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5 Learning and Development Activities For Your Team In 2021

Fostering an environment where learning and development is a priority on your team will support staff members in staying up to date on the latest tools and techniques, as well as providing them with new opportunities to grow in their career.
When working in an office, whether you’re a warehouse worker, a sales associate, or an executive assistant, a key part of your current work experience is the ongoing learning and development process. Today’s workplace requires more training and development to keep up with the changes happening within companies, and to help employees become more effective in their roles. There are a number of different strategies that can be used to learn and develop employees. As the leader of your company, it's your job to gather all the information you can about what ideas and lessons resonate most with employees. And then? You need to share their insights with the rest of your team in a way that will inspire them to stay on track with ongoing learning and development (L&D). If you're the type of person who already has a lot on your plate, this probably seems like an additional task you don't have time for. But guess what—it doesn't have to be that way. With a little planning and brainstorming, educating your team on lifelong learning doesn't have to be tedious or time-consuming. You can make it interesting, fun, and motivating for everyone in the workplace—including yourself. Below are some helpful and easy ideas for teams looking to develop their employees both on and off the job

In this article you will find:

  • 5 Learning and Development Activities for your team in 2021
  • Frequently asked questions about learning and development

5 Learning and Development Activities For Your Team in 2021

Here's a list of learning and development activities to do with your team:

1.Zoom LinkedIn Learning

You will need:

  • Video platform
  • LinkedIn Learning

Description:

Get a small team together and over Zoom go through aLinkedIn learning course. Fill out any discussion or prompts asa team.

2.Skill Sharing (Workshops, Webinars, Masterclass)

You will need:

  • Video platform

Description: 

Have an employee share their skill set and how they’ve got to where they are within a certain field (i.e. have a SeniorMarketing Director share the top 5 things they do to ensure a high-performing email campaign). Highlight different employees' impact on the business in a way that allows employees to learn from their co-workers and create new connections over Zoom.

3.Guest Speaker Series

You will need:

  • Video platform

Description:

Host an employee on a company-wide podcast that can either be broadcasted to all employees over Zoom or can be available for viewing after. Another option is to invite a special speaker (i.e. Nonprofit Executive Director, Small BusinessOwner, etc). Broadcast the interview for employees to watch or listen to after.

4.Book Club

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You will need:

  • Video platform
  • Can be completed as a team or individually

Description:

Split employees into smaller teams and assign each team a book to be completed within a certain time period. The books chosen should be educational or add value to the team reading the book.

5.Employee Educational Resource Bin

You will need:

  • Some recommendations for platforms to store bookmarked videos, podcasts, and articles are Pocket, Dropbox, and Google Drive

Description:

Anything that you would want employees to read, watch, listen to should be stored in one open place that your company email provides access to.

People also ask these questions about learning and development

Here are the answers to the most common questions about learning and development:

1.What is learning and development in the workplace?

Ongoing learning and development refer to both formal and informal education that allows you to expand your skillset to adapt to an ever-changing environment. This can include things like continuous education at a local college or professional development courses or on-job-training.

2.How can ongoing learning and development improve your career?

Ongoing learning and development can contribute to helping your career in several ways. These include:

  • Improved work performance
  • Improved morale
  • Skill improvement

3.How learning and development can improve the workplace?

From a manager's perspective, effective learning in the workplace can make your team more productive and more highly motivated and give them greater satisfaction within their jobs. Ongoing learning helps organizations adapt to changing and increasingly competitive environments.

What you should do now

Whenever you're ready...here are a few ways we can help you:

1. Book a team social event. If you'd like to work with us to have more engaging team events, book an event. Don't know what activity to pick? Use the Team Building Idea Generator for options.

2. If you'd like to learn remote work strategies for free, head to our blog where you'll find several guides and posts.

3. If you'd like to create a offering for companies for a skill that you have, then contact us and let us know.

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