Friday 13th July 2012
Tony Banach, Learning and Development Manager for Macmillan professionals, on professional development.
With the UK economy facing global challenges, and the number of people with cancer expected to double by 2030, it’s clear that resources will be stretched. To meet these demands, we all need to learn new skills to provide the best possible services for people living with cancer.
Macmillan’s learning and development programme is there to help you do this. You can apply for grants to support your own learning, or to share your learning with others. In 2011, we funded 407 individuals and 65 groups. We want to fund even more in 2012.
Macmillan’s e-learning site, Learn Zone, is more popular than ever, with 45,000 unique visitors in 2011. It hosts a variety of courses, including Ashridge and Harvard management programmes, specialist skills courses, toolkits and resources. You can also find details on how to apply for a learning and development grant, and claim expenses back.
Each nation in the UK also has its own learning and development programmes, which provide great opportunities to network with other professionals. Contact your Macmillan development manager or learning and development team to find out more.
In this edition of Mac Voice, you can read some great examples of how Macmillan professionals across the UK are developing or implementing new learning opportunities.
Olympic athletes are training harder than ever this year so they can be at their best. Let’s make 2012 the year when we all do the same!