Slimming World HQ get creative for ‘Learning at Work Week 2018’
Saving the planet, photography and proof reading were just some of the interactive workshops enjoyed by enthusiastic employees in Derbyshire this week.
The 350 Alfreton-based staff were celebrating ‘Learning at Work Week 2018’, a national campaign organised by the charity Campaign for Learning, which aims to put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development at work.
The Alfreton-based company, which is the UK’s leading weight-loss organisation, organised their own learning sessions throughout the week to help employees get creative, satisfy their curiosity on a range of topics and boost their development in the workplace.
The 16 voluntary workshops, which employees could attend for free as part of their working day, were delivered by fellow staff from Slimming World’s Design, Nutrition and Research, Magazine and many other head office teams. These teams create, manage and distribute materials to support Slimming World’s 900,000 members and 4,800 self-employed Consultants who are trained on-site at the Slimming World Academy.
People are at the heart of everything we do at Slimming World, and we’re really passionate about finding ways for our staff to learn and learn. Lots of staff have been here a really long time but are still so keen to grow their skills.
Hair and Beauty at Slimming World, the salon based next to head office and open to the public, also ran their own hair curling demonstration for any staff wanting to brush up on their styling skills.
Slimming World Training and Development Manager Abi Ward organised the week’s events. She says: “This is the second year we’ve supported the campaign and it has been another roaring success. Our staff jumped at the opportunity to get involved and learn some new skills – all of the sessions were buzzing and many of them were fully-booked!
“People are at the heart of everything we do at Slimming World, and we’re really passionate about finding ways for our staff to train and develop. Lots of staff have been here a really long time but are still so keen to grow and learn. Our head office teams work so hard each day to support our network of Consultants so it’s important they can have some fun and the opportunity to learn from each other too. Everyone absolutely loved both taking part in the sessions and delivering them, and we hope came away with a new skill or some ideas about the future development of their career.”
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Slimming World was founded by Margaret Miles-Bramwell (OBE, FRSA) in 1969. There are now more than 18,000 groups held weekly across the UK and Republic of Ireland via a network of 4,000 community-based Slimming World Consultants, who receive specific training in the role of diet and physical activity in weight management, as well as sophisticated behaviour-change techniques.
Slimming World’s healthy eating plan, Food Optimising, is based on the science of satiety and energy density. Our phased activity programme, Body Magic, eases members into activity until it becomes an intrinsic part of their daily routine. The principles behind Slimming World’s philosophy are based on a deep understanding of the challenges faced by overweight people and a recognition that those who struggle with weight carry a double burden, the weight itself and a burden of guilt and shame about their weight. Slimming World’s programme integrates practical, up-to-date advice with a highly developed support system based on care and compassion, and Consultant training focuses on facilitating behaviour change in a warm and friendly group environment. Consultant training is delivered through the Slimming World Academy. Slimming World also invests in a comprehensive research programme to develop its support for long-term weight management. The group support provided by Slimming World is recognised as effective by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the NHS.
For more information about Slimming World’s approach visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk or call 0344 897 8000.
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