Reflection: Learning at Work Week 2018

In celebration of Learning at Work Week 2018 (14th-20th May) a jam packed week of events were planned for staff and students at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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The week long event showcased the wide range of opportunities which are available to Trust staff to support development and further study. From bite size education sessions to IT skills to health and wellbeing sessions there was something on offer for everyone.

This year the MY library team ran a small number of ‘​How to search literature effectively’ sessions, using the Health Education England eLearning for Healthcare literature searching eLearning modules (which we have previously blogged about here).

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The library team agree that the activity sessions were a success and may be something we could repeat in the future.. watch this space!

Attendees of our activity sessions thought that the eLearning modules were ‘very useful’. One attendee even asked if they could continue to work on the eLearning modules after the session had finished (and of course we said yes!)

As well as supporting the MY library sessions, during the week I also attended one of Organisation Development’s bite size education sessions, which I found to be very useful and informative. In the near future I plan to  look into their other education sessions too, to see if there is anything to support my personal development.

If you weren’t able to attend the Learning at Work Week event but would like some help getting started with the e-LfH literature searching modules, why not pick up our ‘getting started’ guide from the MY staff library? The library team are also on hand to help with any queries you may have.

Until next time…

Natasha 😀

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Upcoming event: Learning at Work Week 2018

Learning at Work Week is an annual event which shines a spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development at work. The theme for 2018 is ‘‘Connected for Learning’ and The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust are offering staff the chance to participate in a range of taster sessions on a variety of topics, from getting started with social media to mindfulness workshops.

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This year the MY staff library will be showing staff how to search literature effectively, using NHS Health Education England’s ‘How to search literature effectively’ eLearning modules. There are currently six bite-sized modules available, which provide a useful introductory overview to literature searching (we’ve blogged about them in more detail here). Staff can sign up to complete just the one module, or all six if they wish.

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The MY staff library ‘How to search  literature effectively’ sessions will take place on Monday 14th May 2018 in the library (housed in Trust HQ & Education Centre, PGH). Places are available to book on the following 30 minute sessions: 9.30am, 10.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am and 12.00pm. To book a place, or for more information, please contact us.

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For more information about Learning at Work Week 2018 at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, please visit the MY staff intranet.

Reflection: Many Ways to Learn Event 2017

Wednesday 31st May 2017 was the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust ‘Many Ways to Learn event, in celebration of Learning at Work Week 2017.

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The event was an opportunity to showcase the wide range of opportunities which are available to Trust staff to support development and further study. From information on a range of free online courses, information on learning/development opportunities within the Trust to representatives from Huddersfield University & The Open University who were on hand to provide information and advice to staff interested in further study.

The Occupational Health team ran a range of health & wellbeing sessions throughout the day, including sessions on mindfulness and stress awareness. The event also included taster sessions in British Sign Language from Topp Language Solutions, flower arranging & even origami. There definitely was something for everyone 😀

During the event members of the library team ran a number of activity sessions which helped attendees learn how to use Canva, set up a Twitter account & get started on Facebook.

 

The sessions were delivered on a one to one basis, which we found to be the most effective teaching method (due to the amount of information to share). This also allowed us to tailor our sessions to suit the needs of individuals. The library team agree that the activity sessions were a success and may be something we could repeat in future… watch this space!

Here’s some of the feedback we received from our session attendees:

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If you weren’t able to attend the Many Ways to Learn event but would like some help getting started with Canva, Twitter or Facebook our social media help guides can be downloaded here.

Until next time…

Natasha 😀

Save the date! Many Ways to Learn Event

Celebrate Learning at Work Week 2017 by joining us at the “Many Ways to Learn”  event, which aims to highlight the importance and the benefits of learning and development at work.

The event is open to all staff across the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust & will take place on 31st May, from 12 noon until 8pm at Trust HQ & Education Centre.

During the event we will be offering activity sessions to help you get started with Facebook,Twitter & Canva (a free graphic design tool which can be used to create leaflets,posters & social media graphics). All library activity sessions will take place in the NHS Staff Library (located on the Ground Floor in Trust HQ & Education Centre).

More detailed information including session time slots, is available here. To book on these sessions, please contact Organisational Development (contact information can be found of the Organisational Development Intranet page).

Want to get started now?

Our social media help guides can now be downloaded directly to your desktop. Find them here on our Training & Support page.