A strengths-based culture supports faculty, staff, and leadership in understanding and developing their own talents, while more effectively recognizing and utilizing the talents of those around them. Strengths-based institutions are able to further the educational mission in the following ways:
Faculty – Utilize individual talents to enhance teaching, research, and service; foster innovation and scholarship.
Staff – Maximize each individual’s potential; leverage personal strengths to achieve work outcomes while increasing engagement and productivity.
Leadership – Assist leaders to further develop their own talents into strengths; help leaders recognize and utilize team member talents for the benefit of the entire team.
Students – Support all aspects of a student’s well-being; help students explore their educational pursuits while connecting their strengths to potential career paths.
The result is a campus community who are engaged at work, and who offer their “best selves” to enhance student experiences and outcomes.
Goals and Outcomes of a Strengths-Based program:
- Identification of students/staff/faculty greatest talents.
- Development of strengths-based on student talents.
- For staff/faculty/students to be able to apply their talents and strengths
- For participants to be able to overcome disappointments and remain motivated
- For participants to be able to identify the talents and strengths of others, to be able to communicate that to them.
- Students will know how to use their talents in the process of normal living, adjusting, and