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Note:  We only make these assessments available to people who have successfully completed at least our SPIRAL DYNAMICS Level 1 training. Effective use and interpretation require some background with the theory, as well as a clear understanding of what the instruments can and cannot do. We do not sell them on the open market.


THE VALUES PROFILE II:
A SPIRAL DYNAMICS Assessment of Worldviews
Formerly called The Values Test, the SPIRAL DYNAMICS Values Profile II (VPII) is newly updated and easily administered online. The VPII is available for a one-year trial period to NVCC-trained SD Level 1 practitioners. and on a permanent basis to SD Level 2 practitioners. Consisting of 10 statement clusters designed to evaluate worldviews and valuing system preferences, this popular SPIRAL DYNAMICS tool is used around the world and available in many languages via NVCC's proprietary Spiral Dynamics® Spiral Survey System. .

DESCRIPTION:
The SD VPII enhances self-understanding in both business and personal settings. It is typically used in training and education, as well as coaching, though data can also be applied to strategy and marketing. VPII results appear in a profile of 14 scales – seven “acceptance” and seven “rejection” components which represent individual preferences for seven worldviews and Value Systems. Cumulative data indicate group, team, and organization-wide preferences.
Value Systems are filters through which people think and conceptualize the world: their preferences for work environments, reward systems, personal priorities, perceived strengths and weakness. 

The seven worldviews measured in VPII are based in Clare W. Graves’s Levels of Existence research and consist of the following dimensions: Tribalistic, Egocentric, Absolutistic, Multiplistic, Interpersonalistic, Systemic, and Holistic. These dimensions translate into a variety of preferences impacting behavior in terms of group cohesion, conflict and collaboration, management approaches, organizational culture, leadership style, reward and leadership preferences, motivation (and de-motivation) strategies, preferred forms of communication, etc.

EXAMPLES OF SPIRAL DYNAMICS VALUES PROFILE II USES:
As a training tool to convey the Spiral model taught in Spiral Dynamics® Level 1 & 2 training for specific applications
As a coaching aid for executive coaches to align to client needs/outcomes
As a team-building tool to identify interpersonal conflict & confluence
As a basis for personal development, insight and understanding of others
To understand how differences in worldviews impact cultures in collision
Enhancing recognition of deeper needs and motives, and more …

THE SPIRAL DYNAMICS VPII IS IDEAL FOR:
Trainers
Consultants
Coaches
Facilitators
Managers
Strategists

TIME REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION: 45-60 minutes.
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© Copyright 2006 National Values Center Consulting. All rights reserved. Derived from The Values Test by NVC, Inc.






THE SPIRAL DYNAMICS CHANGE STATE INDICATOR:
A Spiral Dynamics® Assessment of Change

The Spiral Dynamics® Change State Indicator is easily administered online. It is available for a one-year trial period to NVCC-trained SD Level 1 practitioners. and on a permanent basis to SD Level 2 practitioners via NVCC's proprietary Spiral Dynamics® Spiral Survey System. Consisting of 30 questions designed to measure change readiness and preferences, it suggests the degree of ease or resistance individuals, work groups, and teams might experience during a change process.

DESCRIPTION:
The Change State Indicator (CSI) is a versatile tool with a total of ten scales. Five scales evaluate the “states of change” experienced by people as they migrate from one Gravesian Value System to another. These range from stability through turbulence and back to stability. Other dimensions include readiness to accept and incorporate new methods, approaches and ideas, and five scales which convey preferences for other aspects of change: incremental or dramatic, order or chaos, plus flexibility.

These findings translate into a variety of workplace behaviors and preferences impacting group cohesion, management, culture, ability to innovate and learn, forms of communication, training and support needs, leadership preferences, strategy implementation, etc.


THE
Spiral Dynamics® CHANGE STATE INDICATOR HAS BEEN USED FOR SOME OF THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES:
As a training tool to convey the change model taught in Spiral Dynamics® Levels 1 & 2
As a coaching guide for executive coaches to better understand client needs
As a team-building instrument to identify and discuss problems and conflicts
As an organizational development approach for congruent change initiatives
To understand how stress is impacting individuals and groups during a change initiative
To plan a best fit approach to change for an individual, group or team
For personal development, insight and understanding
And more …

THE Spiral Dynamics® CSI IS USEFUL FOR:
Trainers
Consultants (OD, strategy, change, etc.)
Coaches
Facilitators
Managers
Counselors
Change Agents
Strategic Planners

TIME REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION: 15-20 minutes
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© Copyright 2006 National Values Center Consulting. All rights reserved.


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THE SPIRAL DYNAMICS DISCOVER
A Spiral Dynamics® Assessment of Levels of Existence and Coping Systems
The Discover (DSC), based on NVC’s Psychological Map, Form A, is newly updated and easily administered in an online format. It is available to NVCC-certified and trained Spiral Dynamics® Level 2 trained practitioners. Consisting of 40 statement clusters and 10 open item stems, DSC is designed to evaluate overall levels in Gravesian thinking and coping preferences in a broad context.

DESCRIPTION:
The Discover is suited for use with individuals, work groups, teams and larger organizational/culture studies. It consists of 12 scales – six “most like me” and six “least like me” dimensions. These indicate individual preferences for six worldviews and Value Systems patterns in the Spiral model.

The six Value Systems are descriptions of how people see their worlds: their preferences for particular work environments, reward systems, career priorities, ways of behaving and interacting. The six worldviews measured are based in Clare W. Graves’s Levels of Existence Theory and the diminsions consist of: Tribalistic, Egocentric, Absolutistic, Multiplistic, Interpersonalistic, and Systemic systems.

These dimensions translate into a variety of workplace behaviors and preferences impacting group cohesion, conflict and collaboration, management approaches, organizational cultures, leadership styles, reward and leader preferences, motivation strategies, effective communication, interpersonal relationships, and sensitivity to various change, strategic, and organizational development approaches.

EXAMPLES OF THE Spiral Dynamics® DISCOVER (DSC) APPLICATIONS:
As a training tool to explain the Value Systems in the Spiral model taught in Spiral Dynamics® Level 1 & 2 training
As a coaching aid for executive coaches to align to client needs and goals
As a team-building instrument to foster understanding and collaboration
For insight into work group dynamics and the roots of interpersonal conflict
For personal growth, development, insight and understanding of others
To understand how differences in worldviews impact human affairs
Building greater awareness of human variability …

THE Spiral Dynamics® DISCOVER IS IDEAL FOR:
Trainers
Consultants
Teachers
Facilitators
Managers
Coaches

TIME REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION: 30-60 minutes.
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TEL: (805) 962 – 0366
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