Summer Institute 2015
Workshop:SQ 102 An Introduction to Strengths and SQ 103 Utilizing Strengths with Students
Presented by: Brandon Shaw, Tracy Coulson, Kristen Skobla, Patti Antanavige
Location: IT225
Time: Thursday, May 21 9:00am-3:30pm
Max number of participants: 40

9:00-12:00 SQ 102 An Introduction to Strengths. This seminar will introduce participants, who have taken the Gallup Strengths Quest and completed the online SQ 101, to utilizing asset-based philosophies in their work and personal lives, the Gallup StrengthsFinder tool and various strategies for better understanding their top 5 themes. In this session participants will: • Explore personal applications of a strengths-based and asset-based philosophy • Explore and interpret the StrengthsQuest themes and how your individual themes combine and interact. 1:00-3:30pm SQ 103Utilizing Strengths with Students. This seminar will build upon the Outcomes and explorations in SQ 102 to enhance the participant’s understanding of how to utilize the Gallup StrengthsFinder themes with students. Various tools and strategies will be introduced to enhance student awareness of their themes, and how they can use them in academic settings. Participants will also explore strategies for using their own strengths to enhance their interactions with students. This session builds upon SQ 101 and SQ 102 to help participants: • Learn to engage students in strengths based discussions • Help students to reflect on their use of strengths • Explore strategies for helping students identify strategies on how to use their strengths in academics.




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