CPD activity toolkit
Participant evaluation of CPD sessions

Why feedback is so important

Gauging the effectiveness of an event or session is indispensable. Evaluations provide feedback about whether the target audience’s needs were addressed, learning objectives were met and participants were engaged. A good evaluation strategy is extremely useful for planning and improving future events or sessions.

Evaluations also promote participant reflection by gearing questions toward what participants learned and changes they are planning to make in their practice.

Evaluation themes

  • overall effectiveness of the event
  • teaching abilities of the speaker(s)
  • effective use of interaction to explore session/event content
  • relevance of course content to the target audience’s learning needs
  • gaps in knowledge that were addressed
  • personal learning projects that the participant wishes to pursue

Read more on effective evaluations:

Sample evaluations

Canadian Psychiatric Association Evaluation

Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians‘ Commitment to Change Survey

Evaluation Form

Contact us

CPD Accreditation Coordinator
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
774 Echo Drive
Ottawa ON K1S 5N8
Telephone: 613-730-2587; toll-free 1-800-668-3740, ext. 587
Email: cpd-accreditation@royalcollege.ca