Tools for Practitioner and Coaches

Kantor Behavioral Profiles

David Kantor’s theory of Structural Dynamics describes the interplay of structures within a communication system and provides compelling insight into how individuals and teams can operate more effectively together. His model, used for decades by psychologists, organizational development professionals, and interventionists to improve performance, is now broadly available through this suite of instruments and in his groundbreaking publication, Reading the Room.

Because the theory links individual’s profiles with observable external behaviors, it has an actionable perspective on how to improve communication outcomes in all settings. Rather than just describe an individual’s profile as a static entity, these instruments provide coaching on how to expand the behavioral repertoire, manage reactions in high stakes settings and find organizations that are the best fit with an individual’s profile.

Become certified to administer Kantor Profiles

If you're interested in becoming a Licensed Practitioner of the Kantor Behavioral Profiles, please provide your name, email address and organization.

A certified Structural Dynamics practitioner will contact you.

Instrument Overviews


The baseline instrument identifies an individual’s baseline behavioral propensities in everyday low stakes settings. It also provides a perspective on that person’s behavioral repertoire – their ability to move fluidly among the available actions. In addition, the baseline report contrasts an individual’s private and public personas and helps them reflect on the difference.

Take the baseline profile

If you're interested in taking the Kantor Behavioral Profiles baseline instrument, please provide your name, email address and organization below. We will send you a link to complete the profile.

A certified Structural Dynamics practitioner will contact you to schedule a debrief session.

Individual profiles and a one hour coaching debrief are $250/person.

The Kantor Institute is now able to provide a translation service into Spanish for people wanting to take the Baseline Profile. If you are interested, please include this information in the contact message below.


Understanding the interplay of profiles within a team is a key element of improving their overall effectiveness. The team instrument looks at a group’s self-reported effectiveness and uses their collective profiles as a basis for diagnosing the contributing factors. The instrument also predicts the ways in which teams will typically get stuck and allows practitioners to make actionable recommendations.


Organizational culture can be accurately described using the core Structural Dynamics concepts. Doing so allows individuals and teams to recognize the ways in which their profiles are congruent or incongruent with their environments. The instrument also gives leaders a language to describe the ways in which their culture supports or hinders their strategic goals.