If you look at any successful organization they have the support of employee development as a core part of their culture. For these organizations it goes beyond professional or even personal development to offering learning opportunities that create increased energy, creativity and fun. Lunch and Learns are a venue to foster sharing and peer learning and are typically aimed at fostering cross-organization collaboration and communication. They are a tool for sharing of information, approaches and talent. Further, they offer opportunities for networking in a safe, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
This course will give you tools to be able to create a Lunch and Learn Program that creates opportunities for learning that might not otherwise happen. You will also prepare a short Lunch and Learn session and receive feedback from other course participants.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
There are several concepts of what a Lunch and Learn truly is and in this session students will discuss the different purposes of such a program. They will also explore the benefits of same.
In this session, students will develop a Lunch and Learn framework and look at a number of things that can be done to ensure the success of your program. Students will also look at developing a Promotion Plan and create a list of potential topics.
This session shows students how to develop an Administrative Schedule for their Lunch and Learn program.
The focus of this session is to give students the basic presentation skills to create an atmosphere open to conversation. They will also develop a short presentation as well.
This final session allows students the chance to deliver their Lunch and Learn presentations to classmates.
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.