Culture Assessment - School

Purpose of this Survey

You are receiving this survey in order to address your school's current culture with an eye toward resolving concerns in a God-honoring way. In preparing for culture change in your school, your perspective about both the current and desired culture will help this survey be successful.

There are two ways to complete this 15-minute survey:

1.     Online form. Once you start, there is no way to save your progress and come back to the survey. This survey must be completed in one sitting. The online format provides the highest level of anonymity.

2.     Word document. Download the Word version of this survey here, save it to your computer, answer the questions at your own pace, and return via email to judy@CreativeConciliation.org. This format means that your identity is discoverable. Creative Conciliation will not release identities when the data is compiled.


Please identify your school:
Please select the role which best describes you:
Please keep your school's culture in mind as you answer the following questions!
Culture is hard to define. Sometimes, culture can be understood as: 1. Specific patterns of behavior (e.g., “This is just the way we do things around here.”) 2. Hard to explain to outsiders (e.g., “I can’t explain it; it just is.”) 3. Developed over time (e.g., “We’ve always done it this way.”) 4. The beliefs that organize behavior (e.g., “We want people to feel welcomed here so they will keep coming back.”) 5. A system that forms the glue of relationships (e.g., “We are honest with each other and aren’t afraid to give constructive feedback.”) What of the above definitions best describes your viewpoint of culture?
Considering your school's culture, list five emotions that you have been feeling and are most likely to continue to feel as you engage with others at the school: Been feeling emotion # 1
Been feeling emotion # 2
Been feeling emotion # 3
Been feeling emotion # 4
Been feeling emotion # 5
Considering your school's culture, list five emotions that you most desire to feel as you engage with others at the school: Most desired emotion # 1
Most desired emotion # 2
Most desired emotion # 3
Most desired emotion # 4
Most desired emotion # 5
Considering your school's culture, list five emotions that you believe that others at the school feel as they engage with one another. Believe other's feel emotion # 1
Believe other's feel emotion # 2
Believe other's feel emotion # 3
Believe other's feel emotion # 4
Believe other's feel emotion # 5
Write a short paragraph of your thoughts as you compare and contrast these three “feeling” lists:
Considering your school's culture, list five values that you believe are verbalized as important by you and others at the school in day-to-day normal interactions: Verbalized value # 1
Verbalized value # 2
Verbalized value # 3
Verbalized value # 4
Verbalized value # 5
Considering your school's culture, list five values that you believe that you and others at the school actually live out with one another: Lived out value # 1
Lived out value # 2
Lived out value # 3
Lived out value # 4
Lived out value # 5
Write a short paragraph of your thoughts as you compare and contrast these two “values” lists:
Emotions flow from thoughts, and thoughts are rooted in attitudes, convictions, and beliefs. To help you identify your own attitudes, convictions, and beliefs, and considering your school's culture, write a short response to the following questions: What is right here?
What is wrong here?
What is confusing here?
What is missing here?
This is your opportunity to say whatever you believe needs to be said. 1. If I could change one and only one thing at my school, what would it be?
2. If I would have the leadership at my school understand one and only one thing, what would it be?
Your survey is complete!