Developing a Lunch and Learn Workshop

Course Duration 1 Day 

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. Your participants 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 workshop you will be given the knowledge work through this issue and others.

Our Lunch and Learn workshop will give your organization a quick and useful tool to add to its
training department. Your participants 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..

Course Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to :

  • 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

Course Outline

The Prep Work

Finding the Best Location

Setting up the Location

Focus Group


Creating the Content (I)

Picking the Right Topic

Hands on Works Great

Stay Focuses

Keep It Informal

Creating the Content (II)

Make it interactive

Review It Thoroughly

Creating a Customized Presentation

Back It Up!

During the Session

Ground Rules

Quick Opening

Parking Lot

Adjusting on the Fly

Food and Facilities

Providing Food?

People Bringing Their Own

Eat During or After?

Clean up or Teardown

Take Away Material

Handouts and Take Away Material

Quizzes or Self-Tests

Websites with Minutes and Session Notes

Reference Material or White Paper

Difficult Situations or People


Food Issues

Senior Management Buy in

People Not Participating?

What a Lunch and Learn Is Not

Heavy or Serious Topics

Required Training

Replacement for Traditional Training

Just a Free Lunch

Best Practices (I)

Obtain Feedback and Tweak

Utilize Star Employees

Provide an Agenda Ahead of Time

Keep the Session Casual and Loose

Best Practices (II)

Use it as a Refresher

Networking Opportunity

Upper Management Q&A


Put it on a Regular Schedule

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Developing a Lunch and Learn Outline – Full Day