Because we here at CEU Producer have completed so many Continuing Education Units approved by AIA, GBCI, KBIS, and other organizations, we believe we know a little about what makes them work.
Here are some tips for creating successful Lunch & Learn presentations:
- Interesting — The topic must be interesting and compelling. It helps to put yourself in the shoes of your audience members and ponder: “What would be interesting to these folks? What would be a good use of their time?” If the intended audience doesn’t show up for the Lunch & Learn, all the effort goes to waste.
- Snappy Title — The title of the CEU should be compelling as well as informative. So instead of calling it “Resilient Flooring,” for instance, consider adding a verb: “Specifying Resilient Flooring.” Consider adding some benefits: “Specifying Resilient Flooring for Safety and Sustainability.”
- Logical Order — The information must be delivered in the correct order so that learning progresses in a logical manner. Typically it goes from general to specifics.
- Context — Technical information should be delivered with context. Why is this important? What is the impact to the project or those who create the project? Case studies show how a problem was solved with this type of product. Learners eat that up.
- Pretty — Most learners in this field like pretty pictures, so be sure to include plenty of images. Photos of finished projects that used a certain product are very inspiring.
If you need help with any of these factors, or need an entire Lunch & Learn CEU created, contact us at email@example.com and let’s discuss your needs.