In March 2014, Leadership Rhode Island, in partnership with Gallup, launched Make RI Stronger, a multi-year initiative to dramatically improve Rhode Island through strengths-based training and education. This initiative emerged in response to a 2013 State of the American Workplace report that indicated RI had the highest percentage of ‘actively disengaged’ workers in the entire country and also to the oft-mentioned concern that Rhode Island suffers from low self-esteem and negative attitudes.
Make RI Stronger Impact
Thousands of mangers, administrations, employees, self-employed people, job seekers and students have discovered their personal strengths during the three years since LRI launched this campaign. Many have learned how to apply their strengths with the help of 20 LRI-certified Strengths Coaches. And we're far from done. Here's just a snapshot of what we have achieved, together with our partners and the support of Gallup, since we launched in 2014.
Rhode Islanders have taken the CliftonStrengths assessment
from over 250 companies and organizations have been assessed and trained
49th to 1st
RI has moved from #49 to #1 on Gallup's workplace performance measurement: "I get to use my strengths every day."
Who We've Worked With
LRI can provide the following professional development services to companies in Rhode Island and throughout New England.
Individual CliftonStrengths Assessment
Unlock your greatest potential by completing the CliftonStrengths assessment today!
In completing the CliftonStrengths assessment, you will join over 10,000 other Rhode Islanders who have discovered their greatest strengths since this initiative began.
Based on 40+ years of research into what sparks individual and team growth and development, and grounded in a positive psychology framework, CliftonStrengths is a 35-minute online assessment of personal talent that provides a starting point to identify areas where your greatest potential for building strengths exist.
To purchase a code at a 33% discounted rate, please go here.
Q12 Employee Engagement Surveys
To effectively measure the impact of a strengths-based intervention, companies need to know first how engaged employees are now.
If your company does not currently collect such information, LRI can implement Gallup’s Q12 Employee Engagement survey with all participating employees. This 5-minute, 12-question survey offers an effective tool that allows employers to measure and manage employee engagement in the workplace.
For more information about measuring your company’s employee engagement, please contact Kevin Cooper, LRI’s Strengths Expeditor.
Team CliftonStrengths Coaching
The best companies discover what comes naturally to people and position them to use their strengths to achieve consistent, near-perfect performance. A strengths-based approach creates a culture where employees have the opportunity to do what they do best every day because their talents are valued.
Businesses that make a strengths-based approach a priority enjoy greater productivity and profitability and a decrease in turnover. LRI, in partnership with your company’s leadership team, will create a customized strengths approach to meet your specific needs.
For more information about how your company can become strengths-based, please contact Kevin Cooper, LRI’s Strengths Expeditor.
Building STRONG Managers
Success of CliftonStrengths in the workplace depends on the integration of strengths into management and employee practices and daily operations. Managers hold the key to ensuring strengths becomes embedded in your company’s culture. This training will prepare managers to do this successfully.
LRI, in partnership with your leadership team and key personnel, will create a customized strengths approach to meet the specific needs of your management team.
For more information about creating STRONG Managers, please contact Kevin Cooper, LRI’s Strengths Expeditor.
LRI Train-the-Trainer Program
LRI’s Train-the-Trainer Program, approved by Gallup and overseen by Paul Allen, Gallup’s Global Strengths Evangelist, was designed and developed to expand the scope and reach of the ‘Make RI Stronger’ initiative. The Train-the-Trainer Program prepares participants to become proficient in the delivery of LRI CliftonStrengths services.
The Train-the-Trainer Program includes classroom training, shadowing a certified coach, as well as the practical experience of seeing strengths-in-action at many companies in RI that have adopted a strengths-based approach.
For more information about how LRI’s Train-the-Trainer program, please contact Kevin Cooper, LRI’s Strengths Expeditor.
LRI Strengths Coaches
LRI has a talented cadre of Strengths Coaches who have vastly different backgrounds, offer a wide range of expertise, and are capable of training your staff. Check them out below!