Strengths Development

The CliftonStrengths Assessment tool unlocks a world of possibilities for you, your staff, and your students or participants. The YDN team offers a variety of trainings and activities that can help you explore and develop these new areas. From Strengths Based Leadership Academies and Camps to One-on-One Strengths Coaching Sessions the YDN team has a Strengths Development course for any size group or organization.

The workshops that the YDN team has developed were created to help professionals, schools and organizations improve their climates by incorporating a strength-based approach into how they operate. These trainings utilize tools and methods developed by Gallup Inc. (the worlds leading authority in strength-based research) along with insights, training, and coaching from YDN. Strengths development provides participants a powerful and interactive learning experience as a way to launch organizational change and leadership development.


Strengths Development

Maximizing Your Potential The content of this learning community focuses around deepening your knowledge of your personal talent themes. People who focus on using their strengths are THREE TIMES as like to report having an excellent quality of life and are SIX TIMES as like to be engaged in their jobs.


Leading with Your Strengths

People who use their strengths at work are more likely to be engaged and perform at high levels. Learning how to lead with your strengths will not only help you set the example for others, but will also help you achieve your highest potential as a leader in your department and your organization. This learning community incorporates activities to deepen knowledge of your individual talent themes as well as maximizing the talents and developing the strengths of your team.


Group Dynamics

Building a Well-Rounded Team This training is designed to provide participants with a knowledge and understanding of group dynamics and how individual talents impact and influence these dynamics. Participants discover their unique top 5 talent themes using an on-line, globally-recognized, research-based instrument and platform developed by Donald Clifton of Gallup. The learning communities provides the knowledge of: the difference between groups and teams, strategies for dealing with team conflict and common situations, a basic understanding of individual talent themes, and how individual talents and strengths can be used to strengthen their organization. Participants also have the opportunity to: link their strengths to successes, see a connection between their individual themes and past and present behaviors, recognize and value the natural talents and strengths in others, develop awareness of how natural talents and strengths can be interpreted by others, and explores the four domains of amazing teams.


Strengths Based Institute

The Strengths Based Institute (SBI) is designed to provide participants with a knowledge and understanding of their individual talents and the impact and influence they have on building a well-rounded team. The SBI combines elements of the Strengths Development, Leading with Your Strengths and Group Dynamic to create a comprehensive experience of individual, team and organization strengths development. The SBI provides organization teams a powerful and interactive learning and training experience as a way to launch organizational change with the goal of aligning strength-based practices and research with human development principles. (2-day session)


Strengths Based Coaching

On-site and virtual coaching is recommended to further support the Strengths based initiative developed during the institute. Coaching is designed to build staff and organization capacity as they apply concepts and lessons learned through the SBI. Individual, team and blended coaching options are available.

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