By Amanda Loh, Director – Learning and Development, Afford (pictured above)

Have you ever heard someone say that it’s never too late to learn something new? Well, here at Afford, we’re 100 per cent behind that! This year is going to be filled with positive change and transformation at Afford – which is why we’ve called it our year of Rediscovery. We acknowledge our desire to do and be better for our clients and our employees. One of the ways we’re going to achieve this is by transforming ourselves into a learning organisation. Here’s what that means.

#1 A learning organisation is constantly seeking ways to do and be better

A learning organisation is one where all individuals, teams, and the organisation itself adopt a model of thinking that encourages learning new things, continuing to be good at what you do, and delivering excellence for clients. It provides its people with opportunities to grow and develop, and supports this with systems and processes, programs, and time. And it celebrates achievements!

#2 Afford’s new campaign, Change Heroes, is all about learning

As Afford works towards a brighter future in 2023, we will all be change heroes that champion progress. To support this, our Learning and Development (L&D) team is building an online Change Hero Headquarters, where employees will be able to access the tools, knowledge, and skills they’ll need for the adventure ahead.

#3 We will continue to support our clients to keep learning too

By putting learning at the centre of everything we do, Afford will be able to keep supporting clients with their learning and individual goals, such as enhancing life skills, making social connections, and working toward fulfilling their hopes and dreams.

#4 Our learning journey isn’t ‘one size fits all’

People learn in different ways. Some people are visual learners – they like to watch videos or live demonstrations. Others learn through reading or listening. Some people need to hear or see something many times to learn it. We’ll make space for people to learn in the classroom and online, through storytelling, and from each other.

#5 Learning at Afford includes consultation

We will be asking our clients about the skills, knowledge and learning they think employees need to have to support them to achieve their goals. We want to think about what we can do differently – or better – guided by the voices of the people who matter the most.

This story is from the February 2023 edition of Afford News. Click here to read more.

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