When we’re working, it’s normal that every once in awhile we’ll get, well, uninspired. It could be a sluggish project, a new process or a coworker moving on. It’s not easy to stay actively engaged with what we’re doing each day. One way to keep things fresh is to keep learning – in your field, or outside of your field. By continuing to learn not only can you hone in on skills that you want to bring to your daily work, you can learn skills to apply to a new job, or just learn something fun! Honestly, who doesn’t want to learn the fastest way to chop up vegetables.
Returning to our “Back to School” post, one company I mentioned, Coursehorse, launched a pretty cool new pilot program with folks like Viacom, Uber, Huge and OnDeck to excite and engage their employees and develop cultures that stress curiosity, exploration and personal empowerment. Coursehorse centralizes nearly every class, workshop and training in NYC, from General Assembly, Columbia Business School, New School and Pratt, to Murray’s Cheese and The New York Botanic Garden. And, they have classes in Chicago and LA, too.
A friend over there gave me some example classes, like, Presentation Skills with The Engaging Educator, Storytelling For Professionals with The Story Studio, Design Thinking Crashcourse with The Design Gym, Fast as Hell Excel with NYIM and even Coffee Basics with Stumptown Coffee. Sounds pretty good to me – although eating cheese and playing with clay has been the main way I’ve used Coursehorse in the past. So, I was really excited to hear how they’re trying to get education and active learning into the workforce.
Just wanted to share with y’all that are NYC-based a very cool program that Coursehorse is bringing into NYC-offices to engage employees on-site and then empower them to get some learning on off-site. Hopefully we can all get inspired to get some more learning on!