Looking for a unique way to promote professional development and community in your office? Lunch and learns are an easygoing alternative to formal trainings and seminars that don’t have to be restricted to lunch. Pair these productive conversations any time of the day with something everyone can get behind — food.

These short, informative sessions give employees a chance to advance professionally while interacting with their fellow colleagues. They can boost employee morale and reinforce your company’s culture. Overall, a lunch and learn program creates an open channel for information over a shared meal.

Here are lunch and learn ideas your whole office will love!

Personal Development & Productivity Topics – Help your employees become more productive and motivated to work.

  • Time Management and Productivity
  • Creating the Perfect Work-Life Balance
  • Developing Emotional Intelligence

Pair it with: Grab and go options like burritos, lettuce wraps or empanadas

Communication & Team Building Topics – Enhance existing communication skills and develop strong working relationships.

  • How to Promote Creativity and Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication Habits
  • Becoming A Team Player

Pair it with: A breakfast spread or build-your-own options like a poke or pasta bar.

 

 

Health & Wellness Topics Staying fit and healthy in a typical 9-5 setting can be difficult for some employees. Take a different approach towards your next lunch and learn and get everyone moving!  

  • Lunch-time exercise activities led by a certified trainer such as a bootcamp, office yoga or stretching
  • Meditation and Mindfulness Tips For the Office
  • How To Improve Your Memory

Pair it with: Health-conscious options like smoothies, grain or acai bowls.

 

 

Each One Teach One Topics – Have your senior level employees share the knowledge they have gained from their experiences.

  • How to Improve Your Email Communication
  • Bringing Out the Best In Others
  • Time Management Hacks

Pair it with: Office favorites like gourmet sandwiches, pizza or an assortment of sushi. 

 

No matter what training and development events you find yourself organizing, lunch and learns can help your team achieve professional growth. They can result in a boost in employee motivation and increase the skills needed for a valuable and prosperous work experience.

Let us help make your lunch and learn program an integral part of your company culture  — and a tasty perk the whole office will look forward to.