Workplace Learning Advocates (WLAs) are employees who support and encourage formal and informal learning at work to ensure that people get the most from training and development. It is an approach designed to stimulate a culture of learning in the workplace and encourage people to take greater responsibility for their own skills development.
Based in Lincolnshire and also covering the surrounding counties, there is a thriving network of WLAs, working together to encourage all forms of learning in the workplace. WLAs can be based in businesses or the voluntary sector and the Lincolnshire network ensures that local WLAs are connected, informed and have the opportunity for professional development.
The WLA local network is proud to be part of a national pilot initiative seeking to extend the benefits of the National Numeracy Challenge to smaller businesses.
The network offers great opportunities for workplace skills champions to become qualified Workplace Learning Advocates (often at fully or partly subsidised rates) and also for businesses to get involved with the National Numeracy Challenge to support staff development and train staff to feel comfortable to operate as Workplace Champions.
Who can benefit?
The Lincolnshire WLA network includes representatives from businesses of all shapes and sizes, with some businesses opting only to receive the latest information and updates on learning opportunities whilst other get directly involved in the project and funding opportunities available.
How does it work?
The network includes a wide range of people interested in championing learning in the workplace, some with the WLA qualification. There are no charges for involvement.
What are the benefits?
Registered participants are kept up-to-date with new learning initiatives, invited to professional development events, and have first access to new emerging learning at work initiatives.
Our Funding and Project Delivery Partners
- Frances Graham of WorkBase Ltd
- Liz Johnston of The Johnstone Partnership