Organizations trying to stretch their training budget while maximizing the time allotted by participants are using brown bag session for their Kronos training. In this entry, I will define what a brown bag session is and highlight some tips and tricks for effective use of a brown bag session. Brown bag training CAN but is not absolutely defined as a training session held during or near the lunch in which lunch is not provided. These sessions are generally short, rarely lasting longer than one hour, and are informal in nature. Also, brown bag sessions tend to have a smaller number of participants. Often they are conducted in a conference room or large meeting room, and not in a training room! Now, I qualified this definition with a CAN because this definition, though fairly consistent is not hard and fast. This is helpful to you as the designer of a training program because you will have the ability to shape all aspects of the courses to your liking...Have some snacks to share? Great, give me some. Only have 30 minutes of training? Fantastic, my blood sugar levels thank you. Meeting in a quiet corner of the cafeteria? Awesome, minimizes my commute to training. Brown bag sessions are easy to characterize, but hard to define.