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A Message from ASTD National: Be Part of the Employee Learning Week Excitement!

10/24/2011 12:24 PM | Deleted user

Every year, ASTD National sponsors Employee Learning Week the first full week of December. This year, ELW runs from December 5 though 9. As part of the national organization’s awareness campaign, it puts out an article with some ideas for promoting ELW for our members.


We in Eastern PA are reprinting the article here in full:


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.

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


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

•·         Involve the CEO or senior executives in recognizing the value learning brings to the organization


So, now that you have a few ideas, let us know if you pull any of them through in your place of business. As part of our local Eastern PA chapter promotion, we will recognize your business with a certificate and include you in a local press release.


Contact our VP of Communications, Andy Cook, at  astdepa.communications@gmail.com with a description of your efforts to be recognized by our chapter.

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