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Learning at Work Week 2019

Learning at Work Week 2019 runs from 13th to 19th May on the theme 'Shaping the Future'.

We have put together a number of free resources for learning in your own time. We will be running additional webinars for Learning at Work Week later in the year, and details of those will be released when they are available.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy dipping in and out of these resources, and you can explore more about all of these topics or anything else that interests you on OpenLearn or FutureLearn, for free, at any time.

Future Open

Would you like to open up your future by taking up the option of being mentored or coached, or would like to be a mentor or coach, find out more about this on this free course: Exploring career mentoring and coaching.

If you're interested in the importance of sustainable innovation in the workplace - the Sustainable innovations in enterprises course on OpenLearn is for you. And find out 'How to innovate with less risk' in this webinar.

Need tips on how to think differently? OU MBA alumnus John Brooker discusses how you can do things better by thinking creatively in this video.


Future Ready

If you've never had the chance to learn about your finances, why not try our Managing Your Money course on OpenLearn? And for young people, try Managing My Money for Young Adults.

Watch this video featuring Jeanette Makings, on 7 Steps to improve your future financial wellbeing.


If you're thinking about how to make your career more resilient and improve for the future, try this Career Resilience webinar.

If you'd like to gain a grounding in Business and Finance, you can try this programme of courses on FutureLearn, accredited by EOCCS: Business and Finance Fundamentals. The courses are available freely, however there is a cost if you wish to upgrade to receive the final award.

Future Active

Ever thought about setting up your own business? Try The Entrepreneurship – from ideas to reality course on OpenLearn. Discover how to go about setting up on your own with help from real entrepreneurs.

Empowerment has emerged as a hot topic for both employers and their people. Yet what is it really? In this webinar, we explore the question of empowerment and answer the important question of why both you and your employer should be concerned.


Learning at Work Week Webinar archive

We have been a supporter of Learning at Work Week for a number of years and have a playlist of webinars freely available on our YouTube channel, which also contains a host of other video resources from the Business School.

Visit the archive

Formal Learning

If any of this has inspired you to explore studying with us, please visit our Study pages and find out more about all our courses. You can also find out more about all the courses The Open University offers on the website.

Learning at Work Week takes place in May every year. It is coordinated by the Campaign for Learning and is led by companies and organisations in their workplaces.