Gallup CliftonStrengths

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What will happen when we think about what is right with people rather than fixating on what is wrong with them?

Don Clifton | 1924-2003

CliftonStrengths is an online assessment tool used to discover and develop your greatest talents. Operated by Gallup, the well-known global analytics and advice firm, this 177-question assessment measures your natural patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving and categorizes them into the 34 CliftonStrengths themes.

Our office, along with multiple other units on campus, uses CliftonStrengths as a tool to complement many of our programs, giving us a common language to help students and others better understand themselves and maximize their potential.

First, Second, and Third year students can take the assessment here:

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CliftonStrengths – Pathway to Success

In this 10 session experience, students will gain a deeper understanding of their own top 5 strengths and ways to actively engage them into their personal strategy for success at NC State and beyond. These are highly engaging and active sessions with tangible outcomes you can take with you.

Registration is now closed | Registration Deadline is September 11th
You must be able to attend all 10 sessions.

10 session series

Mondays, 1-3pm
9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 

Talley 3210 for all dates except for 10/24 (Witherspoon 201) | .pdf version

Weekly Opportunity to Dive Deeper in to all 34 CliftonStrengths Themes

Imagine a space where you are celebrated and appreciated for those unique talents that you bring to the table. Now imagine that you are able to recognize unique talents in others.

Nourishing Greatness is a weekly opportunity to focus on the 34 CliftonStrengths. These are not workshops or presentations, they are engaging conversations with others to learn about your strengths and that of others.

What are the unique characteristics of each of them and how do they interact and show up for those who claim these Strengths? How can we utilize the Strengths in ourselves and others to thrive academically, professionally and personally.

We invite you to join CliftonStrengths coaches and enthusiasts each week as we dive deeper into the 34 Strengths throughout the fall semester! All are welcome!

DateTime Theme 1Theme 2Theme 3
September 612-1 p.m. via ZoomAchiever
Achiever – 1 Minute Video
Significance – 1 Minute Video
Responsibility – 1 Minute Video
September 1312-1 p.m. via ZoomActivator
Activator – 1 Minute Video
Strategic – 1 Minute Video
Focus – 1 Minute Video
September 2012-1 p.m. via ZoomAdaptability
Adaptability – 1 Minute Video
Empathy – 1 Minute Video
Positivity – 1 Minute Video
September 2712-1 p.m. via ZoomAnalytical
Analytical – 1 Minute Video
Arranger – 1 Minute Video
Connectedness – 1 Minute Video
October 412-1 p.m. via ZoomIntellection
Intellection – 1 Minute Video
Learner – 1 Minute Video
Input – 1 Minute Video
October 1812-1 p.m. via Zoom Belief
Belief – 1 Minute Video
Developer – 1 Minute Video
Context – 1 Minute Video
October 2512-1 p.m. via ZoomCommand
Command – 1 Minute Video
Self-Assurance – 1 Minute Video
Discipline – 1 Minute Video
November 112-1 p.m. via ZoomCommunication
Communication – 1 Minute Video
WOO – 1 Minute Video
Relator – 1 Minute Video
November 812-1 p.m. via ZoomCompetition
Competition – 1 Minute Video
Maximizer – 1 Minute Video
Deliberative – 1 Minute Video
November 1512-1 p.m. via ZoomFuturistic
Futuristic – 1 Minute Video
Ideation – 1 Minute Video
Restorative – 1 Minute Video
November 2912-1 p.m. via ZoomConsistency
Consistency – 1 Minute Video
Harmony – 1 Minute Video
December 612-1 p.m. via ZoomIndividualization
Individualization – 1 Minute Video
Includer – 1 Minute Video

For Advisors and those who work closely with students

Building Strengths-Based Teams

If you are a student organization, executive board, student affairs/academic department (or any team), these are additional activities and conversations you can request to go deeper into CliftonStrengths. It will be important to have a good foundation and understanding of CliftonStrengths before requesting.

A team’s success ultimately depends on its ability to perform and achieve its goals. Some teams function efficiently, while others require coaching. Your success as a manager, team leader or team strengths coach depends on how you move the team toward improved outcomes and performance.

When team members are aware of one another’s talents, they are more likely to understand how each person naturally thinks, feels and acts. This awareness helps the team navigate issues. Team members realize how the team can best work together to accomplish its goals and performance objectives.

Using the common language of CliftonStrengths changes a team’s conversations, helping team members communicate and collaborate more effectively. Using strengths language creates a positive dialogue that boosts the team’s engagement and performance.

Contact Adam Culley ( with any questions and we can connect you with a coach for further conversation. Request Form coming soon!

Certified Coaches on Campus

Common Experience: New Students

NC State University operates a Common Experience among all new students each year. CliftonStrengths is the Common Experience for 2022-2023, and we are excited that students will continue to have access to this assessment tool! The New Student Programs website contains more information about the Common Experience, including workshops, videos, and more information about the assessment.