Lunch and Learn


The FOA Board started the Lunch & Learn series in 2009 in response to the need for support in core areas affecting our business. The Lunch & Learns have been hugely successful and are still around today - here's how they work. We select themes that are important to members, we showcase a panel of experts from the Sylvan community, and invite our members to learn from them during a one hour long session. By leveraging the collective expertise of our FOA Members, your FOA Board is helping everyone drive growth in our businesses, and seize new opportunities. If you have suggestions for future topics that would benefit the system, please let us know!

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View past Lunch & Learn topics below:

Online Instruction Lunch & Learn: April 29, 2020

Best Practices Lunch & Learn: April 1, 2020

Coronavirus Lunch & Learn: March 11, 2020

Merry Good Lunch & Learn: December 11, 2019

TFC, Your New Best Friend In Financing!: October 16, 2019

Are You Covered?: June 26, 2019

Part 2: Beginning Reading Practices: April 24, 2019

Beginning Reading Best Practices: February 27, 2019

How to Prepare for a Successful On-Going Conference: November 14, 2018

Recruiting Top Talent presented by PAYCHEX: June 20, 2018. CLICK HERE to access the presentation.

Director Training and Coaching: May 2, 2018

Managing Inquiries for Center Profitability: February 7, 2018

Lunch & Save: How to Get the Most from Your Staples Preferred Vendor Partnership: Wednesday, September 27, 2017.  CLICK HERE to access the audio recording, slides, and Staples login link.

Lease Negotiations: How to Get the Best Location for the Right Price: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Google Reviews & Spring Cleaning: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

PTA Planning: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Summer Planning... Drive to 2017 Summer Revenue!: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Customizing College Prep to Enroll More Families: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Ace It!: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

How the ACA Affects your Business: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Changes to the Labor Laws Regarding Overtime: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

SAT/ACT Planning for 2017: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Local Marketing Tips:  Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Planning for Promotions: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

How to Build Your Camp Schedule: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

ACT & SAT Diag Day - COMPASS: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

College Prep - Increase Your Revenue and Profitability in 2016!: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Advertising - More Than Local Marketing: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Improved Conversions = Increased Revenue: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

How to Build an HR Culture and Protect Your Profits: Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Get your Backpack Ready for Back to School Marketing: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

RTA and TNE's - Increased revenue is just a phone call away: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

How to Capture More of the Math Market: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

YTS - Increasing your Loan Applications for Increased Revenue and LOS: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Planning and Executing Your Local Marketing: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Retaining Customers and Increasing Value through Ongoing Conferences: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Maximizing Success in Enrollment Conferences: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Managing the Inquiry and Sales Process: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Length of Stay: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Scholarships and Center Financing: Thursday, May 15, 2014

 Inquiry Management Excellence:  Thursday, March 13, 2014.

On-Campus SAT/ACT Test Prep Programs:  Thursday, February 13, 2014.  

Inquiry Management-More than Just Taking Inquiries: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

SylvanSync Mobility 101: Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Managing Teams for High Performance: Monday, December 17, 2012

Real Estate Do's and Don'ts: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Owning Your Market 2: Thursday, August 14, 2012

Owning Your Market 1: Thursday, July 12, 2012

Serve More Students Through Financing: Thursday, May 10, 2012