WatSPEED provides professional education designed to support the workforce of the future. Programs enable industry professionals to keep pace with emerging technologies and understand their impact on businesses, economies, the environment, and societies. Waterloo is at the forefront of a new approach to lifelong learning, helping the leaders of today and tomorrow navigate an ever-changing environment.

Featured courses and programs

 ChatGPT and the large language model revolution
Data Science Certificate Program
Data Analytics for Behavioural Insights Program
Foundations of large language models certificate program

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In partnership with ed2go, we offer over 120 courses to help professionals develop new skills and gain introductory knowledge in various topics.


Professional education

Designed for professionals looking to stay strong and competitive in their careers, WatSPEED professional education delivers training on leading edge business practices, disruptive technologies and essential job skills.                                                  

Executive programs

WatSPEED executive programs equip leaders to transform, compete and thrive, while driving real-world impact in a rapidly shifting technology landscape. Our applied learning and discovery process incorporates cutting edge technology and creates direct personal and business value.

Custom training

WatSPEED custom training delivers the expertise and forward-thinking approach today’s organizations need to futureproof their workforce and keep pace with technology while innovating smarter and faster.




Experiential, real-world learning

Flexible, accessible learning options for working professionals

Intersected skills at the crossroads of business and technology

World-class faculty

Deep industry expertise

“The world is changing quickly. Executives who were trained years ago may not have the skill sets to function in today's world. That's why I'm a big fan of WatSPEED; we have skills within the university that society needs to keep moving forward.”-Steve Fortin, WatSPEED partner and director, School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo
  1. July 27, 2023D2L and University of Waterloo collaborate to future-proof workforce
    D2L and University of Waterloo collaborate to future-proof the workforce

    WatSPEED's professional development training now available through D2L Wave

  2. July 5, 2023WatSPEED announces tech and business event for senior executives
    Tech Horizons Executive Forum will take place on November 8 in Toronto

    Technology is no longer just an enabler of business strategy - as technology continues to disrupt the business landscape, technology often is the strategy, making it crucial for executives to stay ahead of the technology curve.

  3. May 11, 2023WatSPEED hosts executive dinner to discuss trust in health data
    Images of Sanjeev Gill, Anil Arora (Chief Statistician of Canada), and Vivek Goel (President of Waterloo) at the Ottawa event.

    On May 4, WatSPEED hosted an executive dinner and roundtable discussion in partnership with Statistics Canada, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC).

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