Strengths Institute

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The Strengths Institute will be held August 5-7, 2019 at the College of Charleston's North Campus.

The Application Deadline has passed for the August 2019 Institute. 

Participants selected to take part in the Institute will be notified by June 14, 2019.

The purpose of the Strengths Institute is to equip faculty and staff with a foundation to understand and apply their individual strengths. Participants will come away with an appreciation for all 34 talent themes and strategies for implementing strengths in their instruction and interactions with students. 
 
This interactive workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to explore and engage with their individual strengths, practice facilitating group strengths activities and conduct individual strengths coaching sessions.

(Workshop is based on Gallup's CliftonStrengths Assessment and talent themes.)

Quotes from strengths advocates around campus

"Learning about my strengths has allowed me to understand why I do things the way I do, while also teaching me how best to connect with others based on their strengths and how they tend to operate."     CofC student, Tyler Futrell.

"Strengths Finder helped my students reflect more deeply on their performace in field experience stettings.  It also helped me become more aware of my own strengths and how they influence who I am as a teacher."    Dr Kelley White, Associate Professer of Early Childhood Education

"It is exciting to see how students grow in their strengths through the coaching process.  Recently, I connected with one of the students I coached about a year ago and she mentioned (unprompted) how she uses one of her strengths regularly in her job.  Wow!  That was an exciting moment for me."          Karen Hauschild, Director, Academic Advising and Planning Center

"Knowing my strengths made me stand out in an interview.  My interviewer asked what would set me apart from fellow applicants, and I was able to explain how my certain strengths make me a unique applicant in that, all applicants may have the same qualifications, but not all have the same strengths.  So in combination with clinical knowledge, my 'relationaship buidling' strengths encourage a true desire to maximize the potential in others.  Also, it made me understand that there are just some things I am not good at, and that focusing on my own strengths is a more effective way to become a confident person and own who I am.  Knowing my strengths and how unique they are to me gives me an appreciation that not all people have the same strengths.  I am able to work more effectively with others through that lens of understanding."     CofC student, Rachel Maher

 

Questions?  Email Strengths@cofc.edu