December 3-7, 2018 is Employee Learning Week!

by Courtney Hetler-Findlay

Employee Learning Week


The Association for Talent Development (ATD), the world’s largest association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations field, is celebrating December 3-7, 2018 as Employee Learning Week to recognize the value of learning and the important link between a knowledgeable, highly skilled workforce and organizational success. ATD members come from more than 120 countries and thousands of organizations.

ATD research shows that organizations continue to invest in growing the knowledge and skills of their workforce.

“Increasingly, business leaders realize that the most important asset in our knowledge economy is talent, and a skilled workforce is the key to realizing results. We encourage all organizations to demonstrate their commitment to learning by recognizing Employee Learning Week,” says Tony Bingham, ATD President and CEO.

Why is Employee Learning Week important?

By participating in the campaign, your organization can shine the spotlight on the value of employee learning and the important connection between developing talent in your organization and achieving business success. 

Who recognizes Employee Learning Week?

All organizations are encouraged to showcase their employee learning programs during the week, December 3-7, 2018.

Where can Employee Learning Week happen?

Any location will work. All chapters, groups and/or organizations are welcome to recognize the week in their community by holding an event, special meeting, or sending communications to your members or employees. 

Interested in participating? Here are a few possible ways to encourage learning throughout your organization:

  • 5-minute huddles

  • Email blasts

  • Handouts or reference guides

  • Videos or webinars

  • Lunch & Learns

  • Team meeting / group discussion

  • Sharing of case studies

Here are a few ways SoftWriters plans to participate in this campaign.

  • Framework Fast Facts – SWI will sends companywide email blasts to our team members for on demand learning focused on specific product features

  • SoftWriters YouTube – Using our customer testimonials, SWI will have learning opportunities to focus on how our products influence our customers success

  • Tech Tips – The SWI tech team will provide mini sessions on technical trends, tips, and tricks

  • Soft Skills Labs – Continued education sessions on communication and organization within the workplace

  • Breakout Sessions, Panel Discussions, Product Demonstrations and more!

We encourage everyone to get involved in this free learning movement. If your pharmacy does participate, please share your learning methods and activities with us!

If you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to reach out to share or for more information.


Courtney Hetler-Findlay is an Application Trainer / Learning and Development Specialist at SoftWriters, a Pittsburgh-based company that offers pharmacy management software solutions to pharmacies serving the long-term care community. Courtney has over 9 years of implementation and training experience, and provides both internal and customer trainings to ensure the effective transfer of knowledge, and serves as a subject matter expert on FrameworkECM. She is a member of the ATD to stay informed on adult learning theories, developing learning content, motivating and engaging learners, and measuring learning content.