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Learning at Work Week

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 Learning at Work Week 2021 in green

Learning at Work Week takes place from 17 to 23 May 2021. This year's theme is Made for Learning. 

Learning at Work Week is an important  annual event to build learning cultures at work. It aims to put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of continual learning and development.

To support this the CS Local South West and Wales Talent Network have put together a great series of virtual events to encourage you to to join us to learn, connect and be curious. It is an opportunity for you to think about how you approach your own learning and development. 

Join us to celebrate lifelong learning at work and build learning cultures everywhere!

The sessions can be booked via Eventbrite and cover the following topics:

Monday 17 May 10am to Midday

Developing your career virtually  Open to civil servants in Wales only

Become better at working virtually as a key part of your career development.

This session will be in two parts: 10am to 11am will focus on developing your career virtually and from 11am to Midday we will look at developing your unique career narrative.

The focus of the session is to provide civil servants with a range of techniques and strategies to enable them to use the experience of working throughout a pandemic positively and to allow them to continue to progress in their civil service careers.

The presenter is Phil Denning, a recently retired civil servant who held a range of senior roles in a 15 year civil service career. This was part of a 35 year career as a public educator and trainer. Phil was a member of the FDA National Executive for several years and was the first FDA Lifelong Learning Champion.

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Tuesday 18th May Midday to 1pm


You are warmly invited to join Simon Briggs and Helen Jeffries, who will provide an overview of Neurodiversity. This will include their own lived experience perspectives of their respective neurodivergent strengths and challenges and there will be an opportunity to have your questions answered.

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Thursday 20th May 10am to 11am

South West and Wales Talent Network Panel talk about self development

This panel is hosted by the South West and Wales Talent Network. The overarching topics for the discussions will be panellists from across the grades, discussing their career journey including their own self-development and ways in which they have harnessed the power of self-development to meet their personal and career aspirations.

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Coffee Roulette/ Coffi Cwtsh

We will  be hosting a Coffee Roulette which is open to colleagues to network, collaborate and build resilience. 

The importance of providing opportunities to connect with others: we learn things that enrich our lives, share our talents and skills, discover different perspectives and understand how our organisations work.

The purpose of this exciting session is to create opportunities for like minded civil servants to meet  with a new colleague from a different government department, to share experiences and

to Connect, Share and Swap:

  • how have you progressed your learning during the last 12 months
  • how have you provided learning opportunities for others
  • how do you see your own learning and those of others changing in the future
  • how has your learning community changed

Take some time for you! #gettalking

To register your interest click here.

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