Course Outcomes

This strengths identification course will:

  • Explain the value of recognizing and relying on strengths.
  • Highlight each team member’s strengths.
  • Provide a forum to discuss team dynamics.

Course Overview

Research shows that members of high-performance teams rely on their strengths 75% of their time.  

The general population, however, reports that it leans on its strengths less than 20% of the time.  And why? They focus on what they don’t do well. Consequently, they fail to leverage what comes naturally.

This program aims to correct that problem. Based on Gallup’s Strengthsfinder 2.0, this course will help the participants recognize their talents, build them into strengths, and work better together as a team.

Program Objectives

At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Articulate their top five strengths.
  • Explain their dominant talents.
  • Put their talents to use in the workplace and at home.
  • Appreciate and leverage the strengths of others.
  • Recognize a team’s assets and deficits.

The following outline highlights some of the course’s key learning points. As part of your training program, we will modify content as needed to meet your business objectives. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of the participant materials prior to the session(s).

Workshop Outline

Get Ready to Race: Understanding Strengthsfinder 

This workshop opens with a discussion around the history of strength-based leadership and the value of focusing on strengths. Through a series of exercises, the group will identify how their group could benefit from using the Strengthsfinder process.  

Discover Your Inner Thoroughbred: Reflecting on Your Best

During this program segment, participants will reflect on when they are at their personal best. They will also discuss the difference between talents and skills. Finally, they will look at the formula for taking advantage of their natural talents and turning them into strengths.

Betting on 5 out of 34: Examining Talents

This section of the course examines the 34 Strengthsfinder talents and highlights each participant’s top five. The group will then discuss how their talents have influenced their choices. Further, they will explore how they can capitalize on their talents and start building them into strengths.

Avoiding Injury: Dealing with Deficiencies and Overreliance

It’s often said that too much of a good thing is not a good thing. An overused strength can be a liability. During this portion of the workshop, we will examine that idea. The group will discuss actions they can take to avoid overreliance.  Next, they’ll discuss the options for dealing with missing strengths.

And They’re Off!: Racing Together

Great teams have several elements in common. In this seminar segment, participants will look at the characteristics great teams share and changes they may need to make to their current working relationships.

Keep Champing at the Bit: Remaining Eager and Engaged

This program concludes with a discussion about employee engagement and actions participants can take to bring out the best in themselves and each other. 

Participants will leave this active training session with a thorough understanding of their natural gifts, along with practical tools they can immediately apply at work and home. 

Note: In addition to the course fee, this workshop requires the purchase of Strengthsfinder 2.0 for each program participant.