The Center for Personal and Organizational Assessment (CPOA) has prepared suites of inventories and related documents over the past thirty years that have been used extensively in training programs, as well as consulting and coaching sessions. They have also appeared in several widely read books that offer concepts and research findings related to these CPOA documents.
All of the CPOA inventories are based on extensive research and scholarship. They are theory-rich and thus lend themselves to enhanced dialogue between a coach or consultant and their client. While many other inventories might have been derived from analysis of data gathered from large sources (the so-called empirically based inventories) they are likely to offer numbers that are interesting and perhaps valid–yet do not yield the kind of insightful conversations that a theory-based assessment can produce.
Each theory based CPOA inventory comes in a packet of five printed booklets (sent in a clear plastic buttoned portfolio for safe storge). The bound booklets contain the inventory, score sheet, scoring range, and description of the concepts and theories that provide a foundation for this inventory.
All of the printed CPOA inventories and booklets are available through Ash Point Publishing (a sub-division of The Professional School of Psychology.)