In the early 1950s, several top psychologists noticed a major problem: The field of psychology was focused almost entirely on the study of what is wrong with people. While studying and treating pathologies is certainly important and necessary work, these psychologists realized it should not be done to the exclusion of building upon human strengths.
For the next several decades, a group of researchers at Gallup conducted millions of in-depth interviews to understand the most natural thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of successful people. They discovered that when a person leverages his or her unique and natural gifts, that person is able to create increasing opportunities for excellence. Repeatedly, this new science of “strengths psychology” has provided evidence of the positive impact of focusing on what is right with people.
Clifton Strengths School draws on the decades of research into strengths and equips educators with the principles, practices, and resources to transform their thinking into that of strengths-based educators.
Clifton Strengths School offers educators a new emphasis in education. Educators will appreciate the immediate applicability of the content delivered by world-class experts throughout the United States. In this degree program, what you learn today, you will be able to use tomorrow.