StrengthsFinder is an online assessment tool that helps people identify and develop their natural talents and abilities. UTEP now offers this tool, for free, along with a 90-minute team-building workshop, to any group of UTEP students, faculty, and/or staff.
StrengthsFinder uses an asset-based approach consistent with the UTEP Edge Student Success Framework, validates our understanding of our own strengths and those of our colleagues, and provides ideas on how to maximize those strengths at work and throughout our lives. Several hundred UTEP community members have participated in this workshop and we are hoping to spread this dynamic professional development opportunity even further across campus.
StrengthsFinder results are based on 34 strengths arranged in four domains:
"People who have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged in their jobs and more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life in general.” – Tom Rath, Researcher
Schedule a StrengthsFinder Workshop for Your Group
Assessments and workshops are available, free of charge, to UTEP departments and/or collaborating groups of students, faculty, and staff. Click here to schedule
What to Expect When You Sign Up for a Workshop
A UTEP employee, trained on StrengthsFinder, will provide your group with:
- A StrengthFinder book for each group member
- An access code for each group members to take the free, 35-minute assessment (to be completed prior to the 90-minute workshop)
- A 90-minute interactive and reflective workshop on the group's individual and collective strengths
"The StrengthsFinder assessment and accompanying workshop were impactful for me both on a personal and professional level. It has completely changed the way I view myself as well as those around me. We all bring unique strengths and skill sets to our work. StrengthsFinder has helped me to focus on – and align everything I do – with those strengths to maximize productivity and work satisfaction."
Marc Cox, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Faculty Leadership and Development
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
“The StrengthsFinder assessment was such a positive and affirming experience for me that I then brought it to my leadership team. The awareness of positive strengths, not only on an individual basis but also as a team, motivated us to make the experience available for all faculty and staff. I recommend this experience to everyone I know. It is in accord with my philosophy of accepting and working with each other as a team while recognizing that each of us has our own blend of strengths and that together we can recognize and appreciate what each of us brings to the table.”
Patricia T. Castiglia, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
“The StrengthsFinder was really eye-opening to my style of work and why I do things a certain way. I felt encouraged to continue working on the things I am good at as well as improving on those I feel are out of my comfort zone.”
Frida Murga, UTEP ’20
UTEP Edge Student Ambassador