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StrengthsFinder® for Individuals: Developing and Engaging Employees by Identifying Their Strengths

Length
4 hours

Overview

The Clifton StrengthsFinder® assessment, created by Gallup, is based on extensive research of organizations that have successfully unleashed human potential to drive bottom-line performance. In this course, individuals will discover their individual talents and strengths and learn how to development them for full potential. As a result of this highly interactive session, individuals will be able to name, claim and aim their strengths and formulate a strategy that will put their strengths to work.

Objectives
Through interactive activities, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the value of a strengths-based approach to developing one’s skills and abilities
  • Understand the correlation between focusing on their strengths and increased engagement, energy and well being
  • Name their Top 5 Signature Talent Themes from their comprehensive Clifton StrengthsFinder® report
  • Claim their strengths by identifying ways in which they are being used in their current role and articulating their strengths to their manager and team
  • Aim their strengths by developing a plan that will leverage them in different situations and opportunities
  • Conduct a strengths-based conversation with their manager using a discussion framework
  • Appreciate the power of strengths-based partnerships and how to leverage the strengths of others

Pre-work:Completion and review of the Clifton StrengthsFinder® assessment (instructions will be sent ahead of time)

Key Topics

Part 1: Understanding Your Own Strengths

  • Understand individual results of the Clifton StrengthsFinder® and discover unique strengths within the context of coworkers’ talents and strengths
  • Articulate your top five strengths and map them to your job function and responsibilities
  • Understand the correlation between a focus on strengths and increased engagement, energy, productivity and well-being
  • Expand the daily utilization rate of your strengths
  • Recognize when you’re overusing a strength and manage your strengths for optimal productivity
  • Flex your style for greater influence – tailor your communication and presentation style to the needs (strengths) of your audience

Part 2: Using Strengths for Team Productivity and Performance

  • Identify and discuss the team’s collective talents (Team Talent Map) and learn how work teams can harness strengths to achieve specific performance objectives
  • Purposefully aim talents so the team is better equipped to accomplish its goals and performance objectives
  • Identify talent gaps and overlaps on the team and strategically balance them for greater team engagement and productivity
  • Appreciate and leverage the strengths of others
  • Understand the three elements of strengths-based partnerships
  • Use common terminology to make communication more effective when addressing challenging issues on teams – frame feedback and difficult conversations in terms of strengths
  • Participants leave the course with a checklist of seven ways to immediately start integrating strengths in daily work


Reviews

Great opportunity to learn about one’s self and others on the team. Identifying strengths in others will help me build a stronger, concise team. – Intuitive Surgical, Manager

Great content. I will use what I learned during our performance review cycle. – Product Manager


Key Topics

Part 1: Understanding Your Own Strengths

  • Understand individual results of the Clifton StrengthsFinder® and discover unique strengths within the context of coworkers’ talents and strengths
  • Articulate your top five strengths and map them to your job function and responsibilities
  • Understand the correlation between a focus on strengths and increased engagement, energy, productivity and well-being
  • Expand the daily utilization rate of your strengths
  • Recognize when you’re overusing a strength and manage your strengths for optimal productivity
  • Flex your style for greater influence – tailor your communication and presentation style to the needs (strengths) of your audience

Part 2: Using Strengths for Team Productivity and Performance

  • Identify and discuss the team’s collective talents (Team Talent Map) and learn how work teams can harness strengths to achieve specific performance objectives
  • Purposefully aim talents so the team is better equipped to accomplish its goals and performance objectives
  • Identify talent gaps and overlaps on the team and strategically balance them for greater team engagement and productivity
  • Appreciate and leverage the strengths of others
  • Understand the three elements of strengths-based partnerships
  • Use common terminology to make communication more effective when addressing challenging issues on teams – frame feedback and difficult conversations in terms of strengths
  • Participants leave the course with a checklist of seven ways to immediately start integrating strengths in daily work

Key Topics

Part 1: Understanding Your Own Strengths

  • Understand individual results of the Clifton StrengthsFinder® and discover unique strengths within the context of coworkers’ talents and strengths
  • Articulate your top five strengths and map them to your job function and responsibilities
  • Understand the correlation between a focus on strengths and increased engagement, energy, productivity and well-being
  • Expand the daily utilization rate of your strengths
  • Recognize when you’re overusing a strength and manage your strengths for optimal productivity
  • Flex your style for greater influence – tailor your communication and presentation style to the needs (strengths) of your audience

Part 2: Using Strengths for Team Productivity and Performance

  • Identify and discuss the team’s collective talents (Team Talent Map) and learn how work teams can harness strengths to achieve specific performance objectives
  • Purposefully aim talents so the team is better equipped to accomplish its goals and performance objectives
  • Identify talent gaps and overlaps on the team and strategically balance them for greater team engagement and productivity
  • Appreciate and leverage the strengths of others
  • Understand the three elements of strengths-based partnerships
  • Use common terminology to make communication more effective when addressing challenging issues on teams – frame feedback and difficult conversations in terms of strengths
  • Participants leave the course with a checklist of seven ways to immediately start integrating strengths in daily work

Key Topics

Part 1: Understanding Your Own Strengths

  • Understand individual results of the Clifton StrengthsFinder® and discover unique strengths within the context of coworkers’ talents and strengths
  • Articulate your top five strengths and map them to your job function and responsibilities
  • Understand the correlation between a focus on strengths and increased engagement, energy, productivity and well-being
  • Expand the daily utilization rate of your strengths
  • Recognize when you’re overusing a strength and manage your strengths for optimal productivity
  • Flex your style for greater influence – tailor your communication and presentation style to the needs (strengths) of your audience

Part 2: Using Strengths for Team Productivity and Performance

  • Identify and discuss the team’s collective talents (Team Talent Map) and learn how work teams can harness strengths to achieve specific performance objectives
  • Purposefully aim talents so the team is better equipped to accomplish its goals and performance objectives
  • Identify talent gaps and overlaps on the team and strategically balance them for greater team engagement and productivity
  • Appreciate and leverage the strengths of others
  • Understand the three elements of strengths-based partnerships
  • Use common terminology to make communication more effective when addressing challenging issues on teams – frame feedback and difficult conversations in terms of strengths
  • Participants leave the course with a checklist of seven ways to immediately start integrating strengths in daily work