Brown Bag Series


Brown Bags are lunchtime trainings offered to district employees. The sessions are intended to bring members of individual operating units together over an informal lunch to learn things applicable in the workplace or in their personal lives. Employees are encouraged to bring their lunches* and eat while they listen.

These District Office sessions are open to employees at Ethan Way, Facilities Management, and the District Office. Brown bags last 30 to 60 minutes and cover a variety of topics related to skills-based trainings, work-life balance, and safety, health, and wellness.

We are pleased to partner with SAFE Credit Union to complement our Brown Bags series.

* For SAFE Credit Union Brown Bags, lunches are provided for employees who RSVP by the deadline.

2019-2020 Calendar

The following Brown Bags take place from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in District Office's Main Conference Room.

Date Topic
February 5, 2020 Spectrum: Pronouns in the Workplace
February 19, 2020 SAFE: Budgeting: Find Your Motivation
February 26, 2020 WHA: Salad In a Jar
March 4, 2020 Native: Bystander Intervention: Creating a Safe Space
March 18, 2020 SAFE: Lease or Buy? Which Direction Will You Drive?
March 25, 2020 WHA: Building Resilience & Stress Management
April 1, 2020 Comunidad: Emotional Intelligence & Cultural Competence
April 15, 2020 SAFE: Get In the Zone! Let’s Talk Homes! First-time Home Buyers
April 22, 2020 WHA: Changing Eating Behavior for Good
May 6, 2020 BFSA: Naming and Weakening Privilege
May 13, 2020 Kaiser: Mindful Meditation
May 20, 2020 SAFE: Responsible Spending is #trending
June 3, 2020 API: Beyond Bias: Building Relationships and Affecting Change
June 10, 2020 Kaiser: The Way to Better Sleep
June 17, 2020 SAFE: Credit Report or Score: Which Should You Care About More?


Employees who work at the District Office, Ethan Way Center, and Facilities Management will receive an Outlook invitation from Valerie Carrigan for upcoming Brown Bags. To register, 'Accept' the Outlook invitation to add it to your calendar.


The following are resources from past brown bag trainings.


Valerie Carrigan
(916) 568-3106