Developing a Lunch and Learn
The working lunch can develop a negative reputation among employees. It often involves being in a room full 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. Hosting a lunch and learn correctly will improve employee satisfaction and the quality of employee training.
The Prep Work
Prep work is necessary to the success of every endeavor. The success of lunch and learns depends heavily on the prep work. It is important to plan out the details of the gatherings. Planning requires more than a time and a date. You must find the right location, and set everything up ahead of time. This will prevent surprises and ensure that everything runs smoothly.
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 of a new product or service. You will be shown the criteria involved in creating a great Lunch and Learn environment. They are usually voluntary, thus attendance can sometimes be an issue. With this course, you will be given the knowledge to work through this issue and others.
Our Lunch and Learn course will give your organization a quick and useful tool to add to its training department. You will be able to use it as a follow-up or refresher to a previous training session. It doesn’t have to be just about a learning event, it can also involve collaboration, networking, or sharing best practices between employees.
- Understand what 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