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.
OHD was excited and committed to the journey of integrating Excellence Canada’s EIW Standard at the Silver level into its team’s performance. The process of the silver submission has assisted OHD in confirming or identifying key strengths (such as Leadership and Service Excellence) as well as identifying gaps and areas for improvement (Process and Project Management). The journey has provided OHD with a valuable framework for continuous improvement and a plan for more effective team communication and alignment.
The University of 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 with a commitment to advancing and supporting the personal and professional growth of University of Waterloo Employees to reach their full potential.
Over the past decade, OHD has created several successful programs such as its Core Development series (Principles of Leadership, Integrity Matters, Exceptional Service and Intro to Principles of Inclusivity), its immersive Leadership Development Framework programs (Leadership Essentials, Leadership Foundations and Mentorship) and the award-winning Principles of Inclusivity series (Silver Award for Facilitated programming, Institute for Performance and Learning, November 2015). In April 2008, OHD launched the annual staff conference, a two day event that features world-class keynotes as well as workshops (designed by campus employees) to further create a robust, vibrant and engaged community. Over 1400 staff attend this event annually.