Committing to reflection and evaluation after an event is as important as committing to planning. It allows you and your group to learn from the event and make decisions in the future about other events your group will host. Soon after the event, the planning team should gather to discuss the event.
You can use this student group event template document to guide the reflection and evaluation. The template can serve as a template for the full timeline of event planning (from generating ideas to post-event evaluation).
Regardless of the event, your post-event evaluation should address the following questions at a minimum:
In answering the above questions, your group should also consider the following aspects of the event:
The Post-Event Evaluation does nothing for your group if it is not recorded for future event planners and group members. The event planning team should prepare some form of written documentation to convey the Post-Event Evaluation to future members. Generally, a post-event evaluation should include enough detail where a new member could easily replicate the event from the documentation.
You may use the student group event template document to build a report for current and future members. Otherwise, below is what could be included in the post-event evaluation report: