04.12.2012 General Business, Leadership and Leadership Development, Talent Management and Development No Comments

Employee Learning Week 2012 is December 3 – 7

Each year for the past several, the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) promotes workplace learning and performance through the declaration of Employee Learning Week (ELW). Each year, I try to participate as a “Champion of Learning.” Here’s a link to ASTD’s ELW site, and here’s one to the Central NY ASTD chapter’s site with information about what ELW is and how organizations around the country and the CNY region are recognizing it.

This year, I’m intending to tweet and email a daily “ELW Quote of the Day;” I’ll attend and chair the Onondaga-Madison School Boards Association Annual Meeting where the keynoter will discuss “Linking Workforce Development and Public Education;” I’ll present a client workshop on leadership, and coach two executive clients; and I’ll attend a sales training session presented by my friends at Peak Performance. The book I’m reading this week is “Good Business: Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning” by Mihayl Csikszentmihalyi. (Csikszentmihalyi’s story of escape from Nazi-occupied Hungary and eventual immigration to the United States during WWII is fascinating and inspirational, and is a lesson in learning itself. He taught himself English, eventually earned his Ph. D. in Psychology, and became, perhaps, the most renowned expert on what he termed “flow” and how it impacts individual creativity and organizational performance.)

Think about ways you can enhance your learning, and how you can impact learning in your organization and for your clients this week.

Celebrate Employee Learning Week 2012!

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