A learning culture is one in which learning is valued and is embedded across an organisation. It takes time and commitment to establish a learning culture.
Here are some of the ways in which you can encourage and raise awareness of the value of learning:
Investors in People is a quality standard which encourages good practice in the development of people across your organisation. As an externally assessed standard, IiP also provides recognition of your strengths in this area, as well as helping to identify development points. More information is available from the Investors in People website or from the publication “Not for Profit, Fully Professional”.
Leadership – if senior management and line managers can appreciate and become enthusiastic about the value of learning and development for both them and others, this sets the tone for the organisations. Cavendish can help with for ideas and opportunities for leadership development.
People learn a lot from teaching others – encourage people to share what they know with others – in writing, at team meetings, at staff conferences and events, informally
Get involved with initiatives such as Learning at Workday which encourage people to participate in “taster” sessions on topics which may be unrelated to their daily work.
We actively encourage the involvement and interest of all educators and invite you to visit our support program. We hope to be instrumental to encourage more educators to go online and share their professional knowledge.