Discover Your Strengths

About the Program

Discover Your Strengths is a workshop for students who are interested in determining their natural strengths and talents affecting both their professional and personal lives. Prior to attending the workshop, participants will take the Clifton StrengthsFinder Inventory to discover their “Top 5 Themes of Talent.” By discovering their Themes of Talent, students gain the knowledge necessary for a strong foundation in leadership. This workshop is useful and resource-based as well as interactive and energetic and provides students with the opportunity to learn more about themselves as leaders in order to facilitate the achievement of academic, professional, and personal success.

'What will happen when we think about what is right with people rather than fixating on what is wrong with them?' - Donald O. Clifton

Attending a Discover Your Strengths workshop will help you:

  • Understand and affirm your Top 5 Themes of Talent
  • Gain an understanding of the Strengths philosophy and background
  • Develop an appreciation for the strengths in others

Registration Information

Attendance at the workshop is mandatory after registration. Participants will be e-mailed prior to the workshop with instructions regarding the Clifton StrengthsFinder Inventory. Individuals who complete the inventory but fail to attend the workshop may be asked to reimburse the Department of Leadership Initiatives for the cost of the Clifton StrengthsFinder Inventory.

Registration for Spring 2018 workshops can be accessed below.

Register Here

Registration is required 2 business days before the workshop. Your participation confirmation will be e-mailed to the e-mail address you provide on the registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Max Walling at (936) 294-3000 or by e-mail at

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to register to attend the workshop?

Yes, you must register for the workshop in order to attend. The registration deadline is two business days before the scheduled workshop.

Do I have to be a student to register for a workshop?

Yes. In order to register for a workshop, you must be a currently enrolled student at Sam Houston State University.

How much does attendance to the Discover Your Strengths workshop cost?

The workshop is FREE to currently enrolled SHSU students.

What should I do if I register but cannot attend?

If you are not able to attend the workshop after registration, you must contact the Department of Leadership Initiatives either by phone or by e-mail and notify the department that you cannot attend. Students who register for the workshop but do not attend may be asked to reimburse the Department of Leadership Initiatives for the cost of the Clifton StrengthsFinder Inventory.

Need More Information? Contact us.

Office Phone

(936) 294-3000


Physical Address

Lowman Student Center, Suite 328T