Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Why? What? How?

FORMAT: 40 minutes interactive presentation plus 15 minutes dedicated Q&A.

WHAT are we going to discuss? The post-Covid version of a "brown bag lunch & learn".

What's that? I quote from Investopedia:

A brown-bag lunch is "An informal meeting or training that generally occurs in the workplace around lunchtime. This type of meeting is referred to as a brown bag meeting or a brown bag seminar because participants typically bring their lunches, which are associated with being packed in brown paper bags."

WHY is this worth discussing?

Because it works. It promotes teamwork. It reinforces company values. It ensures consistent dissemination of information. It increases employee morale. It can also help employees learn about and develop important skills they can use outside the workplace.

Many companies have already implemented a version of a Brown Bag Lunch & Learn.

Some are more formal and structured than others,m but no matter, these functions all serve an important function of camaraderie, ideation, and communication.

I've heard very interesting names for these events! "Tuesday Toolkit". "Friday Cappucino". "Lunch and Learn". "Thursday Thunder". My personal favourite? "Productivity Pit Stop".

In the new reality of the hybrid workplace, these events can serve as the virtual glue that keeps teams together as they discuss issues, brainstorm, problem-solve or receive expert advice and training from external speakers

"A seminar meeting is the most common and usually includes a guest speaker or expert who transfers their knowledge and experience about a specific topic to the gathering. This format often includes a short question-and-answer period at the end of the session."

HOW is this webinar structured?

You will hear "the why, what, and how" from companies that have already implemented their unique version of the "brown bag lunch and learn".

You will understand the different types of Brown Bag Lunch & Learn events, their benefits and disadvantages.

We will explore "8 Ways to Productivity Mastery" as one way to introduce this way of informal learning.

The events are short and have three or four microlearning segments with interactive and engaging activities.

But let me stop there and invite you to join our conversation on 24 August!

See you at the webinar.
  • What is a "brown bag lunch"?
  • Why should I even consider implementing it - input from my guest speakers
  • Types of Brown Bag Lunch - input from my guest speakers
  • What topics can we focus on - input from my guest speakers
  • 8 Ways to Productivity Mastery as a working example.
  • Q&A
  • When: Pretoria
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Price: Free
  • Language: English
  • Who can attend? Everyone
  • Dial-in available? (listen only): Not available.
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