CliftonStrengths gives students and educators the opportunity to develop strengths by building on their greatest talents–the way in which they most naturally think, feel, and behave as unique individuals. Grounded in Positive Psychology, CliftonStrengths is used at more than 600 schools and universities and has helped more than 2 million people achieve academic, career, and personal success (gallupstrengthscenter.com).
CliftonStrengths for Students
Each year the TCU Leadership Center distributes more than 1,000 Strengths codes to members of the TCU community with the goal of creating a unified way to discuss our strengths and personal talents. The “Strengths Philosophy” provides students and educators the opportunity to develop strengths by building on their greatest talents in:
Strengths can help you thrive in your academic career by showing you how you can leverage your talents to approach your coursework through a focus on what you naturally do well. By using your strengths in your studies, you can take greater control over your academic future.
You have many relationships in your life as a student: with family, faculty, friends, roommates, classmates, and others. In all your relationships, who encourages you to be your best? Viewing your relationships through the lens of strengths can give you a new perspective on how you relate to and understand the people in your life.
Developing as a leader might be one of the most significant and important opportunities you will have as a student. Chances are, at some point in your life, you will have the opportunity to lead; in fact, you may already have served as a leader several times. Learning and emerging as a leader is a process that takes knowledge, skills, and practice, and it requires you to be intentional in how you use your talents.
To request an individual code, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Each TCU student will be provided one Strengths code free-of-charge.
CliftonStrengths for Faculty & Staff
The Leadership Center’s staff provides training workshops to help connect an individual’s strengths to coursework, team projects or personal and professional development. CliftonStrengths offers a valuable tool to support teams of students, staff, faculty, or administrators in facilitating discussions by:
- Helping effective and productive teams meet their goals and achieve meaningful outcomes by capitalizing on the diverse talents of their members.
- Teaching the best teams to achieve success by developing a team dynamic that welcomes, values, and leverages each members’ talents.
- Giving supervisors tools that can provide supportive work environments and opportunities for their staff to grow and develop using their individual talents.