Learning and development opportunities for managers
Organizational and Human Development (OHD)
Organizational and Human Development is an on-campus department committed to supporting the professional and personal growth of University of Waterloo employees. Whether you are an aspiring, current, or seasoned manager, new development opportunities can help you maximize your full potential, both professionally and personally. OHD provides training in key areas, such as Performance Conversations, as well as our in-depth Leadership Development Framework programs, Leadership Essentials and Leadership Foundations. Each program covers a series of workshops and focuses on core values and core competencies of the University of Waterloo. To learn more, please visit the OHD website.
Getting further help
Information Systems and Technology
- Lynda.com - University of Waterloo faculty, staff and graduate students can now access web based training from Lynda.com using their WatIAM credentials.
- Skills for the Electronic Workplace (SEW) courses teach recommended computing skills.
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.
- Career development CareerHub - Centre for Career Action
- Employee services - Centre for Career Action
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.
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.