Maturity Assessment Profile

The Maturity Assessment Profile (MAP) is the most well-researched and statistically sophisticated tool available for assessing a person’s stage of development. Consisting of 36 sentence stem prompts, it is a sentence completion test that covers a variety of life domains. Jane Loevinger was the original researcher at Washington University who created this tool in the early 1970s. The majority of the sentence stems in use today come from Loevinger’s  pioneering work.

In the early 2000’s the value of this tool for leaders and other professionals was recognized. At that time Susanne Cook-Greuter and a handful of others carefully tested and validated new sentence stems specifically related to leadership. The MAP that you will take consists of many of the original stems from the 1970’s Sentence Completion Test as well as new stems that reflect contemporary topics and concerns.

Your MAP sentence stem completions will be evaluated in a rigorous 3-step process that results in an assessment of your current stage of development.  Your scorer (Barbara or Chris) completed an intense two-year training program to become certified to score the MAP. In addition, they each participate in monthly continuing education to hone their skills and ensure the accuracy of their work.

After your MAP is scored, a written report is prepared which consists of customized comments based on your sentence stem completions, a breakout of how each sentence you completed was scored, a statistical report of your Center of Gravity (current stage), recommendations for how you can continue your development and an overview of the theory and the various stages. There is also a comprehensive Appendix for those who would like further information about the theory. In addition, you will receive a one-hour personal debrief of your results, and this conversation may be recorded if you would like the option of listening to it again. Debriefs are held via telephone or virtual platforms such as Zoom or Skype.

It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete the assessment. Your results will be available within 2 to 4 weeks of when you complete the assessment. As soon as your completed assessment is received, you will be contacted via email to schedule your debrief. You will receive your report approximately 2 days in advance of your debrief.

To take the assessment please click the button below to complete a registration form and make your payment. Once payment ($1000) is received, you will be sent the directions for how to complete the MAP. All MAPs will be scored and debriefed by either Barbara or Chris.

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