Evaluation 2017: From Learning to Action

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Evaluation of the ‘Facilitating Remote Meeting Essentials’ Training Course at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Session Number: 2152
Track: Government Evaluation
Session Type: Poster
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Krystal Tomlin [Health Policy Analyst - National Institutes of Health/NIAID]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Lawrence Solomon [Senior Scientific Program Manager - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Alison Gordon [NIH/NIAID]
Fourth Author or Discussion Group Leader: Brandie Taylor [Supervisory Progam Analyst - National Institutes of Health]
Time: Nov 08, 2017 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)
Room: Poster 88

Theme: Learning to Enhance Evaluation
Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has seen an increase in the number of employees who telework on a regular basis. With employees teleworking more and being located across different sites, it is not always possible to schedule face-to-face meetings for all involved in an endeavor. Consequently, NIAID has recognized the need to promote technologies that allow for remote meetings. In order to enable groups throughout the Institute to use these technologies, the NIAID Office of Workforce Effectiveness and Resources sponsors training sessions on facilitating remote meetings. An evaluation was conducted to assess the impact of this training on: 1) staff collaboration; 2) rates of remote meeting use; 3) the need for remote meeting IT support; and 4) the influence of remote meeting “super-users” on staff who have not yet taken the training. This poster illustrates the evaluation methodology, findings, limitations, and lessons learned from the evaluation.



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