Our vision is ‘to empower our customers to move forward independently in their lives and develop their futures.’ That is why this week we enjoyed attending the biggest festival of workplace learning ‘Learning at Work Week Drinks Reception’.
What is Learning at Work Week?
Learning at Work Week is a unique annual event to build learning cultures at work. It aims to put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of continual learning and development. The #CampaignForLearning coordinate LAW Week nationally and offer resources and ideas for learning & development colleagues looking to run creative, innovative and inclusive activities as part of their Learning at Work Week campaigns.
The Week promotes an inclusive approach and encourages the extension of opportunities to learn to all employees, especially those who may not currently participate in learning.
What do companies do for Learning at Work Week?
Many companies use the Week as a catalyst for change providing an opportunity to ‘rebrand’ or refresh learning and development, reinforcing the organisation’s commitment to staff development and celebrating the learning that takes place all year round. The activities that companies run range from non-work related and interest-led activities through award ceremonies to business focused sessions. Learning at Work Week offers an opportunity to promote and deliver these in a way that is fresh, exciting and engaging – from panel sessions to creative workshops.
Why take part?
For your own organisation, the reasons for taking part will depend on your particular context and goals. Companies and individuals that have taken part previously report a wide range of opportunities and benefits:
- Changing attitudes to learning and work
- Greater employee engagement with learning
- Informing business & learning and development strategies
- Highlighting business priorities, agendas and addressing change
- Addressing workplace silos and bridging information gaps
- Bringing employees from different parts of the business together or partner organisations to learn from each other
- Greater recognition and valuing of different ways to learn in the workplace
- Stimulating and collating feedback, ideas and perspectives that inform future planning
- Increased knowledge and understanding of the opportunities for learning and development all year round and what they can deliver for the business and individual
Learning at Work Week 2019 takes place from 13th-19th May on the theme ‘Shaping the Future’.