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Reflecting on Core Values: Personal Growth

At Jovian Concepts, our Core Values speak to what others seek in Jovian Concepts and what our employees seek in each other, in company leadership, and in themselves. Personal Growth is one of our five Core Values: Professionalism, Loyalty, Balance, Cohesiveness, and Personal Growth.

How do we know Personal Growth is a Core Value?

One of the first decisions made about Jovian Concepts (maybe or maybe not made over a few beers at a local pub) involves each employee receiving a beer stein bearing the phrase, “Big heads are on our beers, not between our ears.” This light-hearted reminder of our humility is key to the core value of Personal Growth.

Interest in Personal Growth as a value in Jovian Concepts is present not only in such early conversations about forming the company, but also in discussions with employees on topics ranging from the Mission of Jovian Concepts to the qualities employees value most in each other and in company leadership.

“Jovian consistently provides the employee with a family-oriented culture focused on personal and professional growth.”

Jovian Concepts is “invested in the growth of its employees.”

“Personal and professional excellence [is] fostered by a strong Jovian family with commitment to continuing growth.”

The Jovian Concepts Board of Directors furthers the focus on Personal Growth by presenting the Pioneer Award and the Gerald “Mac” Stum Award for Excellence in Innovation to employees each year who grow themselves and Jovian Concepts through creative thinking and the application of new ideas.

What does Personal Growth look like?

From our company structure of small sections ensuring personal attention and mentorship opportunities, to our outreach efforts supporting community education, Jovian Concepts is committed to Personal Growth. Yearly personalized ‘growth plans’ help employees focus on professional development, and 100% up-front tuition assistance helps remove obstacles that might otherwise prevent employees from seeking educational opportunities. Being receptive to feedback from mentors and customers is part of the humility and flexibility employees value in each other.

Rising to the challenges of growth isn’t always easy, so we are proud of Jovian Concepts employees for including Personal Growth as a Core Value. It proves our employees are “Down to Earth…Up to the Challenge”.

About Jovian Concepts, Inc.

Jovian Concepts, Inc. provides unique on-site consulting services to agencies of the United States government. Founded in 2009 by Richard Scheper, Ph.D., Jovian Concepts is based in Maryland and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veterans.

For more information about Jovian Concepts, visit

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