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Thursday, May 7, 2015

A Strengths Collaboration With a Major University -- Gallup Called to Coach: Shane Lopez -- S3E7

On a recent episode of Called to Coach, we hosted Gallup Senior Scientist Shane Lopez, Ph.D.

Dr. Lopez began by talking about the unique partnership between Gallup and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which will host one of the first strengths centers on a college campus. The university will dedicate this space to helping develop students’ strengths from the day they arrive on campus until the day they start their first jobs.

One of the more powerful initiatives within this collaboration is the permeation of strengths into the curriculum. Standard convention is that all students in a class do the same work. But in the strengths environment, students will have the opportunity to choose from a list of assignments, taking on the one that best fits their natural talents.

Not only will this strengths center benefit students as they navigate the waters of everyday college life, but it will also have a massive impact on how they find a job after graduation. From career and internship placement to the actual job interview, strengths counselors will be in place to ensure that each student can productively apply their strengths to land a job and have a successful career.

To learn more about Dr. Lopez and how he uses strengths to help people live happier, more productive lives, watch the full video above.

Visit Gallup Strengths Center to browse our myriad products and learning opportunities for strengths-based development.

Continue the coaching conversation on Facebook and Twitter. It’s a great way to network with others who share your passion for strengths.

Register for future webcasts.

Dr. Lopez’s mission is to teach people that investing in their future pays off today. He is one of the most vocal advocates of the psychological reform of America’s education system, helping schools become human development centers that enable students to achieve the meaningful futures they say they really want, including a good job and a happy family.

Dr. Lopez’s top five strengths: Futuristic | Maximizer | Arranger | Ideation | Strategic.

Connect with Dr. Lopez: Twitter: @hopemonger


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