Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

Discover Your Strengths with StrengthsFinder Workshops

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.

Discover Your Strengths

The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement offers you the opportunity to take this assessment and provides facilitated discussion about its personal and organizational uses. You can get this experience free of charge at one of our Open Sessions taking place this semester. Registration is required to attend. To participate, register at the link below at least one week prior to your desired session.

Fall 2018 Open Sessions to be announced August 2018!

Request a Workshop

Interested in having StrengthsFinder© facilitated for your group? The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement offers a team of Strengths Coaches ready to engage your student, staff, or faculty group in their talents. Read through our available workshops below, then request a workshop.

Strengths 1.0: My Strengths and How I Use Them

This workshop is ideal for individuals new to StrengthsFinder. Facilitators provide context on StrengthsFinder, participants' individual Strengths, and make connections outside of the student group or classroom context. After participating in the Strengths 1.0 workshop, participants will be able to:

  • List and describe their Top 5 Strengths
  • Reframe their weaknesses in the context of Strengths
  • Give an example of each of their Top 5 Strengths in action
  • Articulate one benefit of Strengths-based leadership

Strengths 2.0: Strengths and Others

This workshop will focus on deepening the individual understanding of Strengths. After participating in the Strengths 2.0 workshop, participants will be able to:

  • List and describe the four Strength domains
  • Give an example of how two or more of their Strengths work together
  • Identify how they use their Strengths to:
    • Execute and make things happen
    • Influence others
    • Build and nurture relationships
    • Analyze information and situations

Strengths 3.0: Applying Strengths to Others and Teams

This workshop is perfect for individuals or teams looking to apply knowledge and benefits of StrengthsFinder to groups and teams. Perfect for group retreats! After participating in the Strengths 3.0 workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Give an example of others' Strengths in action
  • Analyze team Strengths to identify challenges and opportunities
  • Identify at least one way to utilize Strengths in delegation or role assignments
  • Discuss how to use Strengths in motivating others

Strengths and Career Readiness

The application of StrengthsFinder doesn't stop in college. This workshop is a perfect next step for individuals looking to apply StrengthsFinder to their career preparation. After participating in the Strengths and Career Readiness workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least one way they can use their Strengths in their chosen career
  • Articulate how to discuss weaknesses successfully in an interview
  • Frame their Strengths in an elevator pitch for networking

Click here to request a workshop

Purchasing the StrengthsFinder Assessment

For StrengthsFinder Workshop requests, The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement does not provide codes to take the online assessment needed to participate. Individuals or groups interested in taking part in this opportunity can purchase codes the following ways:

  • Purchase the book from The current cost of the book is $19.99 and includes one code to take the assessment and a hardcover book to reference for your top five strengths and the strengths of others. If you choose to purchase this book from Amazon or another retail site, be sure to purchase a new book, as used books may have a used code, rendering the book useless!
  • Purchase a code only at $11.99. While the book provides the most depth on each Strength, this option is useful when coupled with a facilitated StrengthsFinder experience, as we provide supporting information in place of the book. This option uses CliftonStrengths for Students, an affiliate of StrengthsFinder specifically marketed to educational groups. Discounted price comes with the use of an educational email address (example: Purchase codes here.
    • If purchasing for a UNCW group of any kind, we ask you follow these instructions to better allow our office to assist you.