Past and recent surveys, interview conversations, and live observation of training suggest that training quality was high. Most training participants count the training opportunity sponsored by the Hewlett Foundation among the most interactive and useful training sessions they have experienced.

In particular, respondents valued the caliber of speakers and the topics and content presented, among other aspects of training.

Participants reported high levels of satisfaction with training and increases in their communications capability and knowledge, as well as the value they place on communications. Many also reported gaining new skills as a result of training. Almost half (48.1%) surveyed said that given additional resources, they’d choose to send additional staff to training of this type over other options.

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