Professional Development

To fulfill, our mission to be a “source of professional development opportunities and a forum for the exchange of ideas”, the Virginia Assessment Group will be offering more professional development opportunities throughout the year to compliment our annual conferences.  The webinars will provide practical information so participants can utilize the ideas on their campuses. 

Registration fees:

  • $10 for current VAG members
  • $20 for non-members

For each webinar you attend, receive $10 discount on the annual conference fee. Want to become a member in the future? Register and attend VAG’s annual conference.

Check out our current and past offerings. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Join Dr. Dena Pastor for an engaging discussion on “When Civic Engagement Assessment Gets Personal”

Civic engagement is an important student learning outcome, but what exactly is it? In this webinar a distinction is made between political and non-political civic engagement and resources are provided for the assessment of political civic engagement. The knowledge, skills, values and actions that constitute civic learning and democratic engagement will be discussed and assessment results from James Madison University provided.

Dena A. Pastor is a Professor in the Assessment and Measurement Ph. D. program and the Associate Director of Assessment Operations in the Center for Assessment and Research Studies at James Madison University. She provides assessment consultation to the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement and has provided several presentations, workshops, and webinars on the topic of civic engagement assessment. 

We are planning another webinar. Check back for more information.

We are planning another webinar. Check back for more information.