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12-1-2009 Employee Learning Week

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12-1-2009 Employee Learning Week
The organizations of Southwest Florida are committed to creating a highly skilled workforce that is critical to growing and sustaining a competitive advantage; and Whereas: They recognize that having a knowledgeable, skilled workforce improves the performance of those organizations; and Whereas: Learning develops individual and organizational knowledge and expertise; and Whereas: The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) – the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals – has declared December 7-11, 2009 as “Employee Learning Week” and has designated a time for organizations to recognize the strategic value of employee learning; and Whereas: “Workforce Development is Everyone’s Business(SM)”; and Whereas: The ASTD Southwest Florida chapter, whose members are workplace training, learning, and performance professionals, and the organizations in Southwest Florida, have demonstrated their commitment to developing the skills of employees and the workforce. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim December 7-11, 2009 as: EMPLOYEE LEARNING WEEK in Lee County, Florida. Duly Executed this 1st day of December, 2009.