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Learning at Work Week Impact Award


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The Learning at Work Week Impact Award
''Innovation in Learning and Development''

Innovation in Learning and Development helps drive growth, increase engagement, and provide opportunities where there may have been constraints for businesses and employees. By innovating, companies can change the way they provide and drive learning at work to help their business and employees to overcome challenges, adapt to change and think differently.

Learning at Work Week is a fantastic opportunity to think outside of the box and try something new in order to develop people and provide opportunities for learning in your organisation. The Impact Award for Learning at Work Week recognises one large* organisation and one SME** organisation that best demonstrates how their Learning at Work Week activities used innovation to find ways of developing people and providing opportunities for learning.

Judges will look for evidence of how you designed your Learning at Work Week activities to address challenges or issues for learning and development and how this supports the wider business. Your innovation could be anything that you did differently to do this, including testing new approaches to learning, formats for learning, technology, the way you communicated your learning offer and engaged colleagues, working with suppliers, or new partnerships. The winner will receive a special trophy to recognise their achievement.

2021 Winners

Sophie Austin, UK Site & Brand Manager, said:

“We were blown away with the entries from EY and OSB Group this year. 

We read lots of entries discussing the switch from classroom to online learning, but only EY began with this question, and one that we think is so important: how do we encourage people who are already fighting screen fatigue or feeling overwhelmed to engage in learning? 

Their approach was to simplify, break it down and make learning feel doable again. By adding achievements to their learning activities and by making the time commitment flexible for their learners, they empowered their learners to try new things and to make instant progress, which is no mean feat.

We were particularly impressed with the element of personalisation in their learners' journeys, and that is why we're awarding EY with this year's Learning at Work Week Impact Award for Large Organisations

We were truly impressed with OSB's entry, and that is why we're awarding them with this year's Learning at Work Week Impact Award for Small and Medium Organisation.

Having never run virtual events before OBS grabbed the bull by the horns and delivered a series of workshops and events that could help all of their employees, no matter where they were based, no matter what kind of work they did.

It was the impact of this inclusive approach to learning that really stood out to us, as well as the acknowledgement that employees in different countries needed different support, and this was reflected in the impressive range of workshops on offer. 

Our heartfelt congratulations to all those involved with the organisation of Learning at Work Week as well as to all those who participated!”

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021

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