About OHD

Our History

Waterloo recognizes the benefits of lifelong learning. To support this value, Organizational & Human Development (OHD) was formed in 2006 as a non-academic support unit to design and deliver a wide range of personal and professional training and development opportunities for the campus community.

Our Services

OHD offers workshops for employees on a variety of topics, from leadership and communication to planning for your retirement. In addition, OHD can provide customized training solutions. The OHD team will work with you to assess and address your concerns and needs.

Finally, OHD organizes the annual Waterloo Staff Conference for the University of Waterloo. This two-day event brings engaging and informative keynotes to the campus and provides multiple in-house workshops from across the university.

More information about the services of OHD can be found at our various workshops, news, and events sections. 


Organizational & Human Development is located on the fourth floor of Math & Computer (MC). 

On campus mailing address: OHD, MC 4055

All workshops, unless specified, take place in MC 4068.

Our organizational structure

The OHD Organizational Chart


2015 Canadian Award for Training Excellence - Facilitated Learning Silver Award

2016 Employee Engagement Award from the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards



1666 employees attended our workshops (2016)

1400+ employees attend the annual Waterloo Staff Conference(2017)

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

100+ customized workshops are offered per year (on average)