Learning at Work Week 19th - 25th May

SCC staff can partake in a free Yoga session, meet with learning providers, sign up for courses, join a running club, learn about the local environment or enter a 6 book reading challenge with Stafford Library which could win them an expenses paid weekend trip to London including travel, West End Theatre Trip, accommodation and £150 spending money.

To take part in the Six Book Challenge you need to be a member of the library, sign up, read and enjoy. To join the library (if you’re not already a member) and / or to sign up for the challenge contact Stuart (stuart@staffunison.org.uk) or visit Stafford Library.

SCC and Unison are linking this years’ Learning At Work Week to the 5 Ways to Well-being (one of which is ‘Keep Learning’) and Stuart Nixon has identified a series of talks on www.ted.com that tie into this.

You can watch these during a lunch-break at work, encourage your manager to screen one in a team meeting or view them from home.

The full list is below:

CONNECT:

How to Start A Movement: 3.09

http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_how_to_start_a_movement

The Hidden Influence of Social Networks: 20.59

http://www.ted.com/talks/nicholas_christakis_the_hidden_influence_of_social_networks

Massively multi-player… thumb-wrestling?: 7.18

http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_massively_multi_player_thumb_wrestling

 

TAKE NOTICE:

All It Takes Is Ten Mindful Minutes: 9.24

http://www.ted.com/talks/andy_puddicombe_all_it_takes_is_10_mindful_minutes

Cloudy With A Chance Of Joy: 10.54

http://www.ted.com/talks/gavin_pretor_pinney_cloudy_with_a_chance_of_joy

5 Ways to Listen Better: 7.50

http://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_5_ways_to_listen_better

 

GIVE:

Everyday Leadership: 6.14

http://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership

How to Buy Happiness: 10.58

http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_norton_how_to_buy_happiness

Healthier Men, One Moustache At A Time: 16.41

http://www.ted.com/talks/adam_garone_healthier_men_one_moustache_at_a_time

 

KEEP LEARNING:

Why Work Doesn’t Happen At Work: 15.21

http://www.ted.com/talks/jason_fried_why_work_doesn_t_happen_at_work

How Books Can Open Your Mind: 6.16

http://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_bu_how_books_can_open_your_mind

How Great Leaders Inspire Action: 18.04

http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action

 

BE ACTIVE:

Got A Meeting? Take A Walk: 3.28

http://www.ted.com/talks/nilofer_merchant_got_a_meeting_take_a_walk

How to Live to Be 100+: 19.39

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_buettner_how_to_live_to_be_100

Natalie Macmaster Fiddles In reel time: 5.11