Employee Learning Week FAQs
1. What is Employee Learning Week?
The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) created Employee Learning Week as an opportunity for organizations and chapters to demonstrate their commitment to employee learning and to emphasize the connection between a highly skilled workforce and organizational results.
2. What can I do to recognize it?
Employee Learning Week is the perfect opportunity to focus on your own learning and skills development. Here are a few ideas:
·Attend a course or program that will help you enhance your skills
·Join and become active in a professional organization
·Become a mentor to a colleague in or outside the office
·Learn more about training opportunities in your industry and community
3. If I am in the learning department, what can my organization do that week?
It doesn't have to be complicated or expensive! Here are some ideas:
·Highlight existing learning programs in your organization
·Remind employees about tuition reimbursement benefits
·Hold an education fair or “lunch and learn” to remind employees about training opportunities
·Start an employee learning awards program in your organization
·Send an email to employees each day of the week with a new learning tip
·Insert an email banner into your signature block.
·Involve the CEO or senior executives in recognizing the value learning brings to the organization