At the conclusion of the Business Training Course we held in April, we had our 15 ROWAN-member participants complete surveys to help us see what sections of the course helped or stood out the most for each of them. We recently received the results of these surveys and we wanted to share the highlights from those results with all of you.
Of the 15 participants, 9 of them felt that the Marketing and Research training provided within the course was the most beneficial for them. The training on Business Start-up Ideas and Techniques came in a close second, with 5 of the participants stating that they found this to be the most helpful.
When asked what their favorite part of the entire training course was, one of the participants said that it made them want to show more love. A few of the participants wrote that their favorite parts of the training course were the activities that helped to reinforce the business training they had just received. For the majority of the participants, however, it was the inclusion of a scriptural-based curriculum that stood out for them. One of the scriptural passages that truly spoke to the majority of participants was James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” (KJV)
As I read through the survey results, I was struck by the sense of gratitude and hope for the future that the participants expressed in their responses. There was one response in particular that really stood out to me as I read the completed surveys; it was an answer to the question of ‘ What was your favorite part of the training?’. This participant wrote that their favorite part was the “idea that everyone has a legacy they leave behind”. As I read that I realized, once again, how truly alike we all are. We all have a legacy we leave behind and it is up to us to make sure the legacy we leave is one of goodness and hope.
All photographs by Bob Ditty