Office of Student Leadership & Engagement

CliftonStrengths: Discover Your Talents with Coaching and Workshops

CliftonStrengths: Discover Your Talents

The CliftonStrengths assessment 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 natural talents. The online assessment and accompanying results are your tools to discovering your Strengths, making success in life and leadership within your grasp. Campus Life is your headquarters for the development of your Strengths. We offer two different ways to learn about your talents. 

Strengths Coaching

Connect with one of our many Strengths Coaches to embark on personalized coaching and mentoring rooted in your Strengths. No previous exposure to Strengths is necessary for coaching, jump in at any time! Campus Life provides the necessary access code to take the assessment online as well as supplemental activities and worksheets to help you take a deep dive into your Strengths. 

Click here to register for Strengths Coaching!

Facilitated Workshops

Request a facilitated workshop for your group to collectively discover their Strengths. We have a selection of workshops, or we can create custom experiences for classes, student organizations, retreats, staff trainings, and more. Check out our available workshops below. 

Click here to request a CliftonStrengths workshop!

*Please note: In order to participate in Strengths workshops, participants must take the online Strengths assessment, which carries a fee for each access code. Workshop requests will require the organizer to provide the assessment to participants. We can assist with purchasing access codes, either as a group with a UNCW purchasing card, or individually for students. 

Strengths 1.0 - Introduction to Strengths

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 - Advanced Understanding of Strengths

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 the 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 Exploration

This workshop is perfect for individuals looking to explore ways to utilize Strengths to be successful beyond the college environment. By exploring what you do best, and the environment in which you'd like to work, this workshop provides an excellent reflection on ways to serve society with your gifts, beyond just a specific career path. After participating in the Strengths and Career Exploration Workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least one way their Strength(s) demonstrate a skill desired by employers
  • Determine at least five roles or tasks they already do well
  • Synthesize what they do best into a mission statement for desired contributions to society post-graduation
  • Brainstorm possible career options that allow for personal mission

Strengths and Career Readiness

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 their Strength(s) demonstrate a skill desired by employers
  • Discuss strategies to incorporate Strengths into professional materials like resumes, LinkedIn profiles, cover letters, etc.
  • Articulate how to utilize Strengths successfully in an interview
  • Strategize use of Strengths to approach professional networking