Advice Skills Academy

'Highly Commended' 

for its Learning at Work Week 2019 Activities

Advice Skills Academy has been awarded 'Highly Commended' for the second year running for its Learning at Work Week activities which took place during 13 to 19 May 2019.

Read more about the Learning at Work Week Impact Award Winners 2019 

Learning at Work Week is a national festival that offers an opportunity to promote a love of learning for life through activities that engage and excite and show colleagues how learning enriches their work and home lives.

Under the theme 'Promoting a Learning Culture', Advice Skills Academy was recognised as having a great impact through the learning activities that took place across the ASA partner organisations.

The Learning at Work Week activities in May were the second time ASA had taken part in Learning at Work Week, and the second time for winning a ‘Highly Commended’ award. It’s a fantastic achievement, and our thanks go to all the people who planned, prepared, co-ordinated, and took part in all of the learning activities that were on offer.

Activities on offer in partner organisations during Learning at Work Week 2019 varied, all partners included group activities, online learning, lunchtime activities, advice related learning, wellbeing learning, and craft/hobby related learning:

  • Bake off, sharing recipes, good food good mood; mindfulness, yoga, meditation, brain training, and affirmations jar; vegetarian lunch for National Vegetarian Week.
  • Online stress test; online suicide prevention training; how healthy is your workplace quiz. Online bitesize booklets on resilience; stress; burnout; and positive mindset; blood pressure checking demonstrations.
  • General knowledge quiz; personality profiling and teams; IT support and One Drive workshops; social media workshops;
  • Music and art therapy; paper folding crafts; felt animal making crafts, cross-stitching.
  • EEA nationals right to reside workshop; employment law quiz; ACAS early conciliation; scam awareness; courts and tribunal guides.

Feedback from the Learning at Work Week activities was:

“Learning at Work Week provides staff morale, taking time out with your colleagues and was very therapeutic.”

 “I enjoyed learning new things and interacting with my colleagues. I would like to incorporate some learning into my working week as I find it very stimulating and [makes me] more confident when dealing with clients.”

“Wish we could have Learning at Work Week more often. Really enjoyed it”.

“I enjoyed LAW Week and look forward to 2020.”

Learning at Work Week 2020 – 18 to 24 May 2020

The Learning at Work Week theme in 2020 is 'Learning Journeys' If you want to get involved in Learning at Work Week activities for 2020, then why not have a look at the Campaign for Learning website for some ideas, and then set up a small group in your organisation to start planning.