It would be great if you could take 5 minutes of your time to complete this questionnaire.

This research project is aimed at understanding how face-to-face learning events (such as master classes, association events and career fairs) can inspire the leaders of tomorrow and help their career with worthwhile learning experiences.

 

* 1. What is your course of study?

* 2. Age

* 3. Think of the most recent face-to-face learning event you attended or the one you are attending today, please rate how these factors motivated you to attend

  5 (Highly motivating) 4 3 2 1 (Least motivating)
The opportunity to learn from industry experts and gurus first hand
Personal career development opportunities
Course reputation/positive feedback from previous attendees
Developing relationships within and outside my learning institution
Social media discussions and trends about the event
Diversity of the attendees – different cultures, areas of interest
I really felt I could learn something valuable
My lecturer/department asked me or expect me to go
It is a regular event I always attend
It sounded innovative and exciting

* 4. What do you consider to be important aims and objectives for a face-to-face learning event to make it worthwhile committing your time?

   5 (Most important) 4 3 2 1 (Least important)
Building relationships with fellow students
Building relationships with lecturers and other university staff
Networking with potential employers and other third parties
Making use of students’ talents and abilities in the agenda
Time to discuss challenges/goals/new initiatives in a different environment
Opportunity for creative and innovative thinking
Gaining knowledge that helps in your studies and for the future
Meeting the inspirational experts and leaders in your field
Building confidence to help you progress

* 5. Please rank on the scale below, how encouraged you feel TYPICALLY when taking part in a face to face learning event that it is benefiting your career and contributing to your future development. Please select from the following options.

* 6. Think of the most inspirational speaker you have listened to, please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree the following factors made them so memorable.

  Strongly agree Somewhat agree Neither agree or disagree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree
Their passion and enthusiasm
The relationship they built with the audience
The fact that they challenged existing practices
Intellect and knowledge beyond every day 'stuff'
Strategic thinking
Innovation and new ideas
The ability to focus on what really matters
Story telling that illustrates their points
Renowned expert in their field
Using humour during content delivery

* 7. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, neither agree nor disagree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree with the following statements:

  Strongly Agree Somewhat agree Neither agree nor disagree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree
- I gain more value from face to face learning events than social media and other forms of communication
- I feel more inspired and energised to focus on my career following face to face learning events
- I retain important information longer and I am able to act on it more effectively following face-to-face learning events
- It really enhances the enjoyment of my studies to participate in face-to-face learning events
- The experience and knowledge gained at external learning events help me progress my career

* 8. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about face-to-face learning events

  Strongly agree Somewhat agree Neither agree or disagree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree
Interactive content during the event means I learn more
I prefer events to be held in versatile locations where I can do many activities outside the event itself
The use of strong and powerful images/videos during presentations helps me learn visually
I like meetings to use interactive games & new technology
I enjoy it when live polls are incorporated during the event
I am happy for social media to be used during the event
Attending the event help meet my career development goals
My department invests in its students by the learning events it organises

* 9. Think of the meeting you are attending today (or most recent), which of the following elements of the meeting have been most valuable/effective for your career development?

  5 (Most valuable) 4 3 2 1 (Least valuable)
Inspirational leadership
Strategic thinking and guidance
Developing relationship with peers/colleagues
Broadening technical knowledge and skills
Reinforcing passion and enthusiasm for my career
Career coaching

* 10. How important are these other elements in the structure of face-to-face learning events to encourage interaction and networking?

  5 (Most important) 4 3 2 1 (Least important)
Scheduled networking sessions to create and build relationships
Group activities and exercises that give you a voice
Interactive sessions with the speaker
The chance to steer the content to what you want to discuss on the day
Fun elements and Games to help retain information
Role Plays
Group review of case studies to learn from each other

* 11. In addition to the learning objectives, which of the following personal gains would be valuable to you?

  5 (Most valuable) 4 3 2 1 (Least valuable)
Building confidence in my ability
Understanding of different cultures/environments
Awareness of my strengths and how to use them to best advantage
Motivation to positively impact my society
Inspiration to continue learning
Ability to cope in a crisis
Relationship building with peers or mentors
 Guidance on future opportunities

* 12. Please briefly describe what made the best face-to-face learning event you have ever attended such a successful event, valuable to you and other happy delegate/attendees

* 13. Which of the following factors distracted you from getting the most of the face-to-face learning event? (Please tick any 4)

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