Using Strengths-Based Advising to Deliver a Personalized Business Education

Friday, June 14, 2019
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
2400 Sennott Square
University of Pittsburgh

Join senior leadership from Pitt Business for a one-day academic conference that examines the use of an integrated, Strengths-based model for holistically advising students in academic, career development, and global experiences. The conference is suited for directors and deans of academic advising, student services, and undergraduate programs from business schools.

Created in the field of positive psychology, strengths-Based advising is based on the CliftonStrengths model. This method of people development, formerly known as Clifton StrengthsFinder, uses an assessment that is designed to empower people by helping them to discover and build upon their innate talents and capabilities.

There is no cost to attend the conference. You are welcome to bring colleagues from your institution who would benefit from this information.

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About CliftonStrengths

CliftonStrengths is based on the strengths-based psychology of Don Clifton, the former Gallup chairman and proponent of the power of positive psychology. It consists of an assessment that identifies a person’s unique sequence of 34 themes of talent.

In higher education, a strengths-based approach to advising is used to help students discover what talents they have rather than focusing on what talents they lack. The goal is to help students thrive.

The same approach is used in thousands of organizations and workplaces around the world — including more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies. It has been shown to increase engagement and productivity, and to enhance the overall organizational culture.

Visiting Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh campus is centrally located in the City of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, which is conveniently located to destinations across the city.

There are many fine hotels and restaurants in close proximity to Pitt’s campus, including:

Any Questions?

Contact Elizabeth Adams, Director of Academic Advising, Pitt Business.

She can be reached at or 412-383-8811

Liz Adams