Finding the Value Within

A StrengthsFinder Analysis

Monday, August 26, 09:00 AM - Monday, August 26, 2019, 12:00 PM
Monday, August 26, 2019, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $50 MCN members / $100 nonmembers
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“When I wake up in the morning I want to go to work!” What boss wouldn’t want to hear that from an employee!? When you develop a strength-based culture, where people are in positions that match their talents and are given latitude to work how they work best, where teams understand each other’s strengths and self-manage to take advantage of them, and where professional development focuses on getting better at what you’re good at instead of pointing out weaknesses, this sentiment is heard pretty frequently. 

Utilizing the Clifton StrengthsFinder with your team can bring this culture to your organization and help you grow your team’s strengths and manage their weaknesses.  This course will explore the StrengthsFinder assessment, the research behind it, and how it can be used at work to build high-functioning individuals and teams. More than just theory and knowledge, the course will include real-time results, activities and discussion, and time for personal reflection. Led by Susan Williams, whose own life was changed after taking the CSF (seriously, that’s not just marketing jargon!), the course promises to be fun and fulfilling.

Event Details

The session fee includes a free Clifton StregthsFinder Assessment. After registering for this workshop you will receive an email from Susan ( with a code and a link to the assessment. Please complete the assessment within 48 hours of the workshop if possible, to allow Susan time to customize the workshop. The assessment will take about 45 minutes.

About the Presenter

SusanCaineWilliamsSusan Caine Williams  
empathy | connectedness | learner | positivity | strategic

Challenged by a former boss to determine her strengths and how they matched up with the company’s weaknesses, one night Susan found herself asking Google, “What are my strengths?” The first hit was for the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, produced and managed by the Gallup Corporation, and her life has been on a different trajectory ever since. 

Susan's career includes experience in the public sector as a high school English teacher, director of an on-line learning consortium, adjunct university instructor, and in private industry writing curriculum and developing implementation strategies for online professional development. Susan possesses thirty years of experience teaching, coaching, and consulting with individuals, students, and organizations throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and the Virgin Islands. Susan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, a Masters of Education degree with an emphasis in technology and adult learning from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.

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