Virtual lunch & learn series

Fortnightly discussion and networking sessions on a range of topics

  • Location

    Online (Zoom)

  • Date

    Every 2 weeks on Tuesdays: next session 8 September

  • Time
    1 – 2pm

GWN is launching a series of virtual Lunch & Learn sessions, on Tuesdays from 1 – 2pm. These sessions will act as a temporary replacement for our regular lunch meetings in the City, and allow us to continue engaging with our members during this period of social distancing.

For each session one of our Committee members will briefly introduce the specialist subject and afterwards you’ll be able to share your thoughts and experiences in smaller groups.

So just like our informal lunches, but conversations will be focused on a specific topic and you don’t have to leave the (home) office. Feel free to bring your lunch to the session if you would like!

The subjects are topical but wide ranging – from digital wellbeing and the dangers of constant connectivity, to entrepreneurship during lockdown. This is an opportunity to explore how this period of isolation has brought out amazing resourcefulness, productivity and creativity in some of us!

8 September, 1 – 2pm

Switching off: how to find balance when home has become your office

As we continue to experience the “New Normal” which for many involves working from home either full- or part-time, this session will explore practical tips for switching off when the separation between your desk and your living room is about 5 steps, and thoughts on keeping motivation and focus when dealing with working from home distractions. As WFH on at least a part-time basis looks likely to be here to stay, this session will touch on finding long-term ways to create the right balance and sharing experiences and tips from the past few months.

Pre-registration is not required. To join the session on 8 September please use the link distributed in the GWN newsletter. If you’re not already on the membership list you can sign up here.

Full list of sessions

11 August – Digital wellbeing: how to avoid the dangers of constant digital connectivity
25 August – How to run virtual events and the latest from Pride in London
8 September – Switching off: how to find balance when home has become your office
6 October – Meditation: how a small but regular time commitment to a new skill will change your life
20 October – Entrepreneurship during lockdown: how I set up a business in 24 hours
3 November – Topic TBC

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