Professional Development is now part of WatSPEED!

Moving forward, Professional Development programs will be provided through WatSPEED at the University of Waterloo. WatSPEED provides professional education designed to support the workforce of the future. By offering our programs under the WatSPEED brand, we can ensure our professional education programming equips you with the skills you need to be successful in today's marketplace.

Effective Workplace Communication Certificate

Three coworkers communicating and talking with eachother in the office

This certificate will help you communicate more effectively at work. You will enhance your written, verbal and nonverbal communication skills and gain practical skills you can use today to be more confident and create better professional relationships. The polished skillset you develop will improve your career prospects and help you achieve your organization's goals and objectives.

Certificate requirements

Complete four of the following:

Note: All courses must be taken through Professional Development at the University of Waterloo in order to be eligible for the certificate from Professional Development.

Each course is six weeks long, followed by a two-week period to complete the final exam (online, open book) and you are not required to be online at any specific time. Lessons are released on Wednesdays and Fridays of each week. For planning purposes we suggest setting aside two hour per lesson as a starting point.

To register, click the course links above and select a start date. Instructions on how to access your course will be emailed to you immediately after registration. It is best practice to enrol for no more than two courses with the same start date to achieve the highest learning outcome.

Get your certificate from WatSPEED at the University of Waterloo

Email with the following and we will email the certificate to you:

  • your name
  • certificate name
  • courses completed (names and dates)