Learning & Development at Waterloo


Organizational & Human Development (OHD) is committed to advancing and supporting the personal and professional growth of University of Waterloo employees to reach their highest potential. OHD’s mission is accomplished by creating innovative learning opportunities, cultivating collaborative partnerships, and engaging the campus community in lifelong learning.


To continuously improve the knowledge, skills, and abilities of all University of Waterloo employees to support exceptional service to our institution, our students, and our community.

Our Goals

  • Create a culture of continuous learning and development
  • Be responsive to our communities learning needs
  • Foster a respectful, inclusive, and healthy workplace where all are valued 


  • Integrity                
  • Respect
  • Wellness       
  • Inclusivity
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Courage
  1. Nov. 16, 2017OHD recognized at the Excellence Canada Summit

    Organizational and Human Development (OHD) was recognized at the Excellence Canada Summit last week for achieving Silver certification in Excellence Canada's Excellence, Innovation and Wellness (EIW) program.

  2. Dec. 1, 20162017 Waterloo Staff Conference: Call for Proposals2017 Waterloo Staff Conference

    Organizational & Human Development (OHD) is inviting proposals for workshop sessions for the 10th annual staff conference taking place on April 5 & 6, 2017. Session proposals should be for a stimulating or interactive learning experience focused on professional and/or personal development of employees at the University of Waterloo.

  3. Nov. 28, 2016Principles of Inclusivity: Shared Learning Experience

    Organizational & Human Development (OHD) is offering a unique opportunity for participants to complete the Principles of Inclusivity series as an intact group from beginning to end. Based on previous program feedback, participants enjoy developing and learning in a group setting where trust and empathy are built together.

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Canada's Top 100 Employees List

Excellence Canada 2017 Silver award for Excellence, Innovation, & Wellness

Employee Engagment Winner

Canadian Awards of Training Excellence Winner 2015

80+Dedicated workshops and programs are offered per year (on average)

Meet our people

Katrina Di Gravio


Katrina has been with the university for over 30 years and is well known and respected within the campus community. She has been the primary university resource for training and development for over 15 years. Katrina was a member of the Human Resources department since 1980 and was one of the senior Staff Relations Coordinators. She has a Master Trainer certification from Achieve Global, is a member of the Leadership for Results Training team and teaches Human Resources Management 200 for the department of Psychology.