Unit4 Learning Festival 2021: making learning a daily habit
Focusing the mind on learning can help us all to build resilience, new skills, and mental agility. Qualities everyone needs – especially in virtual and sometimes lonely times like this. Yet at the same time we don’t want to force our people to spend even more time attending lengthy sessions behind their laptop.
That’s why we’re currently hosting our first ever learning festival.
Through the festival we offer our people an opportunity to connect with each other, explore new ideas and concepts, and make ongoing learning part of their daily routine. Sessions are designed to be integrated into the course of a normal working day, and last between 30 minutes and 2 hours – just enough time to spark curiosity and give our attendees a feel of the topic and how they can make use of what they’ve learned in their day-to-day lives. Topics range from living consciously, to having a more courageous attitude towards conversations, to boosting cloud skills, to leading innovation in your teams and much more...
In keeping with the times, we’re hosting the festival virtually. So far, we’ve had over 3,000 registrations, and our people have engaged in over 2,000 cumulative hours of learning on topics spanning preserving and improving their mental health and in-depth looks at our products and what they can do.
Everyone is welcome to attend – and we’ve still got a whole week of sessions ahead of us. And to keep the learning going, we’re curating a variety of supplementary materials that’ll help our people to continue their exploration of each topic after they’ve finished the initial training session.
We’re taking this approach to help bridge the gap between the new remote-working reality and the collaborative learning environment we encouraged in our offices. Because the kind of on-site spontaneity in sharing knowledge and the hosting of face-to-face training sessions in more specialized topics are unlikely to be possible for some time, it’s our responsibility to ensure that our people have every opportunity to keep their minds sharp and to stay connected with the company and each other.