ERIC Number: ED337665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov-28
Evaluating Presentation Skills of Volunteer Trainers.
Mohan, Donna K.
A systematic method for evaluating the presentation skills of volunteer trainers would enable the discovery of hidden problems. It would also increase individual trainer skills and satisfaction and improve the overall effectiveness of the training program. A first step is to determine the general presentation skills a successful volunteer trainer should have. The purpose of trainer evaluations should be to determine the trainer's level of development and prescribe necessary help to improve in the areas where skill is lacking. Volunteers should also be asked the qualifications/characteristics they think are needed and be allowed to rank them themselves. Perhaps the most useful assessment is a self-evaluation in which volunteer trainers assess their own strengths and weaknesses. In addition to a periodic self-evaluation, examples of other forms helpful in evaluating platform or presentation skills are evaluations by peers, participants, and the trainer's supervisor. Results of evaluations can be used to develop a personal self-improvement plan. (This report includes forms for self-evaluation, standard evaluation, participant evaluation, peer evaluation, and supervisor's evaluation as well as a sample self-improvement plan form.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A