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StrengthsQuest for Employees

“Doing what we do best leads to high levels of engagement and productivity. Educators who capitalize on their strengths daily help students do what they do best by developing a strengths-based approach to education” (Shane Lopez, Ph.D., Gallup Senior Scientist in Residence and Research Director of the Clifton Strengths School).

Donald Clifton, former chairman of the Gallup Organization and founder of the Clifton Strengths School, believed that the seeds of personal greatness – natural and enduring talents – are already inside each of us. He believed that a strengths quest, a quest to achieve excellence and become all one can be, is really a quest to discover, develop and apply one’s true self. South Mountain Community College uses an online assessment to measure personal talent and areas of greatest potential for building strengths: the Gallup StrengthsQuest™ Program (founded on the Clifton Strengths Finder®). At SMCC, strengths are supported by seminars and workshops for employees, strengths-based mentoring and advising for students, and a leadership team committed to developing a strengths-based campus culture.