Name, Claim & Aim Your Strengths.

Create a development plan to put your strengths into action.

Build on strengths and understand blind spots.

Identify practical strategies that unlock your highest potential.


Lauren Pagenkopf

Lauren Pagenkopf

Lauren is a business leader who translated 25 years of corporate experience into a fulfilling career as a strengths-based coach and management consultant. She has held a variety of leadership roles in manufacturing, healthcare, publishing and nonprofit at organizations including ... read more

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone looking for an introduction to StrengthsFinder.
  • Those who want practical strategies to achieve their potential at work and in their careers using a strengths-based approach.
  • Managers and HR/OD leaders who want to understand the benefits of the StrengthsFinder approach for developing talent.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes


  • Name your strengths – Identify your themes of talent and what they mean
  • Claim your strengths – Understand how to turn talents into strengths, individually and in teams
  • Aim your strengths – Develop actionable goals to apply your strengths for maximum performance

Course Outline/Topics

I. Strengths defined

II.  Why strengths-based approach is more effective

III.  Four domains of exploration

IV.  Personal and organizational effectiveness

V.  Applying strengths

VI.The benefits of using a strengths-based approach for development

VII. Exploration of your personal top five themes of talent and the four domains of strength

VIII.  Balconies and basements of strengths

IX.  Strengths in pairs and teams

X.  Personal development plan for work and career


Students attending this course must purchase the StrengthsFinder 2.0 book prior to class. Each book comes with a unique code that you can’t open until you buy the book. Participants can then take the online assessment and receive their Top Five Themes of Talent.  It is essential that participants do this in advance and bring the results to the workshop.

The book can be purchased for less than $15 directly though Amazon:




"Great program. Best I’ve had yet. Very knowledgeable and useful information I can take back to my job."  —  2018 Participant

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: Wed., Nov 14

Time: 8:30am-4pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Lauren Pagenkopf


$345 by Wed., Oct. 31.
$395 after Wed., Oct. 31.

CEUs: 0.7, PDCs: 7

Enrollment Limit: 25

Program Number: 5040-11004

Registration Deadline: Wed., Nov. 14

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