Employee Learning Week
Employee Learning Week 2013
December 2-6, 2013 is Employee Learning Week
Connecting – Collaborating - Learning
Join the ASTD Puget Sound Chapter in celebrating Employee Learning Week. Connect with your training peers, collaborate on training best practices and learn more about how to make organizations more effective and efficient.
Employee Learning Week is an annual, national awareness campaign highlighting the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results. Employee Learning Week is about acknowledging what’s at stake when learning investments are legitimized or leveraged effectively and really celebrating it when they are. It’s about helping stakeholders of our knowledge and service based economy harness the power of learning for common prosperity.
The goals of Employee Learning Week are to:
1. Build awareness of the “skills gap” problem and its consequences to individuals, organizations, our country.
2. Empower stakeholders to demonstrate commitment to effective learning efforts.
3. Provide “how to” guidance and resources that help stakeholders demonstrate commitment.
4. Raise public awareness of the ASTD organization.
5. Facilitate the creation of collaborative solutions to a collective issue.
What can I do to support Employee Learning Week?
1. Participate as a speaker for our “2013 Champions of Learning” best practices event on December 3rd, Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Speaker positions are now filled!
2. Join the City of Seattle and Snoqualmie who have signed an Employee Learning Week proclamation already.
Local agencies are being asked to sign an Employee Learning Week proclamations indicating that signify to you and your community that you support learning and development. By signing an ELW proclamation, you are a role model to your community as a training leader.
If you have any questions on this, please contact Sandra Wong at Sandra.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to promote Employee Learning Week in your organization, check out the Employee Learning Week Campaign Playbook at: http://www.astdps.org/GetInvolved
Additional information for download: ELW_2012.pdf
If you have any questions on this, please contact Sandra Wong at 206.684.7608 or at Sandra.email@example.com
|Frequently Asked Questions
What is ELW?
Employee Learning Week is ASTD's national awareness campaign to highlight the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results. It is a time to demonstrate a commitment to this connection. As stakeholders of workforce development, it's a time to energize one another and rededicate ourselves to employee learning.
|When is it?
Employee Learning Week takes place yearly in December.
| Where is it??
Employee Learning Events can happen anywhere. Hold events in your office, plan a special off-site program, or send highlighted Employee Learning tips during the week.
Training is more important now than ever before. The growing skills gap and the increased need to compete in today’s economy require organizations to develop a knowledgeable and highly skilled workforce. Employee Learning Week is the perfect opportunity for your organization to get involved and highlight their commitment to learning and development.
Check out the Bridging the Skills Gap Report by Pat Galagan.
Who can and should participate?
All organizations are encouraged to recognize Employee Learning Week by rededicating themselves to employee learning and highlighting its link to organization results. This includes (but is not limited to):
- Learning Professionals
- Organizaitonal Leaders
- Public and Private Sector Leaders
- Policy Makers
What does it look like when the impact of a skills gap is effectively addressed? Check out a Puget Sound Success story shared by Eric Hahn of General Plastics during an ASTD Puget Sound Chapter Creativity SIG. Featured on YouTube, the clip illustrates core principles for successfully Bridging the Skills Gap and ASTD's vision for the workforce in action.