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. Oct. 1, 2020October 2020 Newsletter | OHD's Updated Core Development Program, Fall Wellness Sessions, and more

    October 2020  – Organizational and Human Development (OHD) is pleased to announce that our newly revised Core Development program is now available for Fall 2020 registration.

  2. Sep. 1, 2020September 2020 Newsletter | Our Autumn Workshop offerings and other learning opportunities

    September 2020  – Organizational and Human Development (OHD) continues to chart this new virtual working environment alongside University employees, exploring different tools and methods to deliver content and continue providing learning and development opportunities to the University community.  Our autumn offerings bring back several popular Spring term sessions, as well as offering some new additions in our newly revised Core Development program and

  3. Aug. 14, 2020August 2020 Newsletter | Summer Supplemental

    An Update on OHD Workshop Charges

    AUG 2020 – Over the past several months, Organizational and Human Development (OHD) has received several inquiries about if we are charging for our workshops, about our No-Show fees as these are no longer in class sessions, and several other related matters.

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Canada's best diversity employeers 2020

Waterloo Area Top Employer 2020

Excellence Canada Gold Award logo

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)

Learn more about our customized workshops.

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

Learn more about the Waterloo Staff Conference.

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