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We recently sat down with Robin Stubblefield, Director of Student Engagement and Co-Curricular Learning at the University of Minnesota, to find out how she helped incorporate strengths into the campus.
The University of Minnesota began by developing a three-year pilot plan to give first-year students an access code to take the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment when they arrived on campus. Within a year, the university also gave access codes to students transferring to the university. The university’s ultimate goal was to positively impact student retention, graduation rates, and overall student success and well-being. Robin knew that, by giving incoming students access to the Clifton StrengthsFinder, it would provide a powerful way for students to grow together through their strengths.
At the University of Minnesota, the strengths journey doesn’t stop with handing out Clifton StrengthsFinder access codes. Whether it is in the classroom, career counseling, or in the residence halls, students have opportunities throughout their college careers to learn about and develop their strengths.
To learn more about how the University of Minnesota incorporates strengths into its campus, watch the video above and visit www.strengths.umn.edu.
Robin was first introduced to the Clifton StrengthsFinder when she received career coaching. After she discovered the impact of strengths, she wanted to use strengths to help others in their own career development.
Robin’s top five strengths: Relator | Communication | Connectedness | Ideation | Restorative