In-Powering: Making Sense of your Talents and Strengths - INP

About this workshop

We all have unique talents and gifts that we call upon in our daily interactions. Research shows that if we could find out more about how these talents impact our behaviors, our decision making, and motivation, we could work more from talents and strengths to fully develop our potential. When we learn to work from our strengths rather than those things that make us feel weak or insecure, we feel stronger, more energized, more fulfilled and more productive.

Join us in this workshop which uses the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment tool and enhances participant understanding of the full potential of these strengths.

The CoreClarity In-Powering methodology allows participants to categorize their strengths further to assist in making sense of the information.

Learning Outcomes

Our work is based on the idea of shared responsibility between the facilitators and participants. At the end of the session it is our hope that you will walk away with:

  • A willingness to challenge the focus on weaknesses as a way to succeed

  • Have an improved understanding of your individual talents/strengths

  • Learn about the talents/strengths of your colleagues in the room

  • Identify ways to begin to apply your strengths in your life, to realize your true potential

  • ...and to have some fun!


    This session is designed for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of their own strengths as well as people in their professional and personal lives.

    Additional Information

    The cost of the StengthsFinder 2.0 assessment and personalized course materials are included in the course fee. Each participant will be sent a link to the StengthsFinder 2.0 assessment once the workshop payment has been made. **The assessment must be completed within five business days of receiving the link**.

    In preparation for the session, we invite you to submit your enrollment early as registration will be closed by:

    February 15, 2019

    Professional Development

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    About the facilitator(s)

    Maura Da Cruz brings extensive experience to her work in organizational development, program design and leadership development. She has successfully facilitated leadership, team effectiveness, strategic planning, and diversity-related programs for a wide spectrum of work groups ranging from managers, leaders in formal and informal positions and front-line staff. Maura uses a collaborative and asset-based approach in her consulting work with clients and has been directly involved in several cultural change initiatives at UBC, using a appreciative inquiry processes to build momentum for sustained success. Maura uses a multidimensional and holistic approach to coach leaders, managers, and individuals in transition to reach their professional goals while creating vibrant and fulfilling lives.

    Professional Development Funding Opportunities

    Depending on which UBC employee group you belong to, you may be eligible to access one of several professional development funding programs for this workshop. For information about the UBC PD funding programs, including guidelines and application procedures, click here

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