Journal of NACAA

Measuring the Outcomes of Professional Events: A Posttest-Only, One-Group Evaluation Instrument for Conferences and Symposiums

ISSN 2158-9429

Volume 17, Issue 1 - June 2024

Editor: Linda Chalker-Scott


There are limited evaluation resources available to Extension professionals seeking to measure the effectiveness of professional events. This article presents a survey template that can be adapted to evaluate Extension conferences, workshops, seminars, or symposiums. This template is a useful tool for program planning teams to initiate the evaluation process while planning an event. Extension professionals can use the template to strategically develop thematic sessions based on anticipated outcome indicators, measure the effectiveness of planned events, and make informed decisions to enhance future learning opportunities.

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