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Champions of Learning!

for celebrating Employee Learning Week 2011

2011 Employee Learning Week Sponsors
White Star Sponsor

Audio-Visual Sponsor


2011 Employee Learning Week Committee

Betty D'Arrigo, Chair
AXA Equitable
Rita Barger,
Insight Instructional Design
Brenda Grady,
ACME Planning
Peg Riley, 
John Warren,
Messenger Associates

CNY Counties and Cities proclaimed
December 5-9, 2011
Employee Learning Week

Broome County
Cayuga County
Chemung County
Chenango County

City of Elmira
Jefferson County

Lewis County
Madison County
Oneida County
Onondaga County
Steuben County
City of Syracuse
Tioga County
City of Utica

Champion of Learning
  • Highlighted ELW on their homepage along with several pages devoted to ELW, ELW ideas and ELW activities
  • Sent emails highlighting ELW, with banners on weekly emails and ELW reminders and ideas
  • Used email signature showcasing ELW
  • Held ELW Information Sessions to education and inform of ELW and ideas for celebrating ELW
  • Obtained proclamations from counties and cities in CNY proclaiming December 5-9, 2011 as Employee Learning Week
  • Secured an ELW White Star Sponsor supporting employee learning
  • Held a LinkedIn Discussion on Talent Management
  • Held the 2011 Employee Learing Week Program "Talent Management in Changing Times"
  • Held a Tweet Chat on Employee Learning
  • Held a drawing for a complimentary registration to ASTD TechKnowledge 2012
Champion of Learning
  • Showed support for employee learning as an Employee Learning Week White Star Sponsor for CNY ASTD

Champion of Learning
  • Hosted ELW Information Sessions
  • Reminder communication sent to teams regarding ELW
  • Mike Francesconi participated as a panelist at CNY ASTD's Taalent Management in Changing Times ELW Program
  • Summarized Mike's presentation to teams
  • Held Thank You Day to recognize ideas generated in the What Matters Database with awards acknowledging top 3 process improvements
  • Sent email during ELW with additional information on KW and what it means to employees, and the organization
  • Betty D'Arrigo was Chair of the CNY ASTD 2011 Employee Learning Week Committee

Mark Britz
Aspen Dental Management, Inc.
Champion of Learning

  • initiated a TweetChat about Employee Learning during ELW

Champion of Learning

  • Added tagline to emails to remind everyone about the importance of learning
  • Started a CNY ASTD LinkedIn Discussion during ELW on Talent Management
  • Attended a National ASTD webcast during ELW
  • Rita Barger was a member of the CNY ASTD 2011 Employee Learning Week Committee

Champion of Learning

  • A kick off event started a week of activities including:
  • Suggestion box for new ideas for the new year
  • Webinar
  • Lunch and learn program
  • Health screenings
  • Emailing learning tips

Champion of Learning

  • VP of Human Resources sent letter supporting ELW, highlighting 2011 learning achievements and 2012 employee learning initiatives
  • ELW logo posted on HR website with link to ELW audio spot
  • ELW logo included in email signature blocks
  • 2011 learning accomplishments posted in online announcements section of employee web page
  • ELW posters displayed in education areas
  • Poster boards displayed recapping education program achievements throughout 2011
  • Posted photos of employees who applied training upgrade funds to improve their work sills on the HR Learning & Development website
  • Recognized 20 employees who became certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belts and 40 employees who received their Yellow Belt certificates on their internal CQI website

Champion of Learning

  • Held a Special Promotion for Mentored Learning Classes during ELW
  • Message from General Manager regarding ELW included on ELW promotion
  • Webpage discussed ELW
  • Tweeted promoting ELW
  • Facebook posting on ELW
  • Emailed to clients promoting ELW

Peg Riley
National Government Services, Inc

Champion of Learning

  • Peg was a member of the CNY ASTD 2011 Employee Learning Week Committee

Champion of Learning

  • Emily Harris participated as a panelist at CNY ASTD's Talent Management in Changing Times ELW Program

Champions of Learning 
  • Added ELW banner to web site with link to CNY ASTD ELW
  • Added ELW banner to all emails beginning in November
  • Posted a "Celebrate the Learners in Your Organization" message on LinkedIn profile
  • Posted a "Celebrate the Learners in Your Organization" message in a tweet
  • Sent a "Celebrate the Learners in Your Organization" email to clients, colleagues and past participants
  • Presented at a high school career fair during ELW
  • Facilitated a special webinar for a client during ELW
  • Conducted executive coaching sessions for several clients, focusing on learning and application
  • Facilitated a book study discussion on "Great by Choice" by Jim Collins during ELW
  • Wrote an article on survey results on impact on culture and learning
  •  Attended CNY ASTD ELW Program
  • Participated in CNY ASTD ELW TweetChat

Champion of Learning

  • CNY ASTD EmployeeLearning Week Program Audio-Visual Sponsor

John Warren
Messenger Associates, Inc. 

Champion of Learning

  • John completed degree courses and registered for new courses
  • John was a member of the CNY ASTD 2011 Employee Learning Week Committee

Champion of Learning

  • Corporate communication sent celebrating employee learning and ELW
  • Lunches to learn held daily during ELW covering various development opportunities
  • Collaborated with onsite Toastmasters club for Open House & Demonstration Meeting
  • Charlene Bozzi participated as a panelist at CNY ASTD's Talent Management in Changing Times ELW Program

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