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Connecting Strengths to Concrete Career Development
February 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
In this session, Adelle J. Dantzler, M.S.Ed. will introduce to some and refresh others on Strengthsfinders 2.0 and how training professionals, especially in government, can use it to connect the strengths of workers to concrete ways to focus and develop their career plans. Using a collaborative approach, Adelle will use Strengthsfinders to explore innovative ways to focus an employee on their career path, plan for developmental strategies, focus their job search on a position/industry, and to use strengths for various career documents. We will also have a larger discussion on how to get management buy-in to the introduction and adoption of strengths in an agency. This session will engage the audience through the use of interactive discussions, scenarios, and small group activities on how to use strengths in current programs, new programs, and throughout the career life cycle of a federal employee.
This program covers topics in the Career Development track.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) covered in this session: Fundamental Competencies (Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, Public Service Motivation)
Adelle J. Dantzler, M.S.Ed., and Training Admin-Leadership at U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has used Strengthsfinders to instruct government leaders on how to best lead their individual team members and for team-building to teach teams how to best work together to achieve their shared goals. Her unique background in connecting leadership and career development come from over 25 years in employee development, her federal job search trainer/coach certification, and her experience “behind the‐scenes” in human resources at numerous federal agencies developing, managing, and facilitating training for high potentials, team leaders, managers, and senior executives. Adelle possesses a unique ability to envision tools to help others connect to and see the applicability of critical career development concepts.