Assessing the Impact of Presentations at the September 2021 Semi-Annual Meeting (SAM)

At the end of each of the 3 days of the September SAM, convening participants were asked to assess the following impacts for each of the seven presentations, five of which were created and presented by grantees.

  • Whether the presentations provided useful information to participants
  • Whether participants learned something new from the presentations
  • Whether the presentations had practical application to participants’ NLCC projects

Participants were asked to assess the impacts of the presentations using the following scale.

1 = Strongly Disagree

2 = Disagree

3 = Neither Disagree OR Agree

4 = Agree

5 = Strongly Agree

The table below presents the scores assessing presentation impacts for the entire convening (all seven presentations across all 3 days). Overall, the mean scores suggest that participants reported that convening presentations were impactful.

Mean Scores Assessing Impact of Entire Convening
Presentation ImpactMean Score
The presentations provided useful information to participants.4.54
Participants learned something new from the presentations.4.46
The presentations had practical application to participants’ NLCC projects.4.47

The percentage of participant responses that were agree or strongly agree are reported in the table below for each of the three presentation impacts assessed across all presentations. More than 90 percent of participant responses were agree or strongly agree for each of the presentation impacts tracked.

Agree/Strongly Agree Responses
Presentation ImpactPercentage of Agree/ Strongly Agree Responses
The presentations provided useful information to participants.97%
Participants learned something new from the presentations.94%
The presentations had practical application to participants’ NLCC projects.95%

A big shout-out to grantees for delivering such impactful presentations!