Thrive through change

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

Predictive Analytics for CPAs Certificate Program
Data Science Certificate Program
Digital Transformation Certificate - 8 week program
Data Science Certificate Program

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. Apr. 20, 2022WatSPEED executive director joins expert panel to discuss enabling a dynamic workforce
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    WatSPEED’s executive director and associate vice-president, innovation, Sanjeev Gill, is sharing his thoughts on enabling a dynamic workforce amidst rapid technological advancement and unpredictable change.

  2. Mar. 23, 2022Waterloo forms partnership to provide upskilling in health care analytics
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  3. Jan. 20, 2022New partnership prepares professional engineers for digital transformation at work
    Logos for University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering, WatSPEED, OSPE and OEA

    The University of Waterloo has partnered with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) to help engineers remain agile as the world of work changes.

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