Conceptualization is foundational to developing effective interventions,
as conceptual information provides consultants with an understanding of the
culture of a given organization or system, as well as an understanding of
the organization's existing strengths and areas for growth. Conceptual
information is obtained through a variety of formal and/or informal
assessments including written assessments, online surveys, individual
interviews, and small group interviews.
(2014) refers to the process of assessing and
conceptualizing as the diagnosis and implementation stages, which are
Client Conceptualization Video Reflection
What cultural factors might you consider when
conceptualizing people within an organization?
In what ways does counseling client conceptualization
overlap with consultative conceptualization?
What conceptual information do you need to be able to
intervene as a consultant with an organization?
There are an enormous range of professions from Acupuncturists to
Zoologists, and organizational consultants may find themselves working
with clients whose occupations are not familiar to the consultant. O*NET
provides a wealth of background information from training requirements,
work activities, salary, and projected growth. Spend some time browsing O*NET before
responding to the following reflection questions.
O*NET Exploration Questions
How might an organizational consultant use O*NET
to inform their conceptualization?
How might a consultant use O*NET to
provide a consultee with industry growth estimates that might be used to
inform hiring decisions:
What other thoughts or reactions do you have regarding