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. Mar. 30, 2022Top 10 Ways to Engage: Waterloo Staff Conference 2022
    Top 10 Ways to Engage: Waterloo Staff Conference 2022

    Organizational & Human Development have been asking around to find out how staff will be engaging with the virtual Staff Conference this year, and we wanted to share our favourite tips with you!

  2. Feb. 3, 2022[OHD] February 2022 Newsletter | Feb offerings + Speaker series Feb 8th! + Change Management for Projects + New Micro Learning!



    Hello and welcome to February! We are happy to share with you our programs for this month and highlight a few things for you.

  3. Jan. 11, 2022[OHD] January 2021 Newsletter | Jan 2022 offerings + Speaker Series Feb Keynote + Leadership Essentials is back!

    WELCOME TO 2022!


    Welcome back everyone! With the holidays in the rear-view mirror, we are excited to announce our upcoming line-up of workshops, including our new performance conversation workshops directed at having conversation with your manager and the launch of the Waterloo Staff Conference speaker series with a February keynote!

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