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Many of the activities listed are from Gallup's StrengthsQuest web site.  The referenced resources are available to the general public unless otherwise noted.  The page number and name of the resources will be given for each activity so that you can go directly to the particular activity to see the details. This page contains copyright content from Gallup, Inc. Used with permission. Gallup®, StrengthsQuest®, Clifton StrengthsFinder® and the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder theme names and descriptions are trademarks of Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.

 

60 in 60!
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This document contains 60 different ideas for Strengths-based activities you could use with students. The majority of these activities work best in group situations versus 1:1 situation such as advising or career counseling/ coaching. The activities can take as little as 60 seconds or up to 60 minutes to complete.

Career Exploration Guide

This Guide can be used along with the 'Strengths: Career Exploration' video or on its own to use your Strengths to explore careers.

Circle of Strengths
Page 20A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

This activity aims to recognize evidence of and discuss the role of their themes of talent in their personal behavior.

Class Selection
Page 59A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

This activity shows how to apply knowledge of their talents and strengths to decision making - specifically choosing classes. This activity is a great tool for advisors or career counselors.

Degrees of Talent/ Owning My Strengths
Page 22A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

This activity asks students to recognize the personal difficulties associated with affirming their own themes of talent.

Envisioning Excellence
Page 46A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

This activity asks students to define excellence in their academic lives.

Five Clues to Academic Talent
Page 53A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

In this activity, students are asked to consider five questions designed to unearth revealing clues about talent and evaluate their general academic goals in light of their talents and strengths, as well as other personal qualities and external considerations.

Get Engaged (On & Off Campus) Guide

This Guide can be used along with the 'Strengths: Get Engaged' Video or on its own to learn more about ways to use your Top 5 to find engagement opportunities that are a good fit for you!

How Do I Use My Top 5 Guide
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This Guide can be used along with the 'Strengths: Myth Smashing' video or on its own to learn more about the Strengths philosophy, the StrengthsFinder assessment and your own Top 5

I Do it With Ease
Page 54A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

In this activity, students begin to move from reflection and evaluation to application and apply theme-specific strategies to achieve academic success.

Intensify Strength
Page 38A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

This activity will help students begin to actively develop their talent.

International Students Guide

This Guide can be used  to learn more about the Strengths philosophy and how to use your Strengths as a international student at WTAMU.

Job Searching Guide

This Guide can be used to find ways to use Strengths in your resume, cover letter, interviewing, job search, and elevator pitch.

Major Exploration Guide
Chapters 10 and 11 from the online StrengthsQuest book. Session 12 from Journey Towards Excellence StrengthsQuest for the First-year Experience material found on the public StrengthsQuest folder on WTAMU's G-Drive.

This Guide can be used to learn more about how to use your Strengths during the major exploration process.

Making the Most of Your Engagement Guide

This Guide can be used to find ways to use your Strengths to lead stronger and get the most out of your engagement on and off campus.

Myth Smashing Guide

This Guide can be used to learn more about the Strengths philosophy, the StrengthsFinder assessment and your own Top 5

Name Tags/ Name Tents
Page 5A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

Ask students to create name tags or name tents to use throughout your sessions. On the name tags or tents, ask students to print their names and their five Signature Themes. Great for workshops or class sessions.

Realizing My Potential
Page 36A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

This activity helps students integrate the elements of strength development: talent, skills, and knowledge. Specifically, students identify what talents, skills, and knowledge are required to complete three tasks. This process will help students begin to develop a model of how they can consciously apply their talents to develop strength.

Reflections on the Movies
Page 25A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

Films powerfully communicate points about poignant moments in life. This activity asks students to view and evaluate movies with a discerning eye and discover the stories of talents and strengths that are evident through film.

Relationships and Teams Guide
Page 76A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

This Guide can be used to learn how you can use your Strengths in your partnerships with others.

Secret of My Success
Page 21A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

This activity asks students to identify examples of how their themes of talent have contributed to past success.

Setting Your Academic Course
Page 47A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

This activity asks students to evaluate their general academic goals in light of their talents and strengths, as well as other personal qualities and external considerations.

Strengths + Engagement=Finding Your Major

This workbook helps students connect strengths to engagement opportunities and then to majors. The exercise could be used in classes, advising appointments, career counseling appointments, or students could do the series of activities on their own.

StrengthsFinder Reflection
Page 6A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

This activity helps students analyze the content presented in their Signature Theme Report. Talent, Theme, and Strength. This activity helps students understand and develop a common language in which they can discuss natural talents and the development and application of strength.

Talent, Knowledge, or Skill?
Page 35A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

In this activity, students learn that there are three things that contribute to the development of a strength.

Talent, Theme, and Strength
Page 7A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

This activity helps students understand and develop a common language in which they can discuss natural talents and the development and application of strength.

Talent-Based Studying
Page 57A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

In this activity, students continue to move from reflection and evaluation to application and appreciate the role their talents and strengths play in making them their own best educator and learner.

Top 5 Tips for Your Top 5: Finals Week

Students identify what leadership domain their strengths fall into and then 5 tips are provided for how to use their strengths to be successful during finals week.

Writing Challenge
Page 8A from the StrengthsQuest™ Activity Workbook

This activity is a hands-on approach to visualize the difference between using your Strengths and focusing on your weaknesses.

 

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