strengths based leadership

NOTE: You must complete the Identify and Maximize Your Strengths prerequisite course before attending Strengths Based Leadership. Additional pre-work will also be required to provide your customized report for this workshop.

Leaders who understand the needs of their teams are better equipped to deliver meaningful solutions and support. Your top strengths — the things you naturally do best — can help you manage more effectively, meet your goals and improve your team's success.

Utilizing the established CliftonStrengths framework alongside a series of targeted reflections, discussions and exercises, the new Strengths Based Leadership workshop allows leaders and managers to successfully:

  • Understand manager-specific strengths using the newly released CliftonStrengths for Managers Report.
  • Evaluate the needs of their team to identify strengths-based solutions and support.
  • Develop simple, actionable steps to enrich leadership practice with strengths-based behaviors, tapping into Gallup’s 7 Core Competencies of Transformational Leaders.

Individuals with the opportunity to use their strengths are 6x as likely to be engaged in their jobs and 3x as likely to report having an excellent quality of life. To create spaces and cultures in which strengths-based development can thrive, use Strengths Based Leadership to pave the way. 

NOTE: Employees may use available educational assistance funds to pay for this program.


Thursday, November 7, 2024 (in-person)


8:30 a.m. to Noon


Danielle Hook, MSU Human Resources, Organization and Professional Development
David Robinson, MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities




The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Room B106, 3535 Forest Road in Lansing*

*MSU HR Organization and Professional Development follows all applicable state and public health guidance and university-wide directives. If deemed necessary or advisable, course locations and formats are subject to change. In the event of a change, notice will be communicated via email.