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Let's Celebrate ASTD Employee Learning Week--Guest Posts and Other Thoughts

Elwbaninvo_02_2 Regular readers know that I'm a bit of a fanatic about employee learning and development. I see it as something that individuals need to be doing for themselves. I also see nurturing employee learning as a critical competitive strategy for any organization.

That's why I'm excited that next week, December 3-7, the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) is sponsoring Employee Learning Week. I plan to recognize and support that here at The Bamboo Project and if you're interested, I'd love your help.

Be A Guest Author
All week I want to feature posts that highlight employee learning. I have some of my own thoughts and resources, but I'd also like to hear from you. So if you're interested, I'd love to have some guest authors. You can write about what you do to support your own professional learning and development. Or you can write about something your organization does to support employee development. I'm open to just about any topic on the subject, as long as it's something that will show either individuals or their organizations how they can support and improve opportunities for ongoing learning. And I'm particularly interested in innovative ideas for learning.

If you want to participate, please send me an email telling me that you want to write a guest post and the topic you want to write on. Also let me know when you think you can write it--are you going to have it ready for Monday? Tuesday? Friday? Just let me know so I can plan accordingly. Then when you have the post done, send it on to me. I'll post it on the site with full credit to you, of course. If you have any related posts you want to share, throw those in too and I'll be sure to link back to them so you can get a little more bang for your buck.

What If I Don't Have My Own Blog?
If you aren't currently blogging--that's OK. You can still guest blog. Just email me your post and any contact info you'd like included and I'll take it from there. This might be a perfect opportunity for you to "practice blog"!

Can I Participate Without Guest Blogging?
Even if you don't want to guest blog, I think it would be great if we could get a community of bloggers talking about professional development on their own blogs. So many of us have found that blogging has added tremendously to our own personal learning. Let's use the medium to share ideas and practices in recognition of Employee Learning Week.

If you do decide to post on your own blog in support of Employee Learning Week, let me know. I'm happy to do a Round-Up Post at the end of the week that shares everyone's ideas.

Don't forget to email me if you want to guest post!


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