2015 DA TA Conference

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10 am Thursday, February 19, 2015 through 430 pm Friday, February 20, 2015


For travel and lodging information, please contact Cheryl Ricevuto.

Silver Cloud Inn - Lake Union


To be able to fully participate in the conference, DAs should bring
  • Laptop with
    • wireless capability
    • updated browser (other than Internet Explorer – IE doesn’t play well with the tool we’re going to try out)
  • Data manual questions
    • We’ll be vetting the elements the Board will review to determine whether they’ll included in the 2016-2017 collection
    • Discussion around DM organization / structure is scheduled
  • Data collection topics
    • We’ll be testing the most current iteration of the data system self-assessment tool, so bring information about your data system that would facilitate that testing
    • ‘Burning questions’ for the group regarding data collection tools / strategies, creating PESB (and other) reports, using the data, etc.

Thursday, February 19

 Topic Time Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
 Why we're here 1000 am Cheryl 
 Introductions 1015 am Group
 Burning questions / Break 1045 am --
 Panel presentation / Q&A: Learning while flying the data plane 1055 am DA peer panel
Data System Standard Presentation Slidedeck
NTEP Report
White Paper (Tab 9)
 1155 am Charlie
 Lunch  1230 pm Catered onsite
 Data system self-assessment tool 115 pm      Cheryl, Charlie, Joe
Feedback / Break for dinner
 400 pm

Dinner will be on your own, reimbursed at state per diem rates through submission of the travel allowance form provided by PESB.

Friday, February 20

 Topic Time Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
 Burning questions check in  930 am Cheryl
 Follow up to data system self-assessment tool  
 Data System Interviews
 945 am Charlie, Cheryl, Joe
 Updating data manuals
 Taxonomies - endorsements (use current), assessments (works as is in appendix)
 Selection DM updates per burning questions
 Organization of DM - use the Selection Table format in a single document
 1015 am Cheryl
 Vetting new elements
 Field experience definitions
 Early exit elements
 1115 am Cheryl
Checkout / Lunch - catered on site at 12 pm 1130 am 
 Moving your data system forward 1230 pm Group work
 Before we leave...
review of burning questions,
    how to address those that remain
Conference feedback form
 130 pm Cheryl
 Please use the remaining time whenever needed to finish up data system self assessment, data system planning, and networking w/DA peers 200 - 330 pm Group