Where possible, the Organizational and Human Development (OHD) staff will be working remotely.  If you have any inquiries or need assistance, please contact us at during regular office hours. 

Employee Learning & Development at Waterloo

Our Services

Organizational and Human Development (OHD) offers workshops for employees on a variety of topics, from leadership and integrity to exploring values and collaboration. In addition, OHD can provide customized training solutions to our University colleagues. The OHD team will work with you to assess and address your concerns and needs.

As well OHD organizes and hosts the annual Waterloo Staff Conference for the University of Waterloo. This event brings engaging and informative keynotes to the campus and provides multiple in-house workshops developed by colleagues from across the university.

More information about the services of OHD can be found under the Learning and Development menu, as well as the news and events sections. 

Did you know? University of Waterloo employees have a minimum 5 days/35 hours of training and development under Policy 18, section Three. Employees are highly recommended to explore this policy.  

1583Individuals have completed OHD's workshops and programs 2019

Explore OHD's learning and development programs.

1534Employees attended the Waterloo Staff Conference organized by OHD. 2019

Learn more about the Waterloo Staff Conference.

2,565Employees have taken one of the OHD Principles of Inclusivity Workshops2013-2019

Learn more about the Principles of Inclusivity series 

80+OHD offers over 80+ dedicated workshops and programsper year (on average)

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296Employees have completed OHD's immersive Leadership Development programs2013 - 2018
100+OHD offers over 100+ customized workshops & consultationsper year (on average)

Learn more about our customized workshops and facilitated sessions.

587Employees have taken Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace over the past five years2013 - 2018
  1. Apr. 1, 2021April 2021 Newsletter | 2021 Waterloo Staff Conference + Spring Term Workshops

    #WSC2021 Registration Open

    Next week kicks off the 2021 Waterloo Staff Conference (WSC), happening virtually on April 6-9. The event will feature great keynote presentations and fantastic workshops and activities you can attend from the comfort of your own home or your office.

  2. Mar. 1, 2021March 2021 Newsletter | 2021 Waterloo Staff Conference + March Speaker Series

    Registration Open

    March 2021 –We're taking it virtual for 2021!

  3. Feb. 1, 2021February 2021 Newsletter | Our Next Speaker Series Event + Winter Wellness

    Speaker Series

    Thank you to all of you who were able to particpate in our inaugural Waterloo Staff Conference Speaker Series with Liane Davey speaking on how Change has Changed on Friday, January 22. We saw some great comments in the chat feature of the Teams Live event about the topic and speaker.

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  1. May 18, 2021Strengthening Community through Values and Culture

    Our principles and values establish our expectations for how we behave as a University community, both as individuals and as an institution. This session will describe the culture that all members of our campus community aspire to embrace and uphold by exploring the guiding principles, values, structures, and policies that improves the effectiveness and creates a sense of identity and belonging for all.

    This program includes three components: 

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