Organizational and Human Development has begun a staged return to in-person office activities to support Waterloo employees online during the return to campus.  

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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

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

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

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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. Jan. 16, 2023OHD January 2023 Newsletter | Workshops + Deep Health Returns + Waterloo Staff Conference 2023

    The holidays have come and gone but we here at OHD are gearing up for another term of great offerings.

  2. Sep. 20, 2022Keeping Well at Work 2022
    Keeping Well at Work 2022

    A message from: Michelle Hollis, Acting Associate Provost, Human Resources

    Sept 20, 2022 - The fall term has always been a busy time at the University, and this year is no exception. Our campuses are seeing the most activity they have in two years with students and employees returning to in-person activities.

  3. Aug. 3, 2022OHD August Newsletter
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    Happy August, Friends!  

    We hope you’re enjoying the beauty of these warmer, restorative days mixed in with the bustle of preparation and excitement for a fresh academic year. Here in Organizational and Human Development (OHD), we’re looking forward to a fantastic fall term of workshops and events, and we wanted to give you a sneak peek! 

    In this issue of OHD News: 

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