develop and deliver learning and professional development programs and provide consultative services to improve individual, team, and organizational effectiveness and achieve University goals.

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Learning events and experiences

The University of Waterloo provides various learning and development events and experiences for your professional and personal development on various topics, from leadership and wellness, to technology and organizational effectiveness, and travel grant programs for engagement. 

Mandatory Training

In addition to professional development, all employees (whether full-time, part-time or contract) and those in unpaid positions (volunteers) are required to take the mandatory training.

Without knowledge, the world is bereft of culture. And so, we must be educators and students both.

Roberta Bondar, Canadian astronaut, neurologist, and physician