Human Resources to Host Employee Learning Week
Studies have shown that learning on the job is beneficial to employees and the companies for whom they work. That’s why Georgia Tech Human Resources is celebrating Employee Learning Week November 30 through December 4 to highlight the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results.
The week-long event includes opportunities for Georgia Tech faculty and staff to learn new workplace skills and explore courses that Workplace Learning & Professional Development (WLPD) team offers year-round. Employee Learning Week is part of a nationwide campaign created by the Association for Talent Development, and Human Resources hopes to make it an annual event for campus.
“This is our chance to give faculty and staff a fun and effective way to explore some of our learning offerings,” said LaTrese Ferguson, manager of Workplace Learning and Professional Development. “We hope participants will be energized to continue developing themselves professionally and personally.”
To kick off the week, the WLPD Street Team will circle campus on Monday, November 30 with Buzz to promote the following upcoming events:
- Food for Thought: (Tuesday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec. 3) These one-hour workshops will feature interactive cooking demos combined with workplace skill development. With a different topic offered each day, these classes are for those seeking learning opportunities with a delicious twist.
- Seasoned Employee Experience: (Wednesday, Dec. 2) Long-standing employees can feel like new employees again by spending a half-day reconnecting to the mission, vision, and culture of Georgia Tech.
- Service Learning: (Friday, Dec. 4) Participate in a day-long service learning opportunity through a partnership with Junior Achievement. Registered employees will teach young people about money management and business, while learning something about themselves. This event takes place at the Georgia World Congress Center and is limited to the first 50 volunteers.
Learn more and register for Employee Learning Week activities at www.ohr.gatech.edu/learning.