Adult Learner’s Week is here – 1 to 8 September 2019.  This UNESCO initiative is an opportunity to celebrate and champion lifelong learning.

In 2018  the World Economic Forum (WEF) published a report on The Future of Jobs.  The report looked at the role of governments, organisations and individuals in preparing workers for the massive re-skilling required for the future.  While ascribing responsibilities for all parties, they stated that:


I find this statement very empowering.  I don’t need to wait to be trained.  With the internet connecting us to others around the world and to so many resources I can take matters into my own hands.  I’m in charge of my own learning.  This week is an opportunity to raise awareness across our networks and in our organisations about lifelong learning.  To help people to recognise that with the pace of change it’s both imperative and entirely feasible to take charge of their own learning.

To encourage action I’m running the ‘What I Learned Challenge’ this week.  To participate post one thing you learned daily from 1 to 8 September on either Twitter or LinkedIn.  Use the hashtag #whatilearned.  If you post on at least 5 days during this period you will go into a draw to win a copy of Real Learning by Jay Cross.

Simple.  Easy.  Empowering.


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