Discussion Debrief: Observers, either small group discussion facilitators or program staff, can complete a debrief form at the end of the small group discussion to summarize the content of the discussion for one of the small groups.Observation Notes: Notes can be taken on the dialogue that takes place between the participants and speakers/moderators. This information will help you learn more about the perspectives of the participants, speakers and moderator.Registration: The registration survey will primarily serve as a registration tool for the program staff so that they know who is coming to the forum. However, this tool can also be used to learn more about the participants.Speaker Follow-Up: In the days or weeks following the forum, speakers can be contacted and asked to fill out a survey. This can help you understand what about your speaker preparations worked well and what changes can be made to improve the process.Event Debrief: In the days following the forum, program staff can be asked to provide information in order to create a record of the forum event. This can help you to understand the effective components of the event, as well as the parts that need to be changed.Participant Feedback: This method will focus on capturing information about the forum participants. Survey questions address participants' demographics, interests, and backgrounds. In addition, the participants can be asked for recommendations about how to improve the program, what they learned, and what they valued about the program. This will help you learn what participants thought about their experience, what they valued, and what changes they recommend.
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