Vantage Point Assessment Tool
Vantage Point (VP)is a questionnaire-based organizational assessment tool. Developed by members of ODN Oregon, it is validated tool to assess five factors which are critically important in organizational health.
Oregon ODN members and CCP volunteers can become certified as Vantage Point users, so that they can have another tool at their disposal for their professional practice with clients.
The questionnaire has 31 questions. Answering these questions takes 10 minutes or less.
The questionnaire is administered online.
Yes, it is also available in Spanish.
The tool is suitable for non-profit, for-profit, education and government organizations with a minimum of 50 employees. It is not applicable to professional associations and networks.
Clients gain systematic insights into key organizational health factors. Based on Vantage Point data , clients can focus their change and development efforts effectively. By repeating the assessment regularly, change and progress can by tracked. Compared to other assessment tools, Vantage Point’s price point is very modest.
At the beginning of a client engagement, Vantage Point (VP) delivers a transparent foundation through a shared set of data to make sense of the current state. It also delivers a foundation for more detailed contracting / scoping of work with clients. VP data allow the consultant to see patterns, and hone in on hypotheses and questions. When the assessment is repeated, VP data can also become useful for evaluating the impact of OD interventions and demonstrating the added value of the work done.
Vantage Point is administered through our collaboration with a data analytics provider. The data are generated as digital reports. The digital platform allows OD consultants to share data in a live virtual format with clients (or make slides/reports from the digital format as needed). Data can be analyzed easily by a wide range of criteria, including departments, demographics, role, location, and generations.
Once your application for the certification process is accepted, you attend an online training session. Next you complete one supervised client project using Vantage Point. If you are an active CCP volunteer, this will be under the supervision of a CCP senior / lead consultant. Otherwise, this will occur with the support of a Vantage Point coach and the growing Vantage Point practitioner community. As a final step, faculty will review your brief project reflection essay. You can then receive certification.
Both the certification process and the tool usage are very affordable. For active CCP volunteers, the certification process is free of charge. All users / clients need to pay a modest data administration fee to our data analytics provider based on the numbers of questionnaires used in projects. No fixed licensing fees are charged.