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Thank you for being involved and participating in ASPIRE: an assessment
tool looking at your organisation's operations and underlying values.
You may wish to read the ASPIRE
Overview for further background to ASPIRE and an overview of what
is being measured. Your views matter and will not be directly traceable
back to you. You will only be asked to give a general job title, rather
than your name. Along with the questionnaires from a wide spectrum of
other staff in your organisation, your answers will make up an assessment
report to help your organisation to develop further. It is important to
bear in mind that this is an organisational assessment not a personal
assessment of your views.
For the assessment to be most effective and helpful to the organisation,
we would encourage you to be as honest as possible. There is always a
temptation to answer the questions in a way that reflects the way you
want it to be or are working towards.
Asking yourself “does this really happen?” will help you evaluate
how far you have got in this on-going process.
With a spirit of understanding:
We have endeavoured to phrase questions in the light of the spectrum of
organisations and churches using ASPIRE. Care needs to be taken in understanding
the spirit of the question. We have
phrased most questions in a way that implies a formalised process or policy,
but this can apply equally to an informal approach in a smaller organisation.
For instance, when we talk of "policy",
larger organisations may have structured and detailed policies, whereas
a smaller church may just have an unwritten understanding, that has been
thought-through, discussed and agreed. Please
note also that references to prayer can include individual and/or collective
prayer that is either audible or silent.
In one go:
For the best results you should finish the questionnaires in one go. If
this is not possible, then you will need to make a note of your participant
ID (generated when you log-on) and contact your co-ordinator (so you can
go back again via the co-ordinator's access point).
Questions about ‘leaders’ refer to those who provide overall
leadership of your organisation. (E.g. the senior leadership team.) However
you may need to clarify with your coordindator whether this includes your
trustees. It is also important that you understand you are all being asked
to assess how you feel about the collective leadership style rather than
just one individual.
When you complete the questionnaires, you will be asked to comment on
various aspects of your organisation or church and rate them in one of
the following categories. In order to bring about better consistency,
we have found it helpful to clarify these categories in the following
"Yes, a great deal" - this is true almost
all of the time
"No, or rarely" - this is hardly ever true
this question is not applicable to me or our
Answers 2 and 1 are responses
"Yes, a great deal" and "No, or rarely".
We appreciate you taking the time to complete this assessment and help
your organisation continue to develop. If you have any further questions,
there are a number of links to definitions as you go through and you may
also want to refer to the Glossary.
Please also refer any specific questions you have back to your co-ordinator.