High school teachers, college professors, and even fitness program instructors have started implementing post-course surveys. The moment a class is over, students are asked to complete a short assessment of the instructor and class. These anonymous surveys are designed to help instructors improve, leading to more effective materials and teaching methods over time. So, should you implement post program surveys at your parish? It might be an effective way to gauge the impact of your group leaders and programs.
The benefits of implementing these are many:
- The group leader gets feedback to improve the course
- Parishioners feel empowered when they give their opinions
- You can separate instructor effectiveness from course material effectiveness and make changes accordingly
- Volunteer leaders will receive positive feedback that will give them the confidence to keep volunteering
- All group leaders will receive important constructive criticism on their public speaking and group management skills
If you’re looking for an easy way to get started, take a look at these best practices and sample questions from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and implement the ideas that make sense for your church. Starting to use post program surveys will help your group leaders and program offerings improve, step by step, in the months and years to come.