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After a successful year of running our Lunch & Learn Sessions, we've added 6 new topics for 2024!

What are Lunch & Learns?

Lunch & Learn sessions are our smallest educational offering, and are perfect for teams or departments who want to learn the basics of a technical concept.

These workshops run for 45 minutes and participants will be introduced to topics ranging from Accessibility and Human-centred Design, all the way through to the basics of digital ecosystems and APIs

We've come to realise that an important part of education is meeting people where they are, so it was important for us to provide an option for teams and organisations who were keen to learn the basics of a concept, before diving into deeper learning.

We also had a wealth of amazing content banked up from delivering custom Tech for Non Tech classes and our own internal workshops for staff, and we've been thrilled to be able to share that with a wider audience.

“Fantastic content pitched at the right level and presented well."

Lunch & Learn Participant,

Australian Digital Health Agency

How does it work?

Central to all of our educational offerings is creating a friendly and open environment for folks to learn and bring real-world examples along to work through. The sessions create an informal and interactive atmosphere wherein people can build-up their knowledge. We start with the basics including asking (and answering) questions like, “what is accessibility?”. We then build upon that knowledge through analogies, case studies, and even live demonstrations.

We invite all participants to add their unknown tech terms to our 'Jargon Wall', and explain these in the most relevant sessions throughout the series. We also share supplementary resources at the end of each session, which allows participants to go deeper on specific elements of topics they find most interesting or valuable in their work.

These interactive sessions can be delivered online, or in person.

The 'Jargon Wall' where attendees can add their unknown tech terms.

What are the new topics?

We've now worked with a number of government and not-for-profit teams delivering these sessions. Often folks are after a one-off on a topic that they're keen for their team members to understand more clearly. This past year, we partnered with the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) to deliver monthly Lunch & Learn sessions in a bid to gain a greater understanding of a wide variety of technical concepts.

After an overwhelmingly positive response to the first few sessions we delivered, ADHA asked us to create some custom content based on their organisational capability building directives. We've now incorporated these custom sessions into our repertoire and are keen to be able to deliver them to other organisations and teams!

The new topics include:

Analytics for decision making - We provide participants with knowledge about basic data analysis to derive essential information from various kinds of datasets, and to then use it to make informed technical decisions.

Data Literacy - Understanding how to choose, analyse and interpret data, as well as the ethics of capturing, storing and managing it.

Data Management - Simplifying complex concepts by boiling things down to a simple process that allows folks to understand how to own, move, store and work with data.

Data Visualisation & Storytelling - We walk participants through the important role data viz and storytelling can play in communicating complex information to people, while walking them through mistakes to avoid and how to choose the right visualisation.

Human-centred Design - An introduction to Human-centred Design (HCD); participants learn about the five modes of HCD, and how to advocate for HCD in their work. We also cover topics like Design Thinking and User Research.

Privacy best practices - We walk participants through five key steps to improve their privacy practices in their work, and empower them to make the right decisions.

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Australian Digital Health Agency - Lunch & Learns

Program: Future Practice
Partner: Australian Digital Health Agency

The complete list of Lunch & Learn topics that are now available:

  • Accessibility

  • Agile Fundamentals

  • Analytics for decision making

  • Data Literacy

  • Data Management

  • Data Visualisation & Storytelling

  • Digital ecosystems and APIs

  • How to choose the right tech

  • How to talk about tech

  • Human-centred Design

  • Online collaboration & Facilitation

  • Privacy Best Practices

  • Security Best Practices

  • Working well with delivery teams

Interested in one of these sessions? Click the button below to register your interest.

Have an idea for a custom topic?

Throughout our partnership with ADHA, we not only developed a number of custom sessions geared towards their whole workforce, but we also customised existing topics for specific teams within their Agency. After the successful delivery of our Accessibility Lunch & Learn, we were asked to run a more interactive and tailored version of the content with the Agency's E-Learning team. We're keen to keep doing this work with other teams, so please get in touch if you're interested!

This sounds great, how do I learn more?

Glad to hear you're as excited as we are! You can also reach out to us via the form on this page with any burning questions you might have, or to find out how to organise any of these offerings for you or your team.

Learn more about Future Practice

Our three educational offerings that each play a role in increasing digital capability.

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