Professional development forum to discuss performance assessment

SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard will host a virtual professional development forum discussing performance assessment at 6 p.m. Nov. 12, 2015. The forum will use the GuardU Professional Development course site and audio bridge teleconference.

Col. Fred Bolton will facilitate the forum with the theme for discussion “As an organization there is considerable data collected throughout the Virginia National Guard but are we measuring the right things?”

The guiding questions for the discussion will be:
Why do we collect so much data?
Are we measuring the right things?
What are the metrics that really matter?

Anyone interested in taking part in the forum should visit the GuardU Professional Development forum course site at and search for the for Virginia National Guard Professional Development Forum to download read ahead materials:

– McCormick-A Primer on Developing Measures of Effectiveness
– Kem-Assessment: Measures of Performance and Measures of Effectiveness

Participants should also watch the following videos:
Using Metrics
Measuring Performance

Information for dialing into teleconference:

Professional Development Forum (UNCLASSIFIED)
Host: Fred Bolton

Audio Connection

83525 (WebEx number (Internal))
1-804-298-3525 (WebEx number (External))
1-877-252-0675 (Toll-Free)

Participant Access Code:
433 427 33

When prompted, enter the access code for the audio portion of the Personal Conference meeting.

To start or join the online portion of the meeting, go here:

Online Access Information

Meeting Number: 993 170 354
Meeting Password: 43342733