2012 Park Break Evaluation Form (Boston session)

Dear Colleagues: Thank you for being part of the 2012 Park Break session in Boston. As organizers of Park Break, we in the George Wright Society are very interested in your candid assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the program. We also welcome your specific suggestions about how we in the GWS, as well as our partner organizations, can improve future Park Breaks. Won't you please take 3 minutes to fill out this brief evaluation? We do not ask for your identity or email address, so your responses come through to us anonymously. I read every one of them and share the results with the session organizers, our partner organizations, and the George Wright Society Board of Directors. Thanks again! Dave Harmon, GWS Executive Director

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I obtained a good understanding of how complex park management is
I felt like I was treated as a colleague
I came away with a clear idea of what the 3 host parks' biggest management challenges are
Preparing a presentation on the assigned management issue was a valuable use of my time
The presentations by park staff and guest lecturers were effective and interesting
My student peers represented a variety of backgrounds and experiences
I gained a better understanding of how we can make national park units relevant to diverse communities
I gained a better understanding of how we can make attract divese audiences to national parks
My Park Break experience will have a positive impact on my future academic work
My Park Break experience will influence my career choice
I am satisfied with how I carried out my assignments
The week's logistics were carried out smoothly

1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree; n/a = not applicable

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Guidance from/coordination with the George Wright Society was enough to enable me to fulfill my assigned role in the program
Guidance from/coordination with my fellow park employees and/or outside lecturers/activity leaders was enough to enable me to fulfill my assigned role in the program
I had a clear understanding of what I was being asked to do
I am satisfied with how I carried out my assignment(s)

1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree; n/a = not applicable

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Guidance from/coordination with the George Wright Society was enough to enable me to fulfill my assigned role in the session
Guidance from/coordination with park staff was enough to enable me to fulfill my assigned role in the session
I had a clear understanding of what I was being asked to do
I am satisfied with how I carried out my assignment(s)

1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree; n/a = not applicable

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Pre-session communication/coordination?
On-site logistics?
Content of sessions?
Your overall Park Break experience?

1 = least satisfactory, 5 = most satisfactory; n/a = not applicable