Improving Presentations through Productive Feedback

Date & Time

Wednesday, 14 October 2015
12:30 to 16:30


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

Registration Closed / Past Event


As graduate students, we are often asked to offer feedback on our colleagues’ presentation materials and/or presentations.  Saying “good job” is too general and not particularly helpful!  How can we be specific, while being helpful, respectful and constructive?  What are the specific areas we can focus on to help others (and ourselves) create effective presentations?

In this workshop, we help you build your skills as a reviewer of presentations. You will be able to apply these skills to enhancing your own presentations.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Conduct an observation that attends to key components of presentation and reviewee feedback priorities
  • Provide constructive feedback (on materials and presentation) for the person being reviewed
  • Review presentation material and co-create an action plan with the reviewee

The skills you build as a reviewer can also be applied for self-assessment of your presentations and/or presentation materials.


Shaya Golparian is an Educational Developer at the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology where she coordinates the TA training programs and facilitates instructional and presentation skills workshops, and mentoring and facilitation workshops. Shaya holds a PhD in Education from the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy.

Isabeau Iqbal is an Educational Developer at the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology where she facilitates workshops on improving presentations skills, on giving/receiving feedback, and on the peer review of teaching.  Isabeau holds a PhD in Education from the Department of Educational Studies and is a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Education. Eportfolio:   

Refreshments:Beverages will be provided.  Please bring your own mug.

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Registration Information

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If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.