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Evaluations and reviews from MassCAP presentations

I am so very excited to share the reviews from my three presentations at the Massachusetts Council of Activity Professionals 2019 convention. These are the unedited reviews!

On behalf of the MassCAP Board, I would like to thank you for speaking at the MassCAP Conference and making it so successful. Our members found your sessions very informative & educational. Attached are your session evaluations. I hope you will consider speaking at future MassCAP workshops/conferences. Thanks again, Ann Devillafane MassCAP Program Chair

“Sensory Program for People with Dementia”

Speaker: Gloria Hoffner, BA, ADC, AC-BC, CDP

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Radisson Hotel & Suites

Chelmsford, MA

Total attendees signed in: 91

Overall Evaluation Completed: 79


5=Strongly agree, 4=Agree, 3=Neutral, 2=Disagree & 1=Strongly disagree,


N/A=No Answer


1. Discussion of program objectives. 5= (61), 4=(15), 3=(3), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

2. Professional relevance of program topic. 5= (66), 4=(10), 3=(3), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

3. Speaker’s ability to communicate the topic. 5= (62), 4=(13), 3=(4), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

4. Speaker’s ability to stimulate discussion. 5= (64), 4=(9), 3=(6), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

5. Speaker knew subject matter well. 5= (67), 4=(9), 3=(3), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

6. Speaker presented subject matter clearly 5= (61), 4=(14), 3=(4), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

7. Speaker involved the audience in discussion 5= (67), 4=(9), 3=(3), 2=(0), 1=(0)

& N/A (0)

8. Assessment of new learning acquired 5= (63), 4=(11), 3=(5), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

9. Time length of session was appropriate. 5= (65), 4=(10), 3=(3), 2=(1), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)


Overall Program Evaluation (Excellent-5 to Fair 1)

Excellent (62), Very Good (11), Good (3), Average (0) & Fair (0) & N/A/(3)

Comments:

-Some good ideas that I will use.

--Seasoned director-learned a few new things!

-Loved it!

-Great, easy, craft ideas for people with dementia.

-Intelligent & excellent!

-Excellent, great knowledge.

-Very good suggestions of activities to implement –low budget, creative, tips on

creating new activity programs with household items. One of the best sessions

attended in quite sometime.

-This was very creative, informative, and enthusiastic. Very well done. Loved this

class.

-Fantastic, I have been asking for examples of sensory activities for years!

-Very well presented, I really learned a lot in both sessions.

-Excellent speaker, very informative.

-Loved the sensory items being passed out!

-Very good!

-Gloria had great ideas!

-Went two out of three of Gloria’s sessions. Good speaker, great participation.

-Excellent, please return to future conventions, very knowledgeable!

-Great ideas!

-Lots of good ideas.

-Larger print on power point.

-Gloria engaged us in the importance and practice of a sensory program for people

with dementia.

-Great speaker loved the discussion!

-Loved these sensory projects!

-Gloria, you are so interesting! Thank you for an enjoyable day.

-Great job! Lots of ideas.

-Thank you.

-Thank you! Attended the brain boosting and I have the same great thoughts as the

speaker.

-Excellent speaker

-Another great program.

-Appreciate the different approach to activity all of the senses. A lot to digest. Will

need to email you to obtain more details.

“Brain Boosting Games”


Speaker: Gloria Hoffner, BA, ADC, AC-BC, CDP

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Radisson Hotel & Suites

Chelmsford, MA

Total attendees signed in: 93

Overall Evaluation Completed: 91


5=Strongly agree, 4=Agree, 3=Neutral, 2=Disagree & 1=Strongly disagree,


N/A=No Answer


1. Discussion of program objectives. 5= (66), 4=(20), 3=(5), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

2. Professional relevance of program topic. 5= (70), 4=(18), 3=(3), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

3. Speaker’s ability to communicate the topic. 5= (70), 4=(18), 3=(3), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

4. Speaker’s ability to stimulate discussion. 5= (70), 4=(18), 3=(3), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

5. Speaker knew subject matter well. 5= (76), 4=(12), 3=(3), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

6. Speaker presented subject matter clearly 5= (75), 4=(13), 3=(3), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

7. Speaker involved the audience in discussion 5= (69), 4=(16), 3=(6), 2=(0),

1=(0) & N/A (0)

8. Assessment of new learning acquired 5= (78), 4=(10), 3=(3), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

9. Time length of session was appropriate. 5= (72), 4=(15), 3=(3), 2=(1), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)


Overall Program Evaluation (Excellent-5 to Fair 1)

Excellent (71), Very Good (15), Good (5), Average (0) & Fair (0) & N/A/(0)


MassCAP 2019 Conference

“Brain Boosting Games”


Speaker: Gloria Hoffner, BA, ADC, AC-BC, CDP

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Radisson Hotel & Suites

Chelmsford, MA


Comments about speaker:

-Will definitely use a couple of games.

-Ran out of time.

-Nicely done again, Gloria. So, many great games.

-Very interesting & fun ideas.

-More audience participation to show ideas, very good though!

-Great ideas! Can’t wait to get the email.

-Excellent speaker, very informative

-Great speaker!

-Very impressive information. A fun class.

-Thank you!

-Power point hard to read, game ideas helpful.

-She was wonderful –informative.

-Fun ideas!

-Entertaining & informative.

-I hated the way Gloria rocked back and forth during the program, other than that

she was great.

-Great demo of games.

-We needed more time with her.

-Not long enough would love to see more games or take longer to talk about them to

visualize them, great program.

-Very good.

-Oh yeah…as expected…fantastic, humorous and mental-brain boost.

-She is very funny and makes it more fun.

-Larger print on power point

-Wonderful, new ideas, thank you.

-Great job, thank you

-Fun & interactive, lots of good ideas.

-Excellent, needs to return for another convention.

-Great games to try

-Again another great session and lots of stuff to learn & play

-Great ideas, excellent speaker

-I love Gloria’s in-services; she is very informative and knowledgeable. Her many

years of experience shows and she is a great teacher. I only wish we had handouts

so we could jot down notes. I will email her for copies of power point

“The Purpose Project”


Speaker: Gloria Hoffner, BA, ADC, AC-BC, CDP

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Radisson Hotel & Suites

Chelmsford, MA

Total attendees signed in: 46

Overall Evaluation Completed: 45


5=Strongly agree, 4=Agree, 3=Neutral, 2=Disagree & 1=Strongly disagree,


N/A=No Answer


1. Discussion of program objectives. 5= (33), 4=(10), 3=(2), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

2. Professional relevance of program topic. 5= (34), 4=(10), 3=(1), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

3. Speaker’s ability to communicate the topic. 5= (33), 4=(11), 3=(1), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

4. Speaker’s ability to stimulate discussion. 5= (33), 4=(8), 3=(4), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (0)

5. Speaker knew subject matter well. 5= (33), 4=(10), 3=(1), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (1)

6. Speaker presented subject matter clearly 5= (30), 4=(13), 3=(1), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (1)

7. Speaker involved the audience in discussion 5= (30), 4=(13), 3=(2), 2=(0),

1=(0) & N/A (0)

8. Assessment of new learning acquired 5= (27), 4=(15), 3=(2), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (1)

9. Time length of session was appropriate. 5= (28), 4=(14), 3=(2), 2=(0), 1=(0) &

N/A (1)


Overall Program Evaluation (Excellent-5 to Fair 1)

Excellent (32), Very Good (9), Good (2), Average (0) & Fair (0) & N/A/(2)


MassCAP 2019 Conference

“The Purpose Project”


Speaker: Gloria Hoffner, BA, ADC, AC-BC, CDP

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Radisson Hotel & Suites

Chelmsford, MA


Comments about speaker:

-Fabulous speaker

-Always interesting and thank you for the great ideas!

-Excellent

-So many good ideas! Very funny!

-Gloria is an outstanding presenter and should consider doing stand up comedy on

the side! I would love to work with her. Thank you for your enthusiasm and love for

our elders!

-Great topic, ideas & sense of humor

-I am inspired to inspire my residents!

-Great speaker!

-Wonderful, thank you!

-Learned so much and Gloria is so interesting & fun. Enjoyed the class so much.

-Thank you.

-Great ideas! Can’t wait to bring these back to empower my residents.

-Fantastic program! Great, practical ideas! Great humor & realistic! Thank you!

-Wonderful!

-I have some great ideas now!!

-Very good!

-Always enjoy your presentations.

-Would have been nice to have printouts to follow along with.

-Great ideas!



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