Strengths for Faculty & Staff

What is CliftonStrengths?

The CliftonStrengths assessment is based on Gallup’s 40-year study of human strengths from which came 34 themes that can be used to describe people’s strengths and talents. In the 1990s, under the leadership of educational psychologist Donald O. Clifton, Gallup developed the CliftonStrengths as an objective measure of personal talent that could be administered online in less than one hour. When Clifton first designed the interviews that subsequently became the basis for the CliftonStrengths, he began by asking, “What will happen when we think about what is right with people rather than fixating on what is wrong with them?” Thus, emerged a philosophy of using talents as the basis for consistent achievement of excellence.

How do I Take The CliftonStrengths Assessment?

If you would like to take the assessment email cobstrengths@ferris.edu for more information.

Would you like Strengths to provide an in-class presentation?

Strengths can provide an in-class presentation for your course. If this is something that interests you email cobstrengths@ferris.edu to request a presentation.