Paula Anne Olthuis

Name: 
Paula Anne Olthuis
Grad Year: 
1980
Degree: 
BA
Program: 
History
Title: 
ODP Administrator, OE Division
Industry: 
Business, Finance & Administration
Organization: 
Toronto Hydro

“Some duties include assisting in effective training through timely preparation of confidential forms, letters, reports, manuals, lesson plans and tests,” she says.

Paula schedules training programs and participants, reserves classroom facilities and maintains all employee records.

“I have worked in engineering, Information Technology, and Human Resources before working in Organizational Development and Performance. The job requires a working knowledge and understanding of system policies and procedures, collective agreements, compensation and benefits as well as employment equity legislation. Leadership, people skills, accountability and empathy and also very important,” she says.

Paula has searched for work through employment agencies and the media.

“Though I had a career path, I learned what you plan to do and what life gives you in return may not be the same thing but it holds its own rewards. Just work hard, be empathetic and have the will to succeed,” she says.