Explanation of Models
The Community Culture Assessment instrument is a simple but effective means of measuring culture by mapping community values. It provides a comprehensive diagnostic of the current culture and a detailed understanding of the desired culture by examining residents’ perceptions of the community’s current values, what they consider to be desired values and their personal values.
The results provide two perspectives:
• Personal Perspective and the
• Community Perspective
The Personal Perspective is obtained by mapping resident’s personal values to the model of the Seven Levels of Personal Consciousness. The community perspective is obtained by mapping the resident’s perception of the community’s values against the Seven Levels of Community Consciousness.
The models of the Seven Levels of Personal and Community Consciousness were created by Richard Barrett and are described on the www.valuescenter.com website. The fundamental basis of the Seven Levels of Community Consciousness is that communities are comprised of individuals, and act as living entities with similar motivations to those of individuals