Workshop Feedback Forms: 11 Best Samples and Questions

Workshop Feedback Form

Want to run more engaging, effective workshops, but don’t know where to start?

A well-designed workshop feedback form is essential to learning about what makes your programs work and how they can be improved. What’s more, they’re quick to put together and can lead to brilliant testimonials that look wonderful on your website or CV.

If you’re ready to create and send online workshop feedback forms for your coaching, therapy, or training programs, you can start today using this 1 dollar trial of Quenza’s digital tools.

Writing Workshop Feedback Forms: 3 Templates

When it comes to your audience, opinions matter. But while they may have many thoughts about their experience in your workshop, it often takes a little nudge before you can really use those insights!

Collecting participant feedback is a brilliant way to spot patterns, potential improvements, and identify inadequacies in your program or delivery.

A great feedback form makes that quick and simple, but how do you create one?

Feedback Forms For Your Training Workshop

As with any form, a really great feedback form is one that will yield useful insights about the different elements of your workshop.

If you’re delivering training as a leader, instructor, coach, or therapist, there are a few aspects worth exploring.

Consider the following elements, as a start:

  1. Instruction or teaching: How satisfied are your participants with your teaching style? How could it be improved?
  2. Facilitation (in group settings such as team coaching): How effectively did you facilitate the workshop? Did participants feel included?
  3. Materials or content: Were your resources/materials helpful? Were they too easy, too hard, or just right?
  4. Program design: Did the materials flow in a logical order? Were there a good number of steps? Was each step delivered at an appropriate interval?
  5. Class/cohort: Was the cohort a good size for participants? Did they have a chance to help each other?
  6. Relationship/communication: Did you answer questions effectively?
  7. Overall experience: How satisfied were they overall? Would they recommend your workshop to their colleagues or peers?

These different aspects can all be explored by dividing your form into sections. But first, you’ll need to tailor your questions to your particular audience and goals.

If you prefer to work with a ready-made layout, there are great templates in Quenza’s Expansion Library that you can modify, to name a few:

  • End of Therapy Evaluation
  • Coach Evaluation Form
  • Session Rating Scale

7 Sample Questions You Can Include

Just as there are no ‘right answers’ on a feedback form, there aren’t any magic questions you should be asking.

The best way to develop items for your form is by working backward.

Think about the most constructive information you could have at hand when you sit down to improve your workshop, and design neutral questions that help you capture those insights.

Think about the most constructive information you could have at hand when you sit down to improve your workshop, and design neutral questions that help you capture those insights.

If you’re looking for some guidance, you might start by tweaking these workshop feedback form sample questions:[1]

  1. What is your overall assessment of the event? (on a Likert scale of 1-5, insufficient to excellent)
  2. Did the workshop achieve the program objectives? (Yes/No)
  3. Which topics or aspects of the workshop did you find most interesting or useful? (You can experiment with multiple-choice/drop-down menu formats using Quenza’s Activity Builder)
  4. How do you think the workshop could have been made more effective?

A few more examples can be found in Quenza’s Session Rating Scale Expansion, pictured below.

Quenza Session Rating Scale Workshop Feedback Form Sample
Quenza’s Session Rating Scale contains ready-made questions you can adapt to evaluate your workshop.

While designed for post-session evaluations in one-on-one, this customizable template includes items that can easily be modified to assess your workshop or learning module:

  1. I felt heard, understood, and respected. (Agree = 1, Strongly Disagree = 5)
  2. We worked on and talked about what I wanted to work on and talk about.
  3. The coach’s approach is a good fit for me.

Best Way To Make and Send Feedback Forms

Once you’ve decided on the questions you’d like to ask, the next step is to create a survey or questionnaire that participants will want to fill out.

Using Quenza’s Activity Builder, you can put together a form by titling and saving a blank template.

Then, you can create sections for your various fields using Page Breaks and drag various fields from the right-hand menu into your template.

Among other fields, tour Activity Builder contains everything you need to create:

  • Text boxes for questions
  • Short- or long-answer items
  • Drop-down menus
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Checkboxes, and
  • Linear scales.

As we’ll see in a second, it’s not a bad idea to personalize your form by uploading your custom logo and multimedia!

Sending Your Forms To Participants

If you’re running a group workshop using Quenza Groups, you can send your forms as an Activity to all your participants at once.

This is a fast, convenient way to collect opinions from everyone, and also helps you explore the effect of any changes you make from one workshop to the next.

You can do this either by sending your form as a standalone activity, or inserting it into a Pathway as a final step, as shown below.

Pathway Step workshop feedback form templat
Integrate a Feedback Form into your workshop program by adding it as a step in your program using Quenza’s Pathway Tools.

Asking For Evaluation with Quenza: An Example

Not sure how to ask for feedback? Here are a few helpful tips:

  • It’s always worth giving your clients a little background into why you’re asking for their thoughts. Quenza Activities always come with a pre-made email template for your participants–this is a great place to share that you’re trying to improve your solutions.
  • Your participants don’t have to fill out your form. This means you’ll want to create a form that’s as concise as possible, while capturing everything you need to enhance your workshop.
  • Deliver your form as soon as possible. This way, you can collect their insights while they’re top-of-mind, giving you plenty of time to plan or implement your improvements.
  • Make your form engaging. Short and sweet is good, but you can also improve completion rates by personalizing your form with images, video, and other multimedia. Get creative, and you may get more feedback!

Analyzing Your Feedback Report

So you’ve shared your form. Now what?

By clicking into the Activities tab of your Quenza Groups as shown below, you can get an instant overview of your cohort’s collective progress on your feedback form, as well as other Activities you’ve shared.

Quenza feedback form for workshop
With Quenza Groups, you can view collective progress to check on how many participants have completed your feedback form.

You can also check how each participant is progressing by generating a feedback report.

When you click the ‘+’ sign beside your feedback form, you’ll be able to see submission statistics as shown here.

Quenza feedback form after workshop
Quenza’s feedback form reports show the completion status of the questionnaire you’ve shared. You can also view results-sharing statistics and a brief overview of who your respondents are.

This analysis reveals:

  • The completion status of your feedback form (% of participants who have completed, partially completed, and not yet submitted your survey)
  • Results sharing (% of participants who chose to share their completed form with you)
  • The gender breakdown of your respondents
  • Age statistics of the participants who completed your form.

Not only can you generate and save a PDF copy of your group results, but you can also drill down to the statistics for each question by clicking “View Responses” beside each item:

Quenza feedback form workshop participants
You can view the mean, median, and standard deviation of feedback scores for each item using Quenza.

This is a good way to analyze your scores and identify improvements to your solutions, style, or sessions.

Designing Your Virtual Workshop with Quenza

On top of the ability to share forms and gather feedback, Quenza has everything you need to design your virtual workshop from scratch.

Or if you prefer to save time, you can easily modify pre-made activities, exercises, assessments, and forms using templates from Quenza’s Expansion Library.

Depending on the kind of workshop you’re hoping to run, you might find the following step-by-step guides useful:

10 Handy Online Tools in Quenza

The beauty of Quenza is that it is uniquely designed to enhance the way you train, coach, teach, or develop others.

Quenza Chat how to write feedback after workshop
Quenza’s HIPAA-compliant group chat is perfect for staying in touch with workshop participants during your program or whenever you want to motivate progress.

That means it comes fully equipped with a suite of tools that help you promote your coach branding, experiment with new offers, and more.

Here’s what Quenza includes:

  1. An Activity Builder – for creating customized workshop content like quizzes, exercises, homework, and microlearnings/lecturettes with your own multimedia
  2. Pathway Tools – that you can use to assemble your content into programs (and schedule it to ‘drip-feed’ materials to your learners)
  3. Live results tracking – so you can stay on top of progress, performance, and compliance in real-time
  4. Group coaching tools – with Quenza Groups, you can design your workshop and deliver it to cohorts of up to 50 participants
  5. Secure, private storage and communications (Quenza is fully HIPAA- and GDPR-compliant, and can even be used to store PHI)
  6. Note-taking and documentation features – for journals, diaries, or your private workshop notes
  7. File storage and sharing – Quenza Files is an easy way to manage and send documents, spreadsheets, images, videos, PDFs, and more with workshop members
  8. A white label feature – so you can upload your own or your organization’s logo to all workshop materials
  9. Live chat – with groups and teams through the Quenza Client App, as pictured above
  10. An Expansion Library – full of personalizable Activity templates that you can send alone or as part of your workshop programs.

Final Thoughts

If you’re evaluating your workshops, feedback forms are a great way to collect data and enhance your approach the next time around.

Make sure you’ve got a finger on the metrics that matter, and you’ll probably start to notice that your learners are sticking around for longer.

Ready to design and share your own workshop feedback forms? For a month of unlimited access to all the tools you’ll need, don’t forget to start your 1 dollar Quenza trial today.

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About the author

Catherine specializes in Organizational and Positive Psychology, helping entrepreneurs, clinical psychologists and OD specialists grow their businesses by simplifying their digital journeys.

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