BITE-size learning is best bet

Sample learning sessions are proving to be the most successful formula for making the most of Learning at Work Day, according to employers.

As the build-up towards this year’s event on 26 May begins, organisers Campaign for Learning have said that IT-based sessions are the most popular, followed by stress-busting or relaxation sessions.

“The most popular activities are a mix of different bite-size sessions,” said CFL chief executive Susie Parsons. “They are successful because tentative learners often prefer to sample a variety of activities, rather than commit to one in-depth session.”

Learning at Work Day is now in its seventh year. Campaign for Learning reported that 6,000 organisations took part in last year’s event, engaging 960,000 employees in the day’s activities.

“It is not a one-off gimmick,” said Parsons, pointing out that 77 per cent of all participating organisations provide further learning opportunities, and of these, at least 47 per cent reported take-up from employees.

www.learningatworkday.com
www.campaignforlearning.org.uk



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