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  Employee Learning Week 2014      
December 1-5, 2014

 Champions of Learning

December 2nd, 2014 6 - 8 pm at the 2100 Building

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Frequently Asked Questions



2014 ELW Intent to Submit

Do you have a training best practice that you’re proud of and want to share with your peers? Each presenter  will have 10 minutes to share their best practice. A panel of judges will recognize the top 10 presentations, but only 3 will have a chance to go head-to-head on Tuesday, December 2nd to claim their right to the title of Champion of Learning! Peers will vote on their favorite presentation! Enter for a chance to win a title and other great prizes! Click here for more details.  

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.

Why participate?
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

Get Inspired!

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.


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