A woman engaged in lifelong learning, writing on a whiteboard during Learning at Work Week 2018 organized by Wandsworth Council.

Wandsworth Council Lifelong Learning launches Learning at Work Week 2018

Wandsworth Council Lifelong Learning launches Learning at Work Week 2018

Interested in doing something a bit different during Learning at Work Week?

A number of free short courses might just be what you’re looking for!

Lifelong Learning is offering the following courses:

  • Using Social Media to Maximise Marketing Communication
  • Personal Development for Career Progression
  • Mindfulness
  • Introduction to Functional Skills English
  • Problem Solving in the Workplace
  • Writing Funding Applications – Top Tips!
  • Introduction to How to Effectively Lead a Team

Click here for more details, all our courses and a schedule!

What is Learning at Work Week?

Learning at Work Week is an annual event in May organised by the Campaign for Learning since 1999. It aims to put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development at work.

Who can take part?

All companies and organisations are invited to mark Learning at Work Week. All types and sizes of organisation take part and we are encouraging all of our colleagues and partners to participate.

Why take part?

Summary of feedback on the benefits of attending Learning at Week courses:

  • Changing attitudes to learning and work
  • More positive and improved perceptions of learning and development both at business and individual level, increased motivation and productivity
  • Greater awareness of opportunities to learn
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of the opportunities for learning and development all year round and what they can deliver for the business and individual
  • Greater employee engagement with learning
  • Informing business & learning and development strategies
  • Stimulating and collating feedback, ideas and perspectives that inform future planning
  • Opportunities to discover and recognise talent
  • Drawing on employees own knowledge, passions and interests to create engaging activities and wider sharing and collaboration in the workplace
  • Greater recognition and valuing of different ways to learn in the workplace
  • Encouraging a broader perspective on how learning and development happens and how employees can take advantage of new ways to learn – from traditional class-room based training through social media to team meets for generating and sharing learning
  • Bringing employees from different parts of the business together or partner organisations in to learn from each other

What should I do next?

If you are interested in taking part go to please contact Sharon Williams:  020 8871 8055 or 07768 542 337.  Please e-mail:  edlifelong@wandsworth.gov.uk. Don’t forget to register to receive our Lifelong Learning newsletter which has regular up-dates on the opportunities available.

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