What mangers have to gain from Learning at Work Day

Thursday
15 May is Learning at Work Day. Here, the event’s organiser, the Campaign for
Learning, explains why managers should get involved.

Make
your management more inspirational

Motivation
and maximising talents are core to the success of every manager. Staff are more
likely to work well if they believe their manager cares and recognises their
varying talents and potential. The event encourages a non-confrontational
exploration of abilities and training needs.

Get
on – and stay on – the learning ladder

The
long-term success of an organisation depends on it becoming a learning
organisation. By getting the whole workforce involved in one day of learning
activities, Learning at Work Day can provide a kick start or booster for
creating a learning culture.

Blow
your organisation’s trumpet

In
today’s competitive recruitment market, attracting and retaining the best
talent is key to maintaining a competitive edge. Learning at Work Day is an
ideal platform to promote your organisation as one committed to staff
development both internally and externally.

Strengthen
your organisation’s foundations

Nearly
everyone can benefit from improving at least one essential skill, but this is
often an awkward subject for both staff and employers to discuss. On Learning
at Work Day, basic skills training can be integrated into the programme of
events providing a safe and non-stigmatising opportunity to help individuals
and the company address gaps.

Expand
your own learning horizons

Managers
have found the day a powerful formula for removing perceived barriers which
exist between sites, departments and teams – having shared interests and being
‘beginners together’ connects them in meaningful way to others. They have also
found it raises awareness and routes to develop their own potential.

Become
a champion for learning

With
Le Meridian Hotels, BAA, T-Mobile and Scottish Power taking part, Learning at
Work Day 2003 looks set to be even bigger than in previous years. This is your
chance to join them and many others in receiving the benefits Learning at Work
Day has to offer.

How
to get involved

Call
0117 966 7755 to receive your free publicity materials, visit www.learningatworkday.com for more
information to start planning for 15 May 2003.

For
further information see the feature Delivering Training on a Shoestring week’s  in this week’s issue of Personnel Today

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