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We will discuss The Impact of Strengths on Hope and Wellbeing by showcasing campus programs that use the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment via the StrengthsQuest website.
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Weaving Strengths Development into a Careers Course
Strength development is a key component in a career development process. It provides a lens for students to view career development as a means to achieve personal and career wellbeing. Once students identify their top five talents, how can you help them develop and apply those talent to career development? Using the Strengths Development Framework, we will explore activities for weaving strengths development into the existing curriculum of a careers course. Participants will be able to select and adapt activities appropriate to the students program.
Launching a Strengths-Based Work Environment: Doing for Employees What We Do for Students
Gabrielle Lucke and Molly St Sauveur
Campuses and schools have embraced the StrengthsQuest model for students. We raised the question, "What about our employees? Have we made the same investment in them?" For the past two years, a workgroup of 30 early childhood educators have anchored their training and professional development to their talents and strengths. This session will highlight that experience and share next steps to engaging a larger workforce in appreciative inquiry and applying StrengthsQuest resources and practices. During the session, participants will have an opportunity to learn about our efforts, reflect on their own work environment, and engage in discussion.
Strengths & Neuroscience: Building Capacity for Engagement and Wellbeing
By understanding how the mind works, individuals can harness the power of their Strengths in new ways. This session will introduce participants to David Rock’s (2008) SCARF, a brain-based model of human social interaction, and provide an opportunity to explore how individual strengths can be used to manage the brain’s threat and reward mechanism in order to foster greater levels of engagement and wellbeing.
SNAP! Strengths Nurturing Academic Progress
SNAP uses StrengthsQuest and mentoring as intervention tools to retain “First Time in College” students who are enrolled in a college entry course. Join us to discover how we implement programming through student mentoring and StrengthsQuest, the Gallup Q12, and the Hope Scale. We will also share how we plan to measure student persistence and success.
Presenter: Sherry Boyd and Sonya Hopkins-Barnes
Using Strengths-Based Advising With Students With Disabilities to Promote Student Success
Current trends in education indicate that more students with disabilities are choosing to enter college. Higher education professionals have the opportunity to move beyond providing legal accommodations by incorporating additional programs and services that foster student development. A strengths-based approach to advising promotes student achievement: It builds self-efficacy, self-awareness, and confidence and develops a wider range of success strategies and coping skills, which increases the likelihood of student success. This presentation will discuss a strengths-based advising framework and show how departments and individual practitioners serving college students with disabilities can effectively implement this approach.
Introducing Strengths and Wellbeing to a College Community
Six months ago, South Mountain Community College embarked on a journey to become a strengths-based college focused on the wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students. Great progress has been made in a short time. This session will share the successes and the challenges as this southwestern, urban community college works to changes it core culture. A short presentation will be followed by a discussion designed to share ideas and strategies that can bring strengths and wellbeing to an entire college community.
Presenters: Scott Geddis and Julie Wechsler
How Are Schools Improving Hope, Engagement, and Wellbeing? Best Practices From Schools Implementing the Gallup Student Poll
Research indicates that hope and engagement are related to student wellbeing and academic achievement. But how do we apply research findings to real-world classroom experiences? Ms. Khan asked teachers from schools across the country, "How do you promote hope, wellbeing, and engagement in your students?" Schools participating in this research study scored among the highest in the nation on the Gallup Student Poll, which measures hope, engagement, and wellbeing of students. Ms. Khan will discuss the findings of her dissertation and provide examples of how to boost student levels of hope, engagement, and wellbeing.
Strengths & Engagement
Engaging Students from Start to Finish: Using Strengths in New Student Orientation Through Job Placement
Student Engagement is key to success in college! Anoka Technical College implemented StrengthsQuest in the Fall of 2010. Since then, Student Affairs and Academic Affairs have collaborated to deliver Strengths Based Student Services and academic programming throughout the college. This session will provide practical and specific examples of how ATC uses StrengthsQuest to empower students and employees, and create positive engagement and an inclusive environment for learning.
"Encounters With Difference: Make a Difference in Your Wellbeing"
Larry A. Braskamp, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Education, Loyola University Chicago, and Senior Scientist, Gallup