Learning At Work Week takes place every May, and is organised by the Campaign for Learning, with the aim of drawing attention to the importance and benefits of learning and training in the workplace.
ULRs often take a central role in organising Learning At Work Week activities as they provide a great opportunity to introduce staff to the benefits of union learning and to launch new learning programmes.
This year, Learning At Work Week will take place from 13th to 19th May, and this year’s theme is Shaping the Future.
UNISON Learning and Organising Services have developed a guide to help you deliver the perfect Learning At Work Week – in it you’ll find:
- a useful planning tool to help you think through all the elements that go to make a successful week
- ideas for different activities you could run
- resources you can use
- other organisations you could work with
- making a communication plan that works
And here are some top tips from some people who know how to make Learning At Work Week work:
Start planning as soon as possible – Jane Eyre, Blackpool Health UNISON
Learning doesn’t have to be formal or work focused. You could run workshops on personal interests such as crafts, languages, or bike maintenance – Gavin McCann, UNISON East Midlands