Assessment Tools

We use various assessment tools to help our clients understand their people, team functioning, and the forces behind organizational dynamics.  Each assessment is a tool built for specific uses, such as vetting job candidates, leadership development, or understanding the dynamics behind team conflict.

Here is a list of some of the assessment instruments we often use.

Personality Assessment

  • The Enneagram is a personality assessment that “reveals” the pattern of driving forces that make-up one’s persona.  It describes people with one of one primary types, a wing-type, and with animators in healthy and stressful conditions. We tend to use the Enneagram with people who want deep insights into their relational and life patterns. We use the WEPPS in our assessment.
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Assessment
    The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is the most widely used personality assessment in the world.  Credo Consulting uses the MBTI assessment to develop individuals, teams, and organizations to meet today’s challenges in such areas as communication, team building, leadership, and career management.
  • CPI 434 Assessment
    The exceptional history, validity, and reliability of the California Psychological Inventory™ (CPI™) assessment make it one of the most respected assessments in the world. Its 3 Structural Scales, 20 Folk Scales, and 13 Special Purpose Scales provide a detailed portrait of an individual’s professional and personal styles.
  • CPI  260
    The CPI 260® assessment objectively describes individuals the way others see them. It builds on the exceptional history, validity, and reliability of the California Psychological Inventory™ (CPI™) assessment, transforming this trusted resource into a leadership development tool for today’s organizations. Its 260 items measure more than two dozen scales in such areas as dealing with others, self-management, motivation, thinking style, personal characteristics, and work-related characteristics.

Conflict and Relationship Management

  • The FIRO-B® Assessment
    The Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation–Behavior® (FIRO-B®) Assessment helps people understand their own behavior and that of others in interpersonal situations. It explores three basic interpersonal needs: Inclusion, Control, and Affection, along two dimensions: Expressed and Wanted. Credo uses the FIRO-B assessment as part of team-building initiatives, personal development plans and communication workshops.
  • Strength Deployment Inventory
    SDI stands for Strength Deployment Inventory®, is used for helping people to improve relationships and manage conflict more effectively. SDI is rooted in the theory of Relationship Awareness®, a self-learning model for effectively and accurately understanding motives behind others’ behavior. This insight into motives can be very helpful for navigating difficult social/political situations and conflict especially.
  • Thomas Killman Inventory
    The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) is a best-selling instrument for conflict resolution. The 30-item, forced-choice inventory identifies a person’s preferred conflict-handling mode, or style, and provides detailed information about how he or she can effectively use all five modes—competing, collaborating, compromising, avoiding, and accommodating.  Credo uses the TKI most often in workshops to help participants understand the effective use of different approaches to conflict.

Career Planning

  • Strong Interest Inventory
    For nearly 80 years, the Strong Interest Inventory® assessment has helped organizations attract and retain the brightest talent and has guided thousands of individuals in their search for a rich and fulfilling life of work and leisure. The most respected and widely used career planning instrument in the world, the Strong is more powerful than ever, with major updates and new content that reflect the way we work and learn today.