We asked you what will happen in your workplace and around the country for Learning at Work Week 2019.  Here's a flavour so far of the great events and activities that you have planned. If you'd like to be included, let us know . You can also find national activities and opportunities here. We will be tweeting your posts too on @lawweekwire with the tag #learningatworkweek so watch out for more great activities on twitter too.


Employees at the Carey Group, a leading engineering, construction and resource recovery business, are being encouraged to reflect on their own learning and make a learning pledge for the week. The pledges will then be supported through blended learning and learning social groups. The activity aims to highlight that learning doesn’t have to be formal or classroom based; there are many different ways we can learn, including from our peers. They will be sharing learning tools throughout the week and stories from their employees about their own career paths, what they have learnt on the way and what they are looking forward to in the future.

allpay will be shaping the future by delivering bitesize individual and group learning through its new LMS - all Learn. Colleagues can take part in personal development activities, find out about consumer financial crime and learn through virtual reality.

                    

Canon (UK) is running Learning at Work Week at its offices across the UK and Ireland. At its Woodhatch Head Office colleagues can take part in a Meetings Masterclass, find out about mentoring, wellbeing and healthy eating, and improve their photography skills. Canon's Learning @ Work Champions across its offices in Romford, Elstree, Coalville, Dublin, Cambridge and Livingston will be delivering Learning at Work Week for colleagues at the same time and at other times during the year.

Citizens Advice Halton has activities every day during Learning at Work Week. On Bake Off day colleagues will share recipes and tips for favourite foods and take part in online learning and quizzes on the theme of food. To support wellbeing, there will be lunctime mindfulness sessions and crafting. Staff will be able to brush up on the numeracy skills on National Numeracy Day. To finish the week, colleagues can take part in bring your hobby to work day including learning how to make felt animals.

Paladone are running a series of events aimed at supporting their people to get the best from learning - from looking at their own learning preferences to using the company's own Insights Tool. Managers will learn how to use coaching to embed a learning culture with workshops and resources.

Global Marine Group, a leading subsea installation and maintenance company operating in the telecoms, renewables and oil & gas sector, are offering colleagues the chance to take a Virtual Reality tour of a vessel, learn how to create professional video using a smartphone and design its own office of the future for its Learning at Work Week. In addition they are offering a wealth of digital learning and three 90 minute bite sized learning workshops which will support innovation, change management and personal improvement.

Yeti training, kickboxing, wine tasting and job swaps are just some of the activities taking place for Hotel Cafe Royal's Learning at Work Week. The week aims to promote the hotel's five values of Exceptional Focus, Discerning Individuality, Balanced Perspective, Forward Thinking and Joie de Vivre. Colleagues in departments across the hotel can take part in 5 minute training sessions on topics they choose from spinning a wheel. They will listen to the head sommelier talk about wine and take part in job swaps across 21 departments. To boost digital skills staff can take part in personalised Apple workshop hosted at the Apple shop in Regents Street. A ten week English class will be launched for colleagues looking to improve their spoken and written English. Daily emails will highlight fun and business topics such as the future of hospitality.

The Piper Group will run workshops, facilitated TED Talks and discussions for Learning at Work Week. Speed meetings will help their colleagues to connect. There will be leadership panels and fitness activities.

Chartered Accountants Bishop Fleming in Exeter will be exploring the Office of the Future, wellbeing and mental health at work through group discussion and social learning.

On Agency helps clients smash their fundraising targets. Their team have arranged a host of activities for Learning at Work Week including daily awe practices to improve mood and help colleagues think more critically. There will be masterclasses on giving feedback, typography and behavioural economics on leveraging anger. Other sessions include pottery classes, beginners yoga, gardening and how to solve cryptic crosswords The whole agency will take part in a 'Design the future' workshop.

The Fairtrade Foundation are running many events to shape the future. The week will start with a talk from the CEO and Senior Leadership Team on the importance and benefits of learning. Colleagues can take part in interactive sessions, Q&A presentations, social networking events and visit internal and external speakers at stands. Staff and volunteers will meet and get to know directors with social lunches, speed networking and an interactive ball pit. To boost skills across the business, there will be sessions on volunteering, project management, career coaching and innovation amongst others. To improve wellbeing, colleagues can access resources, meet puppies for puppy therapy and set life goals. A focus on strategy, will see staff discuss information on monitoring and evaluation; and the future of campaigning and fundraising for the charity.

Staples UK, for the second year running, will be celebrating Learning at Work week with a plethora of activities across its three sites, from creative thinking to cooking curry and everything in between. A week of one hour workshops are being delivered by members of Staples' Leadership Team and other willing volunteers.

Pearson's Learning at Work Week will have a range of activities to look at future skills to shape the market. Sessions include a live webinar with Pearson's Chief Strategy Officer; a live chat with a Pearson author and a TEDx talk from one of Pearson's SVP. Colleagues will be able to find out about and discuss the Race at Work Charter. There will also be an introduction to clinical hypnotherapy, Braintrust training and a Hackney Pirates lunch & learn.

The Cambridge Network are running two events open to employers. On Wednesday 15th May, Apprenticeship Day will take place at Hauser Forum, Cambridge the home of Cambridge Network. Speakers from industry and education will explain how apprenticeships have benefited them. A range of workshops will provide insights and tools to enhance businesses and working lives. On 17th May, Cake and HR are hosting a conference exploring the future of the world of work at Duxford Imperial Museum. The day includes 8 workshops on how changes will affect the workforce and shape the skills needed.

Knowledge Officer are holding a hosting a free event in London on Wednesday 15th May for colleagues responsible for driving a learning strategy at work. Three talks will cover the use of data for finding out how people learn at work and supporting personalised career progression; and evidence-based approaches to education technology. Find out more and book your place

Artemis Marketing's Learning at Work Week will see the launch of its monthly social and 'knowledge sharing' breakfast. During the week itself there will be TED Talks and breakfast smoothies before work. Colleagues will be asked to pin up 'learning aspirations butterflies' to record work and personal learning aspirations. Leaders at the firm will be talking about the future and lunch-time sessions will cover different aspects of the business. There will be training on life saving and using a defibrillator. For aspiring card players, colleagues will be able to take part in beginners basic poker sessions. The week will be rounded off with an in-house lunch to share what everyone has learned with Learning at Work Week takeaways!

Law firm Taylor Vinters' Learning at Work Week will be busier than ever. As this week coincides with Mental Health Awareness week their programme is based around Shaping the Future for a Healthier Workplace which recognises that their people are the future. They have lots of wellbeing sessions planned such as Prioriting Youself, 5 Habits to Healthy, Building Resilience and Kick the Sugar. Taylor Vinters' Tribe have been passionate about organising their own events and will be leading on a mental health awareness book club launch and a TEDTalk and demonstration on the Headspace App. For their busy parents there is a session on how to protect their children online. Many of Taylor Vinters' activities this year will support their Trainee cohort In their ambitious project, CSR2020, which aims to deliver 20 activities before they qualify in 2020 to raise mental health awareness. The 3 beneficiaries of their charities are Centre 33, Mind CPSL and Papyrus which are charities local to Taylor Vinters' Cambridge and London offices. And, as always, Taylor Vinters plan to have fun during Learning at Work Week too with planned Smoothie bike and Step Challenges in aid of our chosen charities.



John Lewis in Cardiff is running workshops for its partners on a range of topics to stimulate creativity, sustainability and wellbeing. Colleagues will be able to learn how they can support people with communication difficulties. Keep Wales Tidy will be delivering activities and a talk on sustainability at home and work, and a travel to work workshop will look at the personal and eco benefits of sharing travel and using public transport. JD Gyms will run a workshop for colleagues looking to improve their wellbeing.

Corporate investment and incubation firm BCG Digital Ventures will shape the future with activities that will focus on a key competency each day. Colleagues can take part in a Learning & Development fair with ‘agile’ bite-size learning sessions. The learning workshops on offer includes Virtual Speech - presenting with virtual reality technology, managing risks whilst building a business, pitching skills, and how to use strengths in a team setting.

  

Baillie Gifford’s third Learnfest is a full week of learning on different themes including communication and preparing for the future. Colleagues can take part in ‘The art and science of clear communication’, ‘Powerful feedback conversations’ and ‘Future proofing your relationships’.

Learning at Work Week at The Law Society this year is going to support staff’s ‘Learning for the Future’ & being their ‘Healthy Self’. Its people will have opportunities to attend sessions that are aligned to its change programme principles which will allow them to become more member focussed, be one brilliant team, embrace & use digital tools, have one effective plan & one efficient way of working. Sessions to support mental health awareness will allow them to unleash their creativity by unwinding with arts & crafts, attend a pets as therapy session and share & open up about mental health issues. The week will be supported by online learning via the ‘Genius Hour’ – each day The Law Society will spotlight a recommended app or toolkit to help them learn everyday and unlock their potential.

Acro are fully embracing the ‘Shaping the Future’ theme which will encourage everyone to think about how to be ready to move into the future.There will be a different focus each day - from dealing with change and continuous improvement through building on the right foundations to career agility. Colleagues will deliver two mini workshops a day and a thinktank to review key processes, gather ideas and come up with tangible solutions to improve business effectiveness and efficiency. During the week, new learning resources and National Numeracy Day will be promoted. The week will also see the launch of Acro's new Operations Production Training Room and celebrate Acro's full trained Mental Health First Aiders in recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Week.

Photobox Group’s ‘The Soul Carnival’ will combine a festival of learning and Mental Health Awareness Week. Each day will be themed with learning activities designed to promote good practice for positive mental health. There will be mindfulness training each day, Street Gym, and a lunch & learns on Imposter Syndrome and the Future of Work alongside spotlight videos and daily learning pathways. The headline act for the Soul Carnival will be the #LearnFest event which will crowdsource the skills, hobbies and talents of colleagues, who will learn from and teach others.

   

Chartered surveyors and Property Consultants Fisher German are running a theme parked week called the “Fisher German Learning Wonderland” to engage all colleagues across the firm in learning and stimulate curiosity.  Fisher German have created theme park posters and theme park maps which incorporate different sectors of the business as the different areas of the theme park.  Everyday colleagues across the firm will engage in different types of learning which will be linked back to the theme park e.g. House of mirrors day in the Residential Ravine.  This day is aimed at colleagues who would like to reflect on their own learning style by completing a short questionnaire.  The results will then indicate what type of learner the individual is and can also be used across teams. Everyday will have a different theme, with the penultimate day of the week seeing the Ashby office boardroom being turned into the “Fisher German Learning Wonderland”.  Colleagues will join in for a day of fun, games, prizes, treats and a look at what the future of learning looks like for Fisher German.

Colleagues at Edinburgh Leisure will go digital for Learning at Work Week. They can take part in daily digital challenges and gain digital badges. The challenges include; uploading a profile picture to their learning account, checking and updating personal details on their online HR accounts and digitally recognising a colleague for their performance on our online platform. They will also be able to refresh and learn new skills in using digital platforms and tools.

    

Cambria for Business, part of Coleg Cambria, are holding an employer breakfast on 17th May to showcase how Airbus, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, DECA and DRB Engineering have and continue to shape their employees future through learning at work. They will be relaunching their extended project "Skills for Employers and Employees" (SEE) and highlighting the funding and opportunities available for employers to build a skilled and adaptable workforce - for more information email Cambria for Business.

Queens Cross Housing Association colleagues will be able to take part in a job shadowing opportunity in the association’s different departments and other external organisations. Alongside fun activities, there will be workshops throughout the week on topics such as self-reflection, taking ownership of your own learning, text speak, Stonewall allies programme, and the EFQM excellence model.

The University of Kent will be celebrating diversity, promoting wellbeing and encouraging learning for all staff and students. Under the banner, 'Belong and Grow - it's your BAG' week the university will be running 40 events bringing together EDI and Mental Health awareness, Learning at Work week, Deaf awareness week, International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and the staff networks.

Toy retailer The Entertainer is holding a series of ‘lunch & learns’ with Board Members. Colleagues will be able to hear from guest speakers and in-house experts and take part in The Entertainer’s own ‘secret cinema’,as well as complete new eLearning courses to win limited edition digital badges.

Coventry Building Society will be celebrating Learning at Work Week with personal growth awards, training opportunities and e-learning. The L&D team will be visiting all sites to collect and share top tips for shaping the future.

Learning at Work Week at Ark will promote its value of ‘keep learning’ and focus on collaboration, technology and communication. Colleagues will hear about the leadership team’s own recent learning experiences, find out about useful apps from tech-savvy members of the central team, and take part in learning sessions over lunch to hear about Ark’s office of the future. Staff will also have the chance to visit Ark’s schools to improve understanding and support working relationships in different locations.
 

     

This year Edge Hill University will be celebrating Learning at Work Week by bringing together three services (Library and Learning Services, Student Services and Careers) in our newly opened Catalyst building at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk. With over 200 members of staff under one roof, Learning at Work Week is a great opportunity for the three services to come together, get to know each other and most importantly have fun learning! Creative workshops, informative sessions and activities will be taking place all week throughout Catalyst. With 28 sessions taking place throughout the week, there are lots of opportunities for staff to have fun, be creative, get inspired and learn. Creative sessions include: ‘Creative Card Making’, ‘Quick and easy vegan cookery’ and ‘Pocket Photography’. In a new building, with lots of staff, this is a great opportunity to encourage collaborative learning and networking. A range of informative sessions will take place, where individual departments can inform other teams about their department and showcase their skills and expertise. Learning at Work Week will also see the launch of DigiQuest 2.0, an online course designed to support and develop staff's digital skills and capabilities. Staff have also had the opportunity to volunteer to be photographers and writers throughout the week, capturing stories and memories in the form of poems, videos and photographs. The team are aiming to make this the best Learning at Work Week ever!

IT Distributor Westcoast are on a ‘Mission to Learn’ for Learning at Work Week with their nationwide space themed events. Colleagues can come and meet their Talent & Development team at the Mission Command Centre where they can find out more about all of the learning opportunities available to them, find out more about the Talent and Development vision and take part in fun activities and competitions throughout the week.


IT product and services reseller XMA are on a ‘Mission to Learn’ for Learning at Work Week with their nationwide space themed events. Colleagues can come and meet their Talent & Development team at the Mission Command Centre where they can find out more about all of the learning opportunities available to them, find out more about the Talent and Development vision and take part in fun activities and competitions throughout the week.