awareness of "invisible minorities" in the workplace.
explores how communities and
individuals can foster inclusivity for persons with visible and
To register for these workshops, please visit:
For more information about the Principles of Inclusivity,
SPRING 2011 GUIDE
Principles of Inclusivity (OHD502)
The Basic Principles (OHD101)
Understanding Inclusivity (OHD503)
Proactive Listening (OHD103)
Generational Inclusivity (OHD505)
Handling Emotions (OHD104)
Sexual Orientation & Gender ID (OHD506)
Report & Proposal Writing (OHD210)
Constructive Feedback (OHD102)
Minute Taking (OHD205)
Inclusive Communication (OHD504)
Email Strategies (OHD203)
Giving Recognition (OHD105)
Accessible Communities (OHD507)
Getting Things Done (OHD705)
Personality Dimensions (OHD601)
Getting Things Done (OHD705)
To register for these workshops, please visit:
Organizational & Human Development (OHD) is pleased to
announce registration is now open for our Spring term
workshops. In addition to OHD’s popular courses, such
which presents approaches to manage email volume
and compose effective messages, OHD is offering three more of
our new Inclusivity series (
Orientation & Gender ID
will increase your knowledge and awareness of inclusivity and
provide you with the skills to promote and practice inclusivity in
the Waterloo workplace. As well, OHD will be offering the much
course facilitated by Judi Jewinski and
Report and Proposal Writing
by Rob Champion.
Visit the OHD website to learn more and review course
Did you know?
OHD can also
offer custom sessions for
your department or office.
to learn more!
As mentioned above, OHD is offerings
in our Principles of Inclusivity series.
explores how the four
workplace can work
together to create a more effective and efficient
Sexual Orientation & Gender ID
explores the six
Principles of Inclusivity through an experiential
Igniting The Third Factor
You Should Have Asked: The Art
of Powerful Conversations
Switch: How to Change When
Me to We: Finding Meaning in a
Denotes a 2011 Staff
Conference Keynote Speaker
Want More? Check out OHD’s
Training & Development
Library on our website.
I’m Liz Koblyk, Waterloo’s Staff
Career Advisor. If you’ve heard
me speak on campus, you’re
probably already aware that,
over a 6-year period, about 30%
become eligible for retirement.
Obviously, people in other roles
will be retiring as well, so
succession planning is on the
means, whether or not you plan
Even before you see any opp-
ortunities on the horizon, you
might want to make a career
confidential, and they aren’t limited
to people who are working on their
résumé, cover letter or interview
skills; staff make appointments for
Not every element of your career is
under your control; however, you
can take charge of what’s within
your control to advance your career.
pursuing them (or passing them up
if they’re a poor fit) will be easier if
direction you’d like to move in and
what you need in order to get there.
Monday, May 16, 2011 | 11
Multipurpose Room, SLC
Your garden and your wardrobe can
benefit from new items this season.
We're adding a clothing swap to the
garden event this year. Bring one piece
of clothing and take one home with
As in the past, all garden items can be
donated to this event. Seeds will be
available as will plants, gardening pots
and containers and whatever else your
colleagues donate to the event!
For more UWRC events, visit
If you’d like to sign up for an
appointment during lunch, evening
or regular office hours, please visit
and follow the “Appointments” link.
If you’d like to know more about
the services, including individual
appointments, workshops in the
workshops, please contact me at
Centre for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD)
Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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This training is available to all Waterloo faculty, staff and students.
CAMPUS WALK CHALLENGE
Last year 300 UW employees walked
over 53 thousand Kilometres.
(Waterloo to Dubai about 5 times)
LET’S DO IT AGAIN!
Gather a team, put your walking shoes
on and start counting. Participate
individually or on a team.
LET’S GO WATERLOO!
Challenge takes place from:
May 09 - June 05, 2011
If you are registered but do not have a
pedometer, please drop by to pick one
up on: Wednesday, May 4th, Thursday,
May 5th or Friday, May 6th, to our
booth in the SLC by the stairs outside
If you have one from last year, please
reuse if possible or your own is fine.
If you have questions about this event,
or to view other events, please contact
June 05, 2011
All the sessions are unique, and are highly interactive and engaging. The facilitators* encourage participation
and make sincere efforts to create a comfortable environment so that participants can share their thoughts
and experiences, create dialogue and set personal goals to gain more leadership experience. It is a program
that brings together students from all disciplines across campus, both undergraduate and graduate, in an open
and inclusive environment, fostering an atmosphere of trust and self-exploratory learning. Our participation in
2010 was 3323
offering 230 sessions. Please encourage your students to register for the SLP workshops on
line starting May 10
*Our facilitation team consists of approximately 50 student and staff Facilitators. If you are a staff member
interested in Facilitation Training and volunteering your time as a Facilitator for the Student Leadership
Student Leadership Program Assistant Quote
By Annette Denny
It is an understatement to say that there is desire and passion for personal
growth and leadership development within our student population. One way
to facilitate this desire to learn and explore are the 12 experiential leadership
workshops created by and
offered within OHD’s
Student Leadership Program.
Accessible Customer Service On-line Training Modules
AODA Online Module
Centre for Extended Learning
Professional Development courses and programs
Centre for Career Action
Workshops, advising, and the career development eManual
Employee Assistance Program
Counselling, brown bag lunches, and events
Skills for the Electronic Workplace (SEW)
late Spring Courses Available Now
Like many participants this term, the SLP programming was very new to me.
As the program
assistant I had the opportunity to not only organize the workshops and materials, but to complete all
12 workshops! It was always a bright spot in my day to get to interact with so many wonderful
people. I credit the personal growth I have experienced this term to be a result of the Student
Leadership Programming and the OHD Staff.
My favourite part about the Student Leadership Program is......The connections that are made
between the theory and the activities.
more than a place to work! To
enhance your knowledge of the university,
Organizational & Human Development
(OHD) and Human Resources (HR) host an
developed an entertaining and informative
overview of working life at the University
For dates or to register, please visit
We solicited feedback from the attendees and will use
the constructive information we received to plan the
2012 conference. Many thanks!
Tentative Dates for the 2012 Staff Conference are the
week of April 2
. See You There!
On April 6
, Organizational Human & Development hosted the Fourth
Annual Staff Conference.
As part of OHD’s mission to engage the
whole campus community, an event was
also held for evening staff on campus. This event was a success, with standing
room only and over 150 attendees.
the combined attendance of the entire two days in April totalled 1065
which includes pre-registrations, days of registrants, and our evening staff.
Each year the Region of Waterloo partakes in the Commuter Challenge wherein individuals and
workplaces explore alternate forms of travel within their communities, be it for work or recreation.
As part of our commitment to being a community leader, the University of Waterloo will once again be
participating in the
Annual Commuter Challenge
in Waterloo Region from
June 5th to June 11th
2011. This Challenge is a friendly competition between workplaces in Waterloo Region and is part of a
greater effort among communities across Canada to reduce pollution and traffic congestion.
In support of this goal, it is my hope that University of Waterloo employees will participate in the
Commuter Challenge by taking transit, biking, walking or carpooling to work. By making the switch from
driving alone to one of the active and sustainable modes of transportation from June 5th to June 11th,
you will be making a contribution to cleaner air and a healthier region. You will also personally benefit
from a decrease in commuting costs and stress. The Commuter Challenge is the perfect time to try new
ways of commuting to work, so give it a try! On June 5th to June 11th
bus, bike, walk or carpool to
work and give our cars a vacation. As an added incentive, GRT is offering 2 for 1 Transit Tuesday on June
7th, where two passengers can ride for the price of one.
and register for this wonderful weeklong event.
If you have questions about this event, please contact me, your University of Waterloo Commuter
Challenge Coordinator, at the contact info listed below.
Thank you for your participation!