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TrainingZone’s quick guide to Learning at Work day


So, how do you get started and join in the fun? Here are ten easy to implement suggestions for encouraging learning in your workplace:-

* Ask a colleague for 30 minutes coaching on something you've
been meaning to learn for the past few months.

* Get down to Waterstone's and browse for a practical book
on a topic where you know you are out-of-date.

* Post an offer to act as a mentor as your company's bulletin
board, noticeboard or learning centre.

* Make sure that 'Learning at Work' is on this week's agenda
for this week's team / departmental meeting

* Take five minutes to jot down a learning log about a recent
experience: what happened? what did you learn from it?
how does this connect to other learning? how can you use it
in future?

* Organise with colleagues to hold a practice review session
around a current piece of work

* Get out of your normal workplace and visit another one - find
something which they do that would improve your work.

* Take ten minutes to pull out a professional journal from the
bottom of your in-tray and discover something new

* Make out a learning plan with goals and proposals for the
next six months.

* Do something (anything!) different ... a different kind of
lunch, a different route home, a different relaxation ...

PS. A LearningWire wrote recently to say he had become a converted lifelong learner ten years ago and now had a log with 1,068 entries. "I started it because I recognised I was an unskilled learner and that as a 19 scoring Activist in Honey and Mumford terms, I needed structure and discipline to get me to reflect. My method is simple: one sheet of A4 broken into headings of significant experience, what happened?; conclusions; actions, and when?"

So, 'What have you learned today?'


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