K-State CliftonStrengths for Students offers several strengths-based services designed to help students, faculty, and staff learn how to leverage their strengths.
Workshops: Strengths Advocates and Champions welcome the opportunity to speak with your club, class, department, or living group about CliftonStrengths for Students. To learn more about our strengths workshops, visit this page. To request a workshop for your organization, please fill out this request form*.
*We cannot guarantee requests made less than two weeks prior to your preferred program date.
Peer Coaching: The K-State CliftonStrengths Peer Coaching program provides students with opportunities to meet with strengths-knowledgeable peers, so that they may better understand and leverage their StrengthsFinder top 5 talents.
You are also welcome to browse our strengths resource library below. Brief theme descriptions of each talent can be found here.
StrengthsQuest Basics and Backings
This PDF provides full descriptions of all 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.
This is a valuable resource for researchers interested in in-depth statistical information and an overview of the research underpinning the development and validation of the Clifton StrengthsFinder.
Strengths research, theory, and reviews of strengths-based developmental interventions and the relationships between strengths-based development and employee engagement, hope, subjective wellbeing, and confidence.
An introduction to strengths-based development.
Learn about current and future Strengths programs.
This guide will help those new to Strengths get started using Gallup's website.
Report on the reliability, validity, and use of the Clifton StrengthsFinder instrument.
Activities and Handouts
Sixty strengths teaching and learning strategies that provide opportunities to use strengths every day and create "moments that matter."
Quick activities to help students communicate their strengths in interviews, resumes, and conversations.
Activities are designed for use in programs, classes, or sessions.
Articles and Research
Several articles that debunk commonly accepted myths about people's talents and strengths and how they are applied at work and in life.
Putting Students First: How Colleges Develop Students Purposefully
Gallup has found that if your manager focuses on your strengths, your chances of being actively disengaged at work are only 1 in 100.
Research shows that effective leaders must possess a high level of self-awareness. But too many leaders are blind to their own strengths and weaknesses.
An overview of best practices in strengths development.
A study of what is right and positive about people and how educators can promote college student development.
We are constantly forced to cope with our own weaknesses or those of the people we work with.
Positive Psychology promotes human strengths and enhances the knowledge, talent, and contributions of students.
Is there a "dark side" to strengths? This article probes these vexing questions and offers surprising (and reassuring) answers.
How can an executive make sure everyone is figuratively "speaking the same language" in a globalized economy?
A summary and critique of existing strengths-based educational research using the Clifton StrengthsFinder.
Learn the genius coauthor of StrengthsQuest saw in each of the StrengthsFinder talent themes.
A recent Gallup study of the U.S. workforce reveals this simple yet powerful formula: strengths development + engagement = innovation.
The best partnerships happen when you join forces with someone who has strengths that complement yours.
One of the core principles of strengths management is that people don't need to be well-rounded to succeed.