Strengths-Based Learning

Purpose of Using Strengths-Based Approach to Teaching and Learning at College of DuPage

College of DuPage is actively pursuing a strengths-based approach to teaching and learning. By focusing on the talents of each student and employee, we will encourage the personal, professional and academic development of our community.

Five Goals: 

  1. Every employee will be provided an opportunity to take the StrengthQuest Assessment.
  2. Every employee will understand the strengths-based approach concept.
  3. Every student will be provided an opportunity to take the StrengthQuest Assessment through Orientation, Class, Counseling/Advising, Office of Student Life or Career Services.
  4. Supervisors and leaders will be encouraged to use the strengths-based approach with their work groups.
  5. A campus-wide team of certified strength-trainers will be available for ongoing consultation and workshops.
     

Strengths Information from Gallup 

Strengths Based Learning:
Understanding Your Signature Themes

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You'll add another dimension to your self-awareness by completing a self-assessment of your strengths and learning how to operate from inherent talents instead of deficiencies or weaknesses.

All strengths workshops are based on the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment. Participants need to take this on-line assessment prior to attending the workshop.

Strengths Based Learning:
Affirming Your Students Strengths in the Classroom

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Learn how to work with students and their strengths in the classroom.

All strengths workshops are based on the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment. Participants need to take this on-line assessment prior to attending the workshop.

Strengths Based Learning:
Leveraging Your Strengths for Leadership

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Strengths also play a role in leadership. Whether you are a leader of a program or division, or simply want to be a better member of a leadership team, strengths will help you on your journey.

All strengths workshops are based on the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment. Participants need to take this on-line assessment prior to attending the workshop.

Strengths Based Learning:
Well Rounded Teams

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It is not important to have well-rounded individuals but it is important to have well-rounded teams. In this module, you will learn how to communicate and work in teams based on your strengths and the strengths of others.

All strengths workshops are based on the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment. Participants need to take this on-line assessment prior to attending the workshop.  

 

Contact Information


Teaching and Learning Center
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1105/1107, (630) 942-3805
tlc@cod.edu 

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