Developing a Lunch and Learn
Creating a Lunch and Learn session is a low cost training option. It is a great way to introduce a topic or give a small demonstration on a new product or service.
In this course participants will be shown the criteria involved in creating a great Lunch and Learn environment.
Attendance is usually voluntary, thus it can sometimes be an issue. With this course you will be given the knowledge to work through this issue and others.
The working lunch can develop a negative reputation among employees. It often involves being in a roomful of other people with low blood sugar, trying to stay awake while someone drones on about policies, procedures, etc. Lunch and learns, however, should be engaging and enjoyable.
Our Lunch and Learn course will give you a quick and useful tool to add to its training department.
• Understand what a lunch and learn is and is not
• Be able to set up and break down
• Create new content
• Address difficult situations and people
• Create useful takeaways
• Use feedback to improve future lunch and learns
Module One: Getting Started
Module Two: The Prep Work
Finding the Best Location
Setting up the Location
Module Two: Review Questions
Module Three: Creating the Content (I)
Picking the Right Topic
Hands on Works Great
Keep It Informal
Module Three: Review Questions
Module Four: Creating the Content (II)
Make It Interactive
Review It Thoroughly
Creating a Customized Presentation
Back It Up!
Module Four: Review Questions
Module Five: During the Session
Adjusting on the Fly
Module Five: Review Questions
Module Six: Food and Facilities
Providing Food? 27
People Bringing Their Own
Eat During or After?
Clean up or Tear down
Module Six: Review Questions
Module Seven: Take Away Material
Handouts and Take Away Material
Quizzes or Self-Tests
Websites with Minutes and Session Notes
Reference Material or White Paper
Module Seven: Review Questions
Module Eight: Difficult Situations or People
Senior Management Buy in
People Not Participating?
Module Eight: Review Questions
Module Nine: What a Lunch and Learn Is Not
Heavy or Serious Topics
Replacement for Traditional Training
Just a Free Lunch
Module Nine: Review Questions
Module Ten: Best Practices (I)
Obtain Feedback and Tweak
Utilize Star Employees
Provide an Agenda Ahead of Time
Keep the Session Casual and Loose
Module Ten: Review Questions
Module Eleven: Best Practices (II)
Use It as a Refresher
Upper Management Q&A Session
Put It on a Regular Schedule
Module Eleven: Review Questions
Words from the Wise