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The Strengths-Based Supervisor


Duration: 1 hour
Facilitator: Anne Brackett and Alicia Wojciuch
Price: $108.00

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Overview:

As they rise through the ranks, many people end up supervising others. Unfortunately, this incredibly important role rarely comes with much, if any, training. This often leaves supervisors struggling to figure out how to manage and lead their team while juggling all their other responsibilities. Most books and trainings offer general advice or techniques. The frustration is that implementing those practices can be tricky because everyone has different talents, so not everything will work for everyone.

Using a Strengths-based framework (specifically CliftonStrengths) can help you identify the ways in which your talents filters the way you approach leadership and all the other tasks for which you are responsible. When you know and understand your talents, you can use them to become a more effective supervisor in a way that’s authentic to you. The most effective leaders consistently invest in their Strengths and those of their team.

In this webinar you will learn the 5 clues to talent and begin to identify specific ways those talents impact your roles as a supervisor. We will spend time reflecting on peak experiences to find ways to continue finding paths to success. You will learn the four main reasons people follow and walk away with a specific and effective tool to build understanding and gain insight about the talents of your team.

Outline:

  • Introductions
  • Brief discussion on Gallup research around managers and engagement
  • Overview of the Strengths-Based Philosophy
    • Clues to Talent
    • Outcomes of a Strengths-Based Environment
  • Leading with Strengths
    • Your Talents and Roles
    • Reflection on Previous Experiences for Future Success
  • Maximize Your Team
    • Why People Follow
    • Tool for Team Understanding and Clues to Talent

Learning Outcomes:

  • The Manager Effect – How a supervisor impacts wellbeing and performance of their employees
  • The four reasons people follow
  • The three elements of leading with Strengths
  • How supervisors can invest in their own Strengths
  • How supervisors can maximize their team through Strengths

Who Should Attend:

Supervisors, aspiring supervisors, and those working in human resources.

Presenters:

Anne Brackett has worked in student affairs for over 20 years. She has a master’s degree in higher education and is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and Engagement Champion. Anne has been coaching and training supervisors, teams, student leaders, and students using the Strengths framework (CliftonStrengths/StrengthsFinder) for over five years, in addition to implementing a campus-wide, Strengths initiative at her previous institution. After working at her last institution for 12 years, Anne left campus to start Strengths University. Strengths University is focused on leadership development in higher education using a Strengths-based approach.

Alicia Wojciuch has worked in student affairs for over 10 years. She has an MSW and is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Facilitator in Strengths Based Education, and Instructor in Strengths Based Education. Alicia has been coaching and training supervisors, teams, student leaders, and students using the Strengths framework (CliftonStrengths/StrengthsFinder) for over five years, in addition to implementing a campus-wide, Strengths initiative at her previous institution. Alicia currently works as a Lead Life Coach at Maryville University. She is a cofounder of Strengths University.


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