The Workshop evaluation form is designed to equip practicing educational and social service personnel with appropriate skills, knowledge and techniques, in guidance and counselling. This is in response to the large, and increasing amount, of problematic behavior among young people in schools and communities. More importantly, it is hoped that through guidance and counselling services, the lack of education in the region will be addressed. The workshop evaluation form is for school teachers, guidance counselors or social workers, whose responsibility covers school-age youth, especially girls.
Workshop Evaluation Tips
As you build a learning event or a meeting, make sure that it meets “facilitators’ code.” In other words, “How well does your intended approach match with adult learning theory?” As you build your training, assess your approach against the questions that follow:
- Are you allowing your participants to be active learners? This means that you provide the raw material for them to build learning constructs, to solve problems, and to discover and explore new learning.
- Do you articulate a clear purpose for learning—both the overall goals as well as individual activity objectives?
- Do your lessons and activities connect with the groups experience and shared responsibilities? Can you articulate this?
- Have you included a vehicle for participants to express their concerns?
- Have you allowed for different learning styles?
- Do you draw upon the expertise of the group?
- Have you clarified how the learning will help the participants in their jobs?
- Does your material challenge their thinking and encourage them to envision new ways of seeing things?
- Have you built in time for reflection and self-assessment?
- Have you allowed adequate time for participants to share their learning with each other?
- Are you sure that you and the participants share a common language that defines and delineates the topic at hand?
- Do you use strategies to include all participants in the learning?
Before the Workshop Begins
Before any kind of workplace learning event, from team meetings to professional development workshops, the facilitator must take care of some basics before it begins:
- Survey the location before the session to ensure there is adequate lighting, disability access, parking (if the session is off site), bathrooms, etc.
- Check to make sure that the both the space and lighting are adequate.
- Be certain that all supplies are ready to go
- Check equipment to make sure everything is working and correctly placed
- Arrange the room to maximize learning
- Be certain that all participants receive pre-training notification and reminders as well as pre-training readings and handouts (this includes an agenda).
- Know your participants before the training begins. Know their educational backgrounds, age spread, work experience, titles and roles, and their developmental needs.
Sample Workshop Evaluation Form #2: Non-Template
- 1 Workshop Evaluation Tips
- 1.1 Before the Workshop Begins
- 1.2 Sample Workshop Evaluation Form #2: Example
- 1.2.1 A. Course Design (Circle the number to indicate your level of agreement/disagreement with each of the aspects of course design.)
- 1.2.2 B. Course objectives (Circle the number to indicate your level of agreement/disagreement with the degree to which course objectives were met.)
- 1.2.3 C. Evaluation of each faculty member in stated area:
- 1.2.4 D. As a result of attending this course, I see the value to me in the following ways (check all that apply):
- 1.2.5 E. By attending this course, I believe (check all that apply):
- 1.2.6 F. Facilities/Arrangements (Circle the appropriate number to indicate your level of satisfaction or circle NA if the item is not applicable to you.)
Sample Workshop Evaluation Form #2: Example
A. Course Design (Circle the number to indicate your level of agreement/disagreement with each of the aspects of course design.)
Strongly agree Strongly disagree
1. The program content met my needs. 1 2 3 4 5
2. Length of the course was adequate 1 2 3 4 5
3. What did you like most about the course?
4. What specific things did you like least about the course?
5. If the course was repeated, what should be left out or changed?
B. Course objectives (Circle the number to indicate your level of agreement/disagreement with the degree to which course objectives were met.)
Strongly agree Strongly disagree
1. Understanding of prevalence and diversity 1 2 3 4 5
of mental health problems among the elderly
2. Skills development in the area of and 1 2 3 4 5
3. Increases knowledge in the area and 1 2 3 4 5
4. Awareness of available psychological and 1 2 3 4 5
5. Information on expected standard and 1 2 3 4 5
for clinical contributions
6. Knowledgeable of responsibilities of and 1 2 3 4 5
Area and District Managers
7. Knowledge of credentialing and 1 2 3 4 5
8. Increases knowledge of policy issues and 1 2 3 4 5
C. Evaluation of each faculty member in stated area:
Strongly agree Strongly disagree
1. Content was presented in an organized 1 2 3 4 5
2. Content was presented clearly 1 2 3 4 5
3. Was responsive to questions/comments 1 2 3 4 5
4. Teaching aids/audiovisuals were used effectively 1 2 3 4 5
5. Teaching style was effective 1 2 3 4 5
6. Content met stated objectives 1 2 3 4 5
7. Content presented was applicable to my practice 1 2 3 4 5
D. As a result of attending this course, I see the value to me in the following ways (check all that apply):
___I gained one or more specific ideas that I can implement in my area of practice.
___I learned a new approach to my practice.
___It may help me do a better job.
___I do not see the impact of this course on my job.
E. By attending this course, I believe (check all that apply):
___I was able to update my skills.
___I acquired new and/or advanced skills.
___I have better knowledge upon which to base my decisions/actions in the practice setting.
___I am reconsidering my views toward the topic(s) presented.
___The topic presented was appropriate, but I am undecided as to my own views.
F. Facilities/Arrangements (Circle the appropriate number to indicate your level of satisfaction or circle NA if the item is not applicable to you.)
1. Lodging 1 2 3 4 5 NA
2. Food Services 1 2 3 4 5 NA
3. Meeting rooms and facilities 1 2 3 4 5 NA
4. Restrooms 1 2 3 4 5 NA
5. Day of week 1 2 3 4 5 NA
6. Time of day 1 2 3 4 5 NA
7. Location 1 2 3 4 5 NA
Overall I would rate this workshop as:
Other learning needs: (List any other topics you would be interested in for the future)