Clifton StrengthsFinder©

It isn’t until people know what makes them talented and unique that they know how to perform better in their job. Or how to find one that’s a better fit. And to build better relationships and be a better teammate. And to feel like they’re improving, every single day. Whether you’re an individual looking to improve or a leader wanting to empower your people to perform better, Employee Leadership, Learning & Engagement can help you through StrengthsFinder.

What is StrengthsFinder?

The Clifton StrengthsFinder is the culmination of more than 50 years of Dr. Donald O. Clifton's lifelong work: leading millions of people around the world to discover their strengths. The simple online assessment and accompanying resources and materials are your portal to discovering your Strengths - making success in life and leadership within your grasp.

Which StrengthsFinder workshop should I sign up for?

If you supervise other UNCW staff as a part of your role, please sign up for the "StrengthsFinder for Leaders" workshop. If you do not have supervisory responsibilities, please register for the "StrengthsFinder for Staff" workshop. 

When do I need to take the StrengthsFinder assessment?

Please complete your assessment at least 48 hours before your workshop. 

How much does the assessment cost? 

Assessment codes are only $9.99 for anyone with a UNCW email address. 

How do I purchase the assessment?

Consult with your department budget authority to determine the best way to purchase the code. Once you're ready to purchase, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit and create an account using your UNCW ( email address
  2. Look for the email with an account activation/security key code and follow the instructions.
  3. Once you've activated your account, sign into and shop for CliftonStrengths for Students access codes.
  4. Select "individual" access code type.
  5. Select quantity of 1 access code and add to your cart.
  6. Proceed to checkout. (Note: The price will still show as $19.99 at this point.)
  7. Review subtotal. (Note: Your discount is applied on this screen.)
  8. Complete purchase.

Important: The discount price of $9.99 will not show until the subtotal is displayed immediately before completing the purchase

For more information about the educator discount, including detailed instructions for purchasing group codes at the discount rate, read this quick tutorial