What's New:

Personal message from our new Associate Director, April Philpotts.

Education is changing and lifelong learning has become a norm. I believe that professional development and continuing education departments are forging the path to where traditional learning needs to go. Waterloo Professional Development is agile and flexible: we respond to the needs of the workplace and provide flexible offerings for learners at all phases of their career.

I am excited to be part of a leading institution renowned for its experiential learning, expertise in online education, and unmatched entrepreneurial culture. I plan to leverage this expertise to help Waterloo develop innovative continuing education practices that shape and enrich the lifelong learning experiences of our alumni, our community, and learners across the globe.

As a resident of Waterloo and former employee of Communitech, BlackBerry, and Conestoga College, I’m thrilled to be working in the Waterloo Community again. As I settle into my role over the next few months, I am interested in hearing from you, the community at large, about what has worked and what has not worked well in your pursuit of lifelong learning ~ whether that be for yourself, your team or your organization.

Please drop me a line to say hello and share your insights about how we can best help today's learners achieve their goals.


April Philpotts
Associate Director
Desk: 519-888-4567 ext. 84876

New Courses

  • Data Science 4: Machine Learning - 4th and final course of this in-demand certificate program starts this fall
  • Responding Effectively In Difficult Situations
    Dealing with difficult situations seems to be an unavoidable part of life. Responding effectively in these situations can transform the situation and contribute towards a better future. Learn the knowledge and skills to effectively deal with difficult conversations in the workplace and outside the workplace.