To celebrate National Learning at Work Day on 17th May, Brightwave is offering a series of free live online learning sessions to help organisations grow their learning skills and cultivate talent. Run by the Campaign for Learning, Learning at Work Day is an annual awareness campaign that promotes and supports workplace learning events across the UK, highlighting the importance of workplace learning and skills.
Running at 11am each morning (Monday 14th to Friday 18th May), the free sessions will provide practical skills for daily business tasks. Covering a range of topics, from 'chairing meetings effectively' to 'maximising your impact at work', the bite-sized sessions offer people a chance to learn something new in a new way, from the comfort of their own desks.
The sessions will be delivered via LiveTime Learning, Brightwave's award-winning, fully managed interactive learning channel, using web conferencing technology and expert trainers.
In support of the 'learning for growth' theme of this year's Learning at Work Day campaign, Brightwave is encouraging organisations to participate in the sessions and interact, share and gain knowledge with people from other organisations as well as their own.
The free sessions are not only an excellent opportunity for L&D teams to get involved themselves, but present an ideal opportunity to involve colleagues throughout the business. Brightwave is providing a handy comms pack to support this effort, designed to work alongside existing learning plans to encourage people to get involved across the organisation.
Schedule of events
Each session starts at 11am (GMT), lasts 20 minutes and is completely free.
The sessions are;
Monday 14th May - Chairing meetings effectively
Tuesday 15th May - Maximise your impact at work
Wednesday 16th May - 5 things you can do to motivate your people
Thursday 17th May - Using your voice effectively
Friday 18th May - How to write more persuasively
Charles Gould, Brightwave's Managing Director, said of the programme: "For the third year running, we're delighted to celebrate and support the efforts of Learning at Work Day. In a live debate we hosted at Learning Technologies in January, we asked the question 'How is the role of the learning designer changing?' The answer 'Foster continuous learning' came back loud and clear. This demonstrates a focus within the L&D community to help people become autonomous learners, and in doing so, improve the conditions for lifelong learning. It's sessions like these that provide those working in L&D with an excellent opportunity to boost organisational skills in key business areas at the same time".
Tricia Hartley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Learning, reinforces the inclusive nature of National Learning at Work Day: "Our particular interest is trying to get people involved in learning in the workplace who wouldn’t normally take part, doing that by a whole variety of means. So it might be running taster sessions in the workplace, job swaps, job shadowing or team building. It can be whatever feels sensible for the particular organisation".
Video interview with Campaign for Learning's Chief Executive
As part of Brightwave's 'What a difference' videos series, Tricia Hartley talks about Campaign for Learning and how organisations can get involved with National Learning at Work Day. Watch the video on the Brightwave YouTube channel.