Canada Awards for ExcellenceRecipient Profile
University of Waterloo, Organizational & Human Development
2017 Silver Recipient
Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®
The University of Waterloo is focused on creating higher education unparalleled in depth of learning and breadth of experience. Supporting the University’s value of lifelong learning, Organizational & Human Development (OHD) was formed in 2006 as a non-academic support unit to advance the personal and professional growth of University employees.
Over the past decade, OHD has created several successful programs such as its Core Development series, immersive Leadership Development Framework programs, and the award-winning Principles of Inclusivity series. In 2008, OHD launched the Waterloo Staff Conference, a two-day event featuring world-class keynotes as well as workshops that nurture a robust, vibrant and engaged community. More than 1400 staff attend annually. By integrating Excellence Canada’s EIW Standard into its team’s performance, OHD has confirmed key strengths and identified gaps and areas for improvement.