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Strength-Based Leadership & Supervision
In recent years the fields of psychology and business have become increasingly focused on the identification and development of individual strengths. Unfortunately, there are too few opportunities for organizations to be trained in a strength-based approach, which would allow employers to more fully develop their employees. This course will describe the strength-based approach, explain why it is critical to use in supervision, and describe the concrete benefits to utilizing this approach with employees (i.e., increased productivity and engagement, reduced absences, higher satisfaction, and lower turnover). Participants will learn how to build solid and productive relationships with their supervisees, give difficult feedback in a way it can be received, and be able to assess and develop their strengths. Additionally, the course will explore when strengths can become a liability and how to overcome this, detail why "internal practice" is critical for success and teach supervisors how to turn employees back from the "dark side."