Human Resources

CliftonStrengths for Individuals


What is the CliftonStrengths assessment?

The CliftonStrengths assessment measures the presence of talent in 34 general areas, or themes.  Once someone has completed the assessment, they get a report of their top 5 CliftonStrengths themes.  

Human Resources pays for the code for new, benefits-eligible staff members within their first six months.  Current staff, faculty, temporary, or intermittent workers are still able to take the assessment and participate in the classes but the cost of the assessment would come from the department's budget.

Why CliftonStrengths?

Gallup research shows the most effective way to develop and empower people is to help them discover and use their strengths.  Strengths-based development is about helping people recognize and develop their talents and strengths - and appreciate others' strengths too.  Read what others have said >>

Our CliftonStrengths for Individuals Learning Series

We are excited to offer a five-part learning series for individuals to discover, develop, and productively apply their CliftonStrengths.  These classes are sequential and registration is required.

Class Name Class Description Sign-up for Class
Introduction to CliftonStrengths

Participants will learn about:

  • the power of CliftonStrengths and why we're using this assessment at Emerson
  • how to get the most out of your reports
  • where your greatest potential for excellence
  • the impact our strengths can have on ourselves and others
  • how our strengths can help or hinder us

This class is the prerequisite for any other CliftonStrengths class.

If you have not taken the CliftonStrengths assessment and are interested in finding out more, please email

This class is being facilitated by HR staff.

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Deep Dive into Top Five CliftonStrengths

Participants will:

  • deepen their understanding of their strengths 
  • dive into what motivates us or demotivates us 
  • discuss the needs we have because of our strengths
  • consider how our strengths affect our ability to building relationships, communicate clearly and think critically
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CliftonStrengths in Combination

Participants will:

  • Begin to think about combinations of their strengths 
  • Explore a vocabulary to describe the power of their strength combinations
  • Develop intentional steps to leverage their strengths in their role
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Impact via your CliftonStrengths

Participants will:

  • Learn the value of all 34 strengths
  • Reflect on how their strengths help them handle change
  • Identify what makes them a good partner 
  • Focus their strengths on overcoming a challenge or achieving a goal
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Leading with your CliftonStrengths

Participants will:

  • Learn the basics of strengths-based leadership 
  • Understand the four domains of strengths-based leadership
  • Reflect on how their strengths build trust, compassion, stability, and hope
  • Write a personal value statement from a strengths-based perspective
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