Seminars are a common way to disseminate information. But how do you know that that information is being relayed effectively? What are you using to evaluate the seminar and ensure that it’s getting the message across effectively? Seminar evaluation surveys were designed specifically for this purpose. These surveys exist to make sure that your survey is being received well by the attendees, and that you’re able to take that information and use it to improve future seminars.
Why Seminar Evaluation Surveys Are Valuable
- You have more information than the audience does.
- You already know what the leader is teaching.
- You are only one person – possibly someone that knows the seminar leader.
Your experience is not going to be the same as the experiences of others. Those that leave the seminar may not have had their questions answered, or may not have understood the instructions, or may have felt some other aspect of the seminar – for example, seating or volume in their seat – wasn’t up to par.
You won’t know any of this information unless you find out from the people that attended, and that is why you should consider a seminar evaluation survey.