2020 saw the return of the highly popular DuluxGroup Learning Festival but this year we wanted it to be bigger and better than ever before. What is the DuluxGroup Learning Festival? It is an interactive, high impact, virtual learning experience that allows our employees to self-select and engage in a range of topics for both personal and professional development.
2020 has been a year of unprecedent challenges and what better way to help people feel connected and engaged then a learning festival that allows employees to dial and participant regardless of their location or circumstance. As a result, never before has the appetite for learning been so high!
We started this year’s journey by telling employees to expect more – more sessions, more presenters, more diversity of topics over more days and we delivered.
We had a stellar line up of presenters – and in total we delivered 33 learning sessions in 3 days. We even themed the sessions into three stages – focussing on wellbeing, wisdom and innovation. That meant employees could choose to focus on one area of development or all three!
Engagement was high. In total we had almost 1000 employees participating in the festival, attending one or more session over the 3 days. We had employees participating from our Trade Stores, our Distribution and Manufacturing sites, from their homes, their cars and their offices, demonstrating how accessible learning at DuluxGroup really is. We had employees dial in from across Australia, New Zealand, PNG and Singapore.
We’d be hard pressed to say which of our sessions was the most popular this year. We had record levels of participants attending a cross section of topics. Topics such as:
• Strategy 101
• Finance Fundamentals
• Making Great Presentations
• Developmental Coaching
• Bouncing Forward (developing resilience)
• Budgeting for Life and Work
• Relieve Stress and Anxiety
• Plus many, many more……..
The reality is all sessions were well attended demonstrating a great interest in learning. A truly remarkable achievement by all those involved!