The rapid needs assessment and response technique (RNR) is a useful tool for Extension professionals seeking ways to improve workshop structure. Facilitators using RNR organize workshop participants in small groups and then rotate the groups through a series of stations where participants dialogue on questions central to the workshop topic. The technique helps adult learners actively engage with one another, thus improving their ability to learn the subject matter. Use of RNR also allows facilitators to understand participants' existing knowledge of a workshop topic and tailor their education to participants' specific questions and needs.
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Comito, J., Haub, B. C., & Licht, M. (2018). Rapid Needs Assessment and Response Technique. The Journal of Extension, 56(2), Article 8. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.56.02.08