The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions attendees have of Professional Development meetings. In addition, attendees were asked to state their preferences for PD follow-up. Data were analyzed in terms of attendee assignment, and career stage (based on Huberman, 1989).
Results indicated that both assignment and career stage were not significantly related to perception. Follow-up preferences were varied, indicating individual needs.
This information is important for PD providers, who must be kept accountable to attendees for relevant information.
Declaration of conflicts of interestNo conflict of interest
Lead author countryUnited States
Lead author job roleHigher Education Faculty 4-yr College
Lead author institutionSt. Ambrose University
Ethics statementPermission was secured, via agreed-upon St. Ambrose University IRB procedures, to allow attendees to chose to allow their survey data to be used in a grouped manner. No attendee would be identified. Approval came via an email from Carol DeVolder, IRB Chair at St. Ambrose University, on February 3,2016.