Using Personal Strengths for Goal Setting and Career Development

Using Personal Strengths for Goal Setting and Career Development

While employer-provided professional development and training opportunities are on the upswing, personal goal setting and long-term career planning often falls into the hands of individual employees. Using the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment, participants will analyze their personal strengths to consider their career development, work on goal setting and analyze the resources needed to meet their ultimate goals. Exercises will cover: professional purpose; discovering strengths and putting them to work; setting effective goals; and planning for professional development.

Participants will leave the session with a deeper understanding of their professional track, their personal strengths and how they translate to the workplace, and how to set effective goals for a current or future position. This session is ideal for individuals seeking guidance and discussion on effectively setting goals and planning for their own career progression, whether in their current field or another. 

This is part of the Leadership & Management, Supervisory Skills, and Human Resources Management Certificate Programs, but you do not need to be enrolled in the programs to take this workshop.

Instructor Bios


Using Personal Strengths for Goal Setting and Career Development

  • Mary Eisenhauer

    Mary Eisenhauer has over 20 years of experience in human resources in corporate environments, and most recently as a human resources partner at the University of New Hampshire where she focuses on employee relations and organizational development. She holds a master's degree in human resources management and a senior professional in human resources certification, and is a trained practitioner in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and certified professional coach.

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