Helping Students Become Extraordinary: Using the CliftonStrengths Assessment to Enhance Engagement and Retention at Community Colleges

In this webinar, which is geared toward all community college professionals who work in instruction, advising, admissions, and student affairs, participants learn how to use the CliftonStrengths Assessment to increase student engagement and retention. This assessment provides an individualized and in-depth analysis of the natural talents of students. The student version of the analysis provides specific actions that students can take to enhance their community college experience and align directly with what they do naturally and best. This includes the types of careers to consider, activities to get involved in, how to approach course assignments, and how to communicate with professors and classmates.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Participants are able to explain the CliftonStrengths framework and its relevance to the community college, the classroom experience, and retention.
  2. Participants learn how to provide personalized learning and support for their students through a strengths-based lens (focusing on what students do best).
  3. Participants are able to design activities to help community college students develop 21st-century skills.

Kismet Loftin-Bell is currently the coordinator of student leadership and honor programs in the department of Student Life and Engagement at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC. She teaches political science at two regional community colleges and serves as the lead advisor for the Alpha Mu Rho chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK), is a 2020-2021 PTK Faculty Scholar, and serves as the Social Science Representative on the PTK Honors Program Council. Kismet is also a Gallup-Certified CliftonStrengths Coach.

Please Note:

Only those attending the LIVE webinar will receive a certificate of attendance. Thank you!