Learning and development opportunities for managers

Whether you are an aspiring, current, or seasoned manager, new development opportunities can help you maximize your full potential, both professionally and personally. Topics include Performance Conversations, Change Management, as well as themed Leadership Development Pathways

These pathways are designed to empower you to craft a customized development journey that aligns with your leadership goals and aspirations. 

HR Foundations for Managers are a series of learning modules intended to build awareness and a more in-depth understanding of how to navigate Human Resources-related processes, procedures, and policies at the University of Waterloo.

Information Systems and Technology 

Career advising

The Centre for Career Action provides confidential career advising to all employees at the University of Waterloo including contract staff (with contracts exceeding 1 year), regular staff, faculty, and research associates. View the Career development CareerHub and Employee services on the Centre for Career Action website.

Secondments and temporary reassignments

Secondments are fixed term opportunities for a regular staff member to gain valuable experience in another organizational unit with the knowledge that the staff member will return to her/his existing position when the term of the secondment has ended. An agreement is put into place between the University and the staff member in consultation with the two organizational unit heads and Human Resources. A secondment occurs between departments, and advertising is campus-wide. View secondment opportunities.

Temporary Reassignments are similar to secondments in that they are temporary opportunities. The difference is that these roles are within the employee’s home department and as such, if the position is advertised, the advertising for the opportunity is internal to the department.