The Learning Lunch podcast explores ideas, approaches and social innovations – creating opportunity for non-profit organisations’ teams to discover what others are learning and space to reflect on what these insights might mean for their own strategy and programme implementation.
On the menu
Have you heard of a brown-bag-lunch? A brown-bag-lunch is an informal meeting or learning opportunity in the workplace during the lunch hour. It is hosted once a month or every two weeks, and it is called a “brown-bag-lunch” because staff bring their lunches along and have them during the session.
Many non-profit organisations (NPOs) have tried to host a regular brown-bag-lunch series, but while this is always valued, for various reasons it rarely ends up being a sustained practice. The Learning Lunch is a podcast and reflection tool that seeks to help solve the problem of having a sustainable brown-bag-lunch series for NPOs.
Each podcast/learning lunch session is structured as follows:
a 30-minute podcast
instruction for a ±30-minute group reflection
The Deep Dive explores a specific topic in-depth and from different perspectives. These topics might often relate to current affairs or pertinent issues impacting the work of NGOs in South Africa.
Nourish & flourish
Nourish & Flourish explores new ways of doing things as NGOs; it reflects on challenges specific to the sector; or provides inspiration – filling up our tanks – not just as staff, but as people.
Sharing the Best Bites profiles the work of a specific NGO around a topic, allowing a larger NGO audience to learn from their approach and to access the lessons they learned along the way. In doing so, we grow networks and develop best practices as a sector.
How to host
Congratulations for being chosen or for volunteering to organise your NPOs brown-bag-bag-lunch session with The Learning Lunch! We hope that your efforts will be appreciated by your team!
That’s it! Enjoy your meal!
Tell us what you’d like to see on the menuTo ensure that we are addressing topics that are helpful to NPOs, we would like to invite you to recommend topics, send questions and nominate speakers for The Learning Lunch.
Our podcast presenters are Rahima Essop, Hlumela Dyantyi and Thuthula Mngenela.
Rahima is the Communications Director for DGMT and an award-winning journalist. Before joining the DG Murray Trust, she worked in public relations and radio broadcasting.
Hlumela is a Social Activist and Journalist. She is passionate about human-centred stories that dismantle single-story narratives and truly represent the realities of South Africans.
Thuthula is an experienced radio presenter and content producer who is passionate about assisting people to transform and evolve on their life journey while finding hope in all situations.