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


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 community's learning needs
  • Foster a respectful, inclusive, and healthy workplace where all are valued 


  • Integrity                
  • Respect
  • Wellness       
  • Inclusivity
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Courage

University of Waterloo land acknowledgement 

Organizational & Human Development acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River. 

  1. May 4, 2020May 2020 Newsletter | New Workshop Offerings and More

    MAY 2020 – As OHD is charting this new virtual working environment alongside University employees, we are exploring different platforms (Microsoft Teams, WebEx, etc.) and tools to deliver content and continue providing learning and development opportunities for the University community.  Our spring offerings will be in trial formats as we develop a delivery framework that works best for both our learners and our facilitation team.

  2. Apr. 1, 2020April 2020 Newsletter | Moving Forward with Learning & Development

    It's only been two weeks since our last newsletter supplemental, but it feels like so much has changed. We at Organizational and Human Development  (OHD) understand that these changes to your working environment and the current health situation with COVID-19 can be stressful and impact employees in a variety of ways.

  3. Mar. 19, 2020COVID-19 Response: Workshops and Learning Cancelled

    In light of the current COVID-19 global health crisis making events and gatherings complicated, the University of Waterloo has suspended events at the institution for the foreseeable future to focus on the health and safety of the community and its academic mission. This suspension includes Organizational and Human Development (OHD) workshops and learning events as there is a strong case to support social distancing over the next few weeks as the situation with COVID-19 evolves.  

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Canada's best diversity employeers 2020

Waterloo Area Top Employer 2020

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Excellence Canada Silver Award 2017

Canadian Awards of Training Excellence Winner 2015

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

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100+OHD offers over 100+ customized workshops & consultationsper year (on average)

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1565Individuals have attended OHD's workshops and programs 2018
1534Employees attended the Waterloo Staff Conference organized by OHD. 2019

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2152Employees have taken one of the OHD Principles of Inclusivity Workshops2013-2018
296Employees have completed OHD's immersive Leadership Development programs2013 - 2018
587Employees have taken Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace over the past five years2013 - 2018