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Date Listed 26-Nov-16
Address , Oakville, ON,
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Faculty/Department: Centre for People & Organizational Development
Employee Group:Administrative
Campus:Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)
Reference Number:16/A/50
Hiring Range:$82,508.00 - $87,664
Application Deadline:Open until filled.
Salary Range:$82,508.00 \- $103,135

Reporting to the the Director, Centre for People and Organizational Development, the Learning & OD Specialist plays a key role in the development and implementation of training and organizational development initiatives to help Sheridan build its capacity at individual, team and organizational levels.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Providing OD consultation in the following areas: Employee Engagement, Learning & Leadership Development, Change & Transition Consulting, and Talent Management

  • Assessing, recommending, designing and delivering targeted OD interventions and training

  • Leading and supporting initiatives such as leadership development, team building and development

  • Measuring results of change initiatives

  • Developing, coordinating and delivering of training and development programs to leaders and frontline employees

  • Conducting needs assessments and instructional analyses; Developing training plans; Translating assessed needs into effective training and determining the right mix of training delivery formats

  • Creating or sourcing learner centred/performance based instructional materials, manuals and job aids

  • Evaluating learning initiatives from an organizational and individual perspective

  • Developing "train the trainer" programs and coaching others in training efforts, where appropriate;

  • Collaborating with Director to identify and prioritize strategic CPOD projects

  • Establishing and cultivating relationships, processes and advisory groups across the College; Actively building networks in training and OD; Participating in professional associations

  • Remaining current on training and instructional methodologies by researching the training and development field to ensure the college is using leading edge development methods and programs

  • Performs and supports other projects, initiatives and events as required


The successful candidate must have a 4 year Bachelor's degree (or 3 year degree + post graduate certificate in related field) in Adult Education, Organizational Development, Human Resources, Business or a related field (Master's degree preferred). Coaching, facilitation skills, progress towards Certified Training & Development Professional (CTDP) designation are an asset. Conflict resolution, mediation or negotiation skills training is preferred. In addition the successful candidate must have at least 5 years relevant work experience with organizational development and change management initiatives, specifically expertise in conducting needs analysis, facilitation techniques, developing OD interventions, designing curriculum, and facilitating learning and consulting/coaching (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience). The successful incumbent must have advanced training skills and experience with applying adult teaching/learning principles, including experience with adult education theories, practices and trends. Proficiency with MS office is required and experience with Learning Management Systems (LMS), PeopleSoft or other Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) is an asset. Excellent project management, process improvement, change leadership skills, and application of theories and models for behavioural change are required along with a good understanding of organizational culture. The successful incumbent will have a comprehensive knowledge of research, interviewing, assessment, consultation and facilitation techniques. Excellent verbal and written communication, relationship building, decision making, problem solving, creativity and organizational skills are required along with well-developed analytical and research skills. Must show initiative, be attentive to detail, customer service focussed, and be able to maintain confidentiality concerning sensitive issues in a professional manner.

Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.

Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit: World Education Services
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