Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory: Personality from the Inside


The Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI) is the final part of the Hogan Assessment. It describes personality from the inside–the core goals, values, drivers, and interests that determine what a person desires and strives to attain. By assessing values, one can understand what motivates a person to succeed, and in what type of position, job, and environment he or she will be the most productive. This study will also explore comprehensive patterns that have emerged from school leaders who have taken all three Hogan assessments, looking at day-to-day strengths, potential derailers, and core drivers.

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Rod Chamberlain, our Director of Executive Coaching, not only coaches individuals, but also entire leadership teams in order to maximize their collective performance for the benefit of your students.

Rod combines advanced Hogan training with certification by the world’s largest coaching certification organization, the International Coaching Federation, and over four decades of school and leadership experience to offer one of the most sophisticated coaching experiences available.

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