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

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

    Registration Open

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

  2. 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.

  3. Jan. 8, 2021January 2021 Newsletter | Winter Term Offerings + Monthly Speaker Series Launch and more!

    Winter Term

    Organizational and Human Development (OHD) will be utilizing the winter term to review and revamp programs to better support the University community as we bring new methods of learning and development to your desktop for those who are working remotely.   To kick off the new year, OHD is offering a session on Performance Conversations providing tools and techniques to move to an ongoing performance coaching

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  1. Mar. 9, 2021Facilitation Fundamentals: Facilitating Community Engagement and Collaboration

    Organizational and Human Development offers a series of workshops focused on adapting facilitation within a virtual environment. The Facilitation Fundamentals: Community Engagement and Collaboration will focus on how we can design and lead virtual gatherings that focus on bringing people together in times of change. Our world of work is changing, and how we build community and collaborate across silos has become even more important.

  2. Mar. 17, 2021Rahaf Harfoush | Mastering The Art Of The Hustle & Float
    Waterloo Staff Conference Speaker Series

    Our modern day working life is in a state of crisis. As the global economy continues to shift towards knowledge work, the days of standardized tasks are long gone, replaced by the mounting pressure to come up with endless ideas to stay ahead of the competition. Companies are facing immediate challenges in recruiting and retaining highly skilled creatives, an essential part of thriving in today’s hyper competitive business landscape.

  3. Apr. 6 to 9, 2021Hold the dates! Waterloo Staff Conference 2021
    Waterloo Staff Conference

    Organizational and Human Development (OHD) and many of your campus partners will be working diligently to craft and curate a new and interesting experience for the annual Waterloo Staff Conference in 2021.  The virtual event will take place over several days and will include keynote presentations, workshops, and activities you can attend from the comfort of your own home or your office. 

    More to come! 

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