In response to popular demand, the Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) will be offering their Strengths Workshop for a small individual fee to all University affiliates, including any interested student groups. The workshop is meant to help individuals and teams optimize their strengths and create group-focused goals. The workshop is typically two hours long and costs $20 per person to participate. In preparation for the workshop, participants will be provided with the StrengthsFinder assessment to complete in advance.
“We communicate with the workshop requestor to determine their goals for the session,” said Lindsey Ward, associate director for leadership, inclusion and staff training at the CLDC. “Knowing more about their team, who will participate and what they hope participants will gain will drive our selection of activities and facilitation style in the workshop. For example, we may include more pair and individual activities instead of large-group activities based on group needs.”
Through the Strengths training method, each participant will get the opportunity to:
– REFLECT on their individual strengths.
– DISCOVER the strengths of their team members.
– COMMUNICATE their individual strengths positively to others.
– REFLECT on how their strengths influence their leadership style.
– SEEK opportunities to reinforce their strengths themes.
– INCORPORATE strengths into goal setting.
Sessions can be facilitated in the team’s work area or in CLDC spaces in Baker University Center, pending availability. The CLDC’s Strengths facilitators are full-time career and leadership development professionals who are also connected to a number of other programs on campus including the Patton College of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, the Alumni Association and the College of Health Sciences and Professions. The workshop is sure to provide a great opportunity for professional development and team building for academic and student service units. The CLDC staff looks forward to helping participant teams become more dynamic and cohesive.
To request a workshop, visit the CLDC's website.