The purpose of this mini-symposium is the advance the state of assessments—theory, doctrine and practice across the strategic, operational and tactical levels. Currently, our doctrine lacks specific guidance to assist assessment teams in building and conducting good assessments. Our community currently has no widely available education or training to proliferate and extend the experiences and best practices learned by those who have experience in the field. This mini-symposium will build on the knowledge from recent experiences across the Joint Force and the MORS Assessment workshop held in 2012. Knowledge share from this session will be used to produce a MORS handbook on assessments.
The chairs for this are Ms. Patrica Hickman, USAF A9 and LTC Marvin King, TRADOC.
The session will consist of ten working groups and four practical exercise sessions.
Working Group 1: Assessment Education, Training, and Doctrine
Working Group 2: National Strategic Assessment
Working Group 3: Strategic Assessment (Joint Staff and CCMDs)
Working Group 4: Programmatic and Country-Level Assessments
Working Group 5: Assessment Frameworks and Staff Implementation
Working Group 6: Operations Assessment (Deployed Commands, Service Components and JTFs)
Working Group 7: Data Visualization
Working Group 8: Intel and Predictive Analysis
Working Group 9: Polling Methods and Tools
Working Group 10: Data Collection, Metrics, Measures, and Databases
Practical Exercise 1: Strategic Questions
Practical Exercise 2: Standards Based Assessments
Practical Exercise 3: Theory of Change
Practical Exercise 4: Written Assessments
While much work has been done, much more remains. We invite you to join us in in building a stronger, more vibrant assessment community to together we can better help our commanders and leaders answer questions regarding progress being made against the plan, decisions needing to be made, and the risks associated with both current status and future decisions.