B Braun Medical holds learning and personal development week

B Braun Medical

Sheffield-based healthcare organisation B Braun Medical has hosted a learning and personal development week for its 1,400 employees.

The Learnfest Week, which was held between 11 and 15 June 2018, was designed to encourage employees towards lifelong learning opportunities, support personal development and drive improvements in productivity.

Over the course of the week, employees were able to participate in a range of activities and classes. These included knitting competitions, mindfulness workshops, brain teaser puzzles and a ‘test yourself’ session.

The organisation also held classes on innovation techniques, time management and computer skills, and hosted a ‘drum up some music’ event.

Sam Fairbanks, learning and development adviser at B Braun Medical, said: “This is the third time that we’ve run Learnfest and the week has been another great success. Every year, we try and make it as diverse as we can by incorporating different aspects and ensuring there’s something for everyone.

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“It’s been so much fun, at one point we even had break dancers getting people up from their desks to join in with some dancing. It’s a great way of getting people up and about and trying something a bit different at work.

“This time around we also wanted to incorporate activities we felt were essential to not only support our employees but to help drive our business goals. For example, we included a full patient pathway experience so our employees could understand all the elements that are crucial within our support of the [National Health Service] and the growing demands it faces, and held sessions by guest speakers who were able to inspire and engage on key topics for our industry.”