The Campaign for Learning has the pleasure of announcing the successful organisations in the 2017 Learning at Work Week Impact awards.

Companies use Learning at Work Week to build momentum for learning at work in bold, creative and imaginative ways. The 2017 winners and highly commended organisations show how this can be done brilliantly.

Their integrated learning campaigns for the week supported innovation and cultural shifts in the way colleagues’ view learning, access development and become empowered co-creators of learning at work.

They were all very different events but with the commonality of having a clear purpose and a desire to inspire a passion for learning. Virgin Media’s week leveraged the power of networks by working with their learning ambassadors. Bristol Energy partnered with charities, schools and the people of Bristol city to take learning beyond the workplace.

Other weeks brought their company’s purpose to life. Jagex’s hands-on workshops and inspiring talks promoted product development through the enjoyment of ‘making stuff’. Taylor Vinters’ sessions on entrepreneurialism and innovation helped colleagues get a tangible taster of what their clients do. Sheffield Combined Court System held talks by partners on different aspects of the justice system in a specially designed café space.

The vibrant and ambitious programmes used different ways of learning and communications which intrigued and engaged. GroupM’s Curiosity Camera stimulated colleagues to reflect and think about learning by inviting them to record what makes them curious, as did the ‘wisdom boxes’ of Essex County Council’ ESCA ASC. Edge Hill University’s Learning Services innovated with a new online programme Digiquest to promote digital capability followed by hands-on mini workshops to learn new digital tools.

The value of inviting colleagues to share their skills, talents and passions was also recognised. Global’s week overcame barriers to participation delivering peer-led sessions across its locations. Thomas Cook and Xero used and tested social media as learning platforms to ensure colleagues could participate and share learning wherever they worked. HMCTS London’ events facilitated collaboration between colleagues in different sections, offices and jurisdictions.

This is just a snapshot. You can read more here and see why we and the sponsors and judges from Pearson, OCN London, The Open University Business School, and The Mill think they are worthy winners.

Learning at Work Week 2018 takes place from 14th - 20th May on the theme 'Networked for Learning'