The plan for knowledge promotion for adults in Norway states that all employees have the right to professional development. In community health care it is difficult to arrange courses for the employees due to shiftwork, part-time positions and workload. This article suggests a way to include educational programmes as a part of the daily work by means of short lectures and supervision on the wards, and outlines considerations that are essential to success. The model was tested on employees at a nursing home, with the theme “Life story work as a method of creating good relations between patients and health care providers”.