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Neurolinguistic Communication Profile

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The Neurolinguistic Communication Profile (NCP) assessment is based on the Neurolinguistic Programming model. This innovative and useful model emphasizes the relationship between an individual's thinking and communication preference and the ability to establish rapport with another person.

The NCP focuses on assessing visual, auditory, and kinesthetic preferences to discover how participants take in information, organize it, and communicate it to others. A technique teaching participants insights and practical tools for communicating more flexibly and effectively with others, regardless of their preferences.

The online version of this assessment requires a subscription to the HRDQ Online Assessment Center.

How It Works

The Neurolinguistic Communication Profile starts with a self-assessment that takes individuals approximately 20 minutes to complete. Individuals respond to 65 items relating to communication. The result is a set of scores in each of the three dimensions: sensory modality, thinking style, and preferred mode of expression. Combining these results produces an overall communication profile. The NCP also includes a quick assessment of rapport, allowing individuals to look at communication strengths and weaknesses with another individual.

If you intend to use this communication assessment profile in a classroom training session, then we recommend you allow approximately 90 minutes for interpretation of scores, topic discussion, debrief, and action planning. The Facilitator Guide also offers an easy-to-follow workshop outline that expands the profile into a half-day program.

Uses and Applications

The NCP serves as a guide for establishing a quick rapport with people whose communication "styles" differ from another. It can serve as a centerpiece for training on topics including management, coaching, teamwork, and sales.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Identify personal communication preference
  • Recognize communication preferences of others
  • Communicate more effectively with others who communicate differently
  • Discover how to increase productivity and motivation
  • Learn how to exchange information more accurately
  • Gain flexibility in striving to match another person's communication style

Product Details

  • Product Type: Assessment. The Facilitator Guide includes everything you need to lead a successful training session.
  • Target Audience: Employees of all levels.
  • Measures: Your preferred method of communication.
  • Dimensions: Sensory modality, thinking style, and mode of expression.
  • Time Required: 1.5 hours.

What to Order

Facilitator Guide: Order One Guide Per Trainer.

The Facilitator Guide includes comprehensive background information, activities, reproducible handouts, and a professional PowerPoint presentation. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.

Paper Assessment 5-Pack: Order One Pack for Up to Five Participants. 

The Paper Assessment is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee scoring and administration of the assessment. It includes pressure-sensitive forms for manual scoring.

Online Assessment: Order One Per Participant.

The Online Assessment is administered to participants through the HRDQ Assessment Center and includes personalized reporting, full-color charts, interpretive information, worksheets, and action planning. A detailed report is delivered electronically to the facilitator/administrator when complete.

About the Authors

William L. Bearly, Ed.E. is the vice president of Organizational Universe Systems and is an information system and organizational development consultant. He pioneered the fusion of organizational development with the introduction of management information systems.

John E. Jones, Ph.D. (1935-2003), was the president of Organizational Universe Systems. He was a key contributor to training and organization development and a professor, trainer, presenter, counselor, and consultant. He received a BA from Wofford College and an MA and Ph.D. in 1965 from the University of Alabama.

James P. Eicher is the creator of Cognitive Management and an author who has taught seminars and consulted for many well-known companies. He has a bachelor's degree in theoretical linguistics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a master's degree in educational psychology from UCLA.

Tony Jeary is a strategist, thought leader, and prolific author of more than 45 titles. For over two decades, he has coached the world's top CEOs, entrepreneurs, and high achievers. He partners with selected clients to clarify their visions and ensure they stay focused, resulting in carving years off their strategic visions.

Kevin Grant is a co-author of the Neurolinguistic Communication Profile.

Additional Resources

PDF View/Download | The NCP Interview with author, Jim Eicher