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Table 4 Summary of themes from open-ended questions from post-meeting evaluation survey

From: Move the north: evaluation of a regional stakeholder engagement initiative to support the development of a community-partnered physical activity research agenda

Day 1: Research Agenda Development Workshop
How would you like the results of your participation in the Research Workshop to be used?
 Guide actionInform research questions
Asking right questions that are important to communities
 To support collaborationSustained connections
Communication – results & process
Please identify one improvement we could make for future events.
 Missing perspectivesIndigenous story tellers
Have broader inclusion
Ask people to suggest others to include in advance
Day 2: Physical Activity Summit
How would you like the results of your participation in the Physical Activity Summit to be used?
 SharedFeedback taken south to decision makers
Circulated to all attendees
 ChangeTo move forward
Make change
Develop future events
Increase physical activity rates and decrease inequities
 Future partnerships & collaborationCommunication channels
Creation of Northern Physical Activity Alliance
Information, support & training for all communities to increase capacity
What was the best thing about the Physical Activity Summit?
 Idea sharingGuest speakers & rapid-fire presenters
Inspired by what others are doing in their communities
 LearningRecognizing shared challenges
Hearing and sharing stories
Physical activity actions at different levels
 Networking & connectionsMeeting potential partners and different stakeholders in physical activity in the north
Attempt at positive change that is led by the north
Please identify one improvement we could make for future events
 AgendaMorning was heavy with content
More movement breaks
Jargon and acronyms used in presentation that were not understood
 Logistics and organizationStandardize small group discussion & reporting, clarify guidelines/outcomes
Rotate between communities
Some key lenses/stakeholders missing – schools, local government
Additional travel support and funding