CliftonStrengths® at GVSU

What is CliftonStrengths®?

The 34 CliftonStrengths themes explain your talent DNA. When you take the CliftonStrengths assessment, you uncover your unique combination of 34 CliftonStrengths themes. The themes, which sort into four domains, are a culmination of decades of research led by Don Clifton to study and categorize the talents of the world's most successful people. Together, the themes explain a simple but profound element of human behavior: what's right with people. Individually, each theme gives you a way to describe what you naturally do best or what you might need help from others to accomplish.

The four domains of CliftonStrengths, including strategic thinking, relationship building, influencing and executing, including the 34 strengths indicators

How Talent Management is using CliftonStrengths®

The Human Resources Talent Management team will be leveraging the CliftonStrengths® tool to:

  • Create a shared university-wide language of talent at GVSU
  • Develop the asset mindset core competency for faculty and staff
  • Build strategic and sustainable leadership development programming

Learn more about the Human Resources team’s Strengths by visiting their individual profiles on Our Team page.

Page last modified August 22, 2023