3. Final Workshop
A final in-person workshop was held on March 14, 2019 in Edmonton. The goal of the workshop was for attendees to work together to jointly identify their 10 most important research questions. A sample of target survey respondents were invited to participate.
- all VOICES members
- decision makers from TREC regions
- owner-operator representatives
- representatives from our partner funders.
A total of 19 individuals were able to attend the workshop.
Before the workshop, they were provided the full list of 34 research questions and were asked to rank them in order of importance from 1 (most important) to 34 (least important) and to bring their ranked with them on the 14th.
The workshop was led by an experienced facilitator familiar to TREC with support from 2 external facilitators. The workshop was highly structured with morning and afternoon small group activities (small groups were assigned).
In the morning, attendees each shared their top 3 and bottom 3 research questions and then worked in their groups to rank order all 34 priorities.
Over lunch, an aggregate ranking was generated based on the rankings provided by each of the small groups.
In the afternoon, new assigned small groups were provided the aggregate ranked list and asked to re-prioritize as necessary (with a focus on the top 15-20 research questions).
An updated aggregate ranked list was then generated from the revised small group rankings. The new aggregate list was presented to the larger group for final discussion and approval. Only 1 change was made the final list of 10 priority research questions