Learning at Work Week is the perfect opportunity for business leaders to invest in their employees’ professional potential. Through specialised training sessions, focusing on the best ways to learn and grow, staff come away with a new outlook on their capabilities.
Struggling with Learning at Work Week ideas? Look no further than a specialist speaker, courtesy of Champions Speakers. These insightful orators hail from several industries, so can impart their wisdom on topics ranging from mental health to teamwork.
Discover our top pick of speakers for Learning at Work Week below.
What is ‘Learning at Work Week’?
Learning at Work Week is an annual event that helps business leaders “build learning cultures” in their workplace. Organisers offer helpful resources and guided seminars on professional development, presented in a fun, innovative way.
Last year, Learning at Work Week 2020 explored the importance of mental health in the workplace, the entrepreneurial mindset and how to be an active learner. The event was held virtually due to the pandemic and allowed international audiences to take part in the informative sessions.
Learning at Work Week 2021 will take place from the 17th to the 23rd of May, and the theme will be Made for Learning.
The event will encourage businesses to invest in learning as a vehicle for personal development, by highlighting our human capacity to learn. From critical thinking to creativity, Learning at Work Week explores the key skills needed to grow as a professional.
Discover our top pick of speaking topics perfect for your Learning at Work Week event, below:
Diversity & Inclusion
When all employees feel included and respected, they are more likely to grow as professionals. Diversity and inclusion speakers teach audiences how to value each other’s differences as sources of innovation.
Recognised as the first female CEO of Lloyd’s of London and an openly bisexual businesswoman, Inga Beale is a pioneer of workplace representation. Her powerful speeches discuss how she disrupted the company’s 328-year long history of male leaders, and the role inclusion plays in harnessing the power of learning.
Many know Derek Redmond as the history-making Olympian who crossed the finish line despite his injury. However, off the track, Derek suffered racist remarks and microaggressions from all manner of people, an experience that shapes his speeches to this day. At events, he explores how workplace inclusion can unleash untapped potential in employees.
Leadership & Team Cohesion
Without strong leadership and team cohesion, the momentum generated from Learning at Work Week will quickly dissipate, replaced by the status quo. To sustain the lessons learned from this powerful event, invest in a leadership and team cohesion speaker.
Carey Lohrenz, the first female F-14 Tomcat pilot, is an expert on leadership and teamwork in the workplace. Her speeches explore how to get the most from your colleagues, using teambuilding methods to build interpersonal connections. Influenced by her vast experiences, Carey crafts the groundwork upon which workplace teams can thrive.
In 2010, Bonita Norris became the youngest British woman to summit Mount Everest, a story she retells through both her book, The Girl Who Climbed Everest, and her public speeches. Having worked in a close team during the mentally demanding task of climbing a mountain, she learned the importance of supporting one another to learn and grow.
Innovating the Future
Innovation goes hand in hand with learning, as a creative mindset leads to new and exciting ideas. With one eye on the future, innovation speakers teach audiences how to apply their unique perspective to projects and create the “next big thing”.
Dave Coplin is one of the most powerful keynote speakers available to book. As the Chief Envisioning Officer of Microsoft, he pioneered exciting projects and pushed the boundaries of technology, a testament to his innovative mind. Dave’s speeches teach audiences how to turn their ideas into actions, through innovation.
Martin Eberhard is credited with founding the industry-disrupting brand, Tesla, in 2003. He was the company’s first CEO, a role he held until 2008 and was responsible for building its reputation for innovation. When booked for events, Martin promotes the power of creativity in the pursuit of learning, an essential topic for Learning at Work Week.
Mental Resilience & Wellbeing
Wellbeing must be a top priority in your business, as mentally resilient employees have the capacity to learn and grow. Use Learning at Work Week as an opportunity to invest in your workplace’s wellbeing, with a mental health speaker.
To many, Kelly Holmes appeared to be living the sporting high life, with multiple Olympic Gold medals to her name. However, under the surface, Kelly battled with her demons, a fight that now drives her to destigmatise mental health issues. The perfect speaker for Learning at Work Week, Kelly discusses how a lack of wellbeing can limit an employee’s ability to learn.
Martine Wright’s story is one in a million. She was injured by the 7/7 bombing attack, having been trapped in the blast, an experience that changed her life forever. Since then, she has shown incredible resilience to carve a Paralympic career, overcoming her trauma through sport. Martine learned how to live with her disability, an inspiring achievement.
With growth, comes change. To prepare your employees for the evolution of workplace culture, industry developments and personal learning, hire a change management speaker to discuss their strategies for adaption.
While Kevin Gaskell grew such successful brands as Lamborghini and BMW, he consistently invested in his team’s change management skills. Events like Learning at Work Week can lead to new workplace culture, so arm your employees with the skills needed to adapt by booking a business speaker like Kevin Gaskell.
Jim Lawless is an internationally celebrated expert on change management. He has worked with such brands as Virgin and Apple, a testament to Jim’s undeniable knowledge and experience. When booked for events, he can turn a stagnant workplace into a flexible and adaptable force of corporate nature.
Book a Speaker for ‘Learning at Work Week’ 2021
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Having completed a Masters degree in Creative Writing, Megan joined Champions Speakers in 2019. She is found regularly contributing to the company blog where she discusses everything from the latest news to self-improvement, as well as contributing t... Read more
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