StrengthsFinder® Training in Chicago, Illinois – Team Building
Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Facilitator – Chris Meade, PhD in Chicago, Illinois
StrengthsFinder 2.0 has become a popular tool for conducting team building at corporations and non-profit organizations around the globe. The #1 Wall Street Journal and Business Week bestseller, the StrengthsFinder training seminar helps individuals and teams understand, apply, and integrate their strengths into their respective roles. StrengthsFinder 2.0 helps individuals and teams discover their unique talents for greater team engagement, performance, and improved business outcomes. More than 12 million people have taken StrengthsFinder around the world.
StrengthsFinder Workshop Takeaways:
- Gain greater self-awareness and team alignment
- Increase employee engagement and business productivity
- Gain techniques to address team challenges
- Understand how to build effective team partnerships
- Transform relationships in the workplace
- Increase individual and team performance
- Use strengths to improve results and reach goals
- Experience an energizing and fun session
StrengthsFinder Team Workshop in Chicago, Illinois:
This interactive StrengthsFinder workshop is an excellent supplemental professional development program for your organization, work-team, staff retreat or corporate team-building event. The StrengthsFinder 2.0 training seminar can be presented in a 2 hour, half-day (3-4 hour) or full-day (7-8 hour) block of time and can be conducted at your organization, a Chicago area hotel, or offsite.
Two StrengthsFinder Workshops:
(1) Engaging Employees & Teams Through Strengths
A half-day (3-4 hour) training experience is offered and geared to help employees discover how they can use and develop their natural strengths and talents to bring out their best contribution to the organization as an individual, a team member, and/or team leader. We focus in on each participant’s Top 5 Signature Strengths as we cover all 34 talents. We also look at how to work more effectively as a team as we profile team strengths within your unique organization. A customized team talent map and supplemental materials are provided.
(2) Developing Strengths-Based Managers & Teams
A full-day (7-8 hour) training experience is offered for managers and supervisors. Your managers will first discover and unlock the potential of their own talents and strengths and then learn how to use their strengths to manage, develop, coach and motivate strengths-based teams. Managers and supervisors learn The 4 Keys of Great Managers and 8 Secrets to Building Strong Teams. This workshop equips supervisors, managers and directors to maximize the potential of each employee under their leadership and supervision in order to deepen employee engagement, increase team productivity and drive business results across their department.
StrengthsFinder Facilitator, Gallup-Certified Coach, Chicago, Illinois Corporate Trainer
Dr. Christopher Meade is a Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder coach, trainer and facilitator. He specializes in building strong leaders and developing healthy teams. He has coached over 1,000+ people through their StrengthsFinder results and facilitated trainings for a 100+ teams/organizations. Some of his recent clients include: Nike, Microsoft, Salesforce, Walmart eCommerce, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, and Ohio University. Chris’ expertise is in front of the room leading team trainings, workshops, keynotes and retreats with corporate and government clients across all industries. Chris is also an author, entrepreneur, MBA professor, corporate trainer, and a motivational keynote speaker. He speaks regularly at conferences, conventions, staff retreats, and team-building training events in the Chicago, Illinois area, and throughout the United States and China.
Knowledge, insights, advice, and leadership
“Thank you for sharing your StrengthsFinder knowledge, insights, advice, and leadership with our 62 managers, supervisors, directors and VPs of our Progressive team. Several participates have expressed their appreciation for what was taught. In fact, there are a few executives that are considering hosting a similar training for their teams too. We will certainly keep you in mind for our other professional development modules in the future. Some of our executives may be requesting your services again! Director and VP of Executive Team, Progressive Leasing
Our teams are excited and energized
Thank you again for facilitating our StrengthsFinder training session. Our teams are excited and energized with what we learned about ourselves and each other. Thank you for the coaching…much appreciated! We will definitely utilize it. Francis Gonzalez, Global Footwear Planning, Nike
Pleasantly surprised by the results
This was great having you join us. We were pleasantly surprised by the results. I’ve gotten only positive feedback from the supervisors and managers about the training. Everyone I spoke to felt they walked away with greater insight into their own leadership strengths. We enjoyed the your training yesterday! Appreciate you sharing your talents and strengths with us! Dr. Tara Fairfield, Judy Mifflin, Rana Shanefelt, Jeff Thompson – Department of Health and Human Services-USA
Chicago, Illinois: “The Windy City”
The blustery city of Chicago, Illinois, the USA’s third largest city, is settled on the Southwestern shores of Lake Michigan. It lies right next to the Chicago River and the Calumet River with a stunning population of over 2,600,000 residents. Some of its neighbors are Oak Park, Forest Park and Melrose Park, Illinois.
Chicago is known for its exceptionally balanced economy and has the third largest metropolitan gross in the United States. The key industries in the area are manufacturing, printing and publishing, finance and insurance and food processing. The city’s top employers are Fuhu, Quest Nutrition, Reliant Asset Management, Superfish, Acacia Vacasa, Go Energies, Minute Key, Sainstore, The HCI Group, Dynamic Dental Partners Group and Aseptia. Some of the thriving younger businesses are bethie b., Belmont Barbershop, CONE, The Doughnut Vault, Emporium, Flowers For Dreams, Furnishly, JoJo & Sofia, Madame Zuzu’s, Red Frog Events and Salvage One.
Gallup’s StrengthsFinder training is used in many Chicago businesses as a corporate training event, professional development module, and talent management strategy for developing and keeping their employees and supervisors and investing in their workforce. Most use facilitators, coaches and/or certified trainers in corporate staff retreats and team building events to make the experience more powerful and applicable.
Chicago is a multicultural and diverse city with a buzzing nightlife and eclectic selection of restaurants. The city offers thriving performing and fine arts, museums and great shopping. While you’re there, check out the Lincoln Park Zoo or the Navy Pier. You could stop and wander through one of Chicago’s many beautiful parks with a Chicago-style hot dog or slice of deep-dish pizza.
Chicago is well known is the sports world as it is home to several professional teams such as the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Fire and Chicago Sky. Chicago has a fantastic selection of universities in the area, as well. Some of the top universities are University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago State University, Northeastern University, Roosevelt University and Moody Bible Institute.
Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment and training is taking place in many local universities and colleges throughout Chicago (StrengthsQuest). Many use it in freshman and first-year programs as either classes or threaded into their majors in order to help students discover their unique talents.
If you’re hosting or attending a conference/event in Chicago, the city has great convention centers to choose from. Try checking out McCormick Place, AMA Chicago Executive Conference Center, Summit Executive Center, Skokie Banquet & Conference Center, Chicago Cenacle Retreat & Conference Center and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
Whether you’re staying for a weekend or an extended period of time, Chicago has accommodation that fits your budget. Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, Conrad Chicago, Hampton Inn & Suites, The Palmer House Hilton, Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Residence Inn Chicago Downtown, Kinzie Hotel and River Hotel are some of the best ones to choose from. Enjoy your time in the Chicago, Illinois and don’t forget your windbreaker!
Gallup-certified StrengthsFinder trainer, Dr. Christopher Meade, leads and facilitates StrengthsFinder training sessions and workshops in Chicago, Illinois.