Learning and Development at SMU

Professional Development Workshop

Introduction to StrengthsQuest 1.0

Many of us in the professional world believe that to achieve success, we must focus our energy toward identifying and then eliminating our weaknesses. StrengthsQuest, a revolutionary program by The Gallup Organization, asserts that we can actually be more successful in our careers by striving to develop our talents into strengths rather than focusing only on the reduction of our weaknesses.

More than 2,000,000 interviews with people from virtually every profession, career, and field of achievement have yielded a simple, yet profound finding:


Top achievers understand their talents and strengths, and build their lives upon them.

SMU has used the Mustang Corral experience to introduce StrengthsQuest to our incoming students. As a result, many of our students are currently using this knowledge to develop themselves academically and personally. This workshop is your opportunity to develop a working knowledge about StrengthsQuest and apply it in your own life as well as in your work with students.

In this workshop participants will learn how to:

  • Develop their greatest talents into strengths
  • Use their strengths to improve their work performance
  • Strategically determine rewarding work and leisure activities
  • Focus on their strengths rahter than their weaknesses

Date: February 5, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Mary Stall, HR Specialist - Organizational Effectiveness

Location: HR Training Room, 208 Expressway Tower

Parking: Park in the All-University Parking (AUP) east of the building.

No SMU parking sticker?

 Email Us developu@smu.edu for assistance.

Dress: We encourage you to dress in layers to ensure your comfort in the room throughout the day