Using Strengths for Personal, Staff, and Team Development

Using Strengths for Personal, Staff, and Team Development
October 20, 2015 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Marla Cornelius

Marla Cornelius, MNA, is a Senior Project Director at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services. She developed and manages several of CompassPoint’s nonprofit management and leadership programs and research projects. She co-authored the national research report UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising (2013). She also led the development of the studies Ready to Lead? Next Generation Leaders Speak Out (2008) and Daring to Lead 2011: A National Study of Nonprofit Executive Leadership. She develops content, trains, and consults in the areas of individual and organizational leadership and governance. Marla also speaks and writes on these topics and can be reached at


Building Successful Boards Part 1
Using Strengths for Personal, Staff, and Team Development
Building Successful Boards Part 2
Evaluating the CEO: A Process to Benefit the CEO, the Board, and the Staff
Executive Director 101: Leadership, Management, and Strategy Intensive
The Nonprofit Management Institute for Senior Level Nonprofit Managers and Directors

500 12th Street, Ste 320
Oakland, California 94607



Using the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment tool, this course is for those interested in learning how to identify and leverage personal strengths to be more productive, energized, and satisfied at work. Participants will explore how managers can use a strengths based approach in supervision to maximize staff motivation and productivity while strengthening interpersonal relationships. We will also introduce a tool for how to use strengths when developing and working with teams. Finally, we’ll strategize about weaknesses and discuss ways to ensure they do not get in the way of excellent performance.

Please notify CompassPoint at least one week in advance of the workshop if you need to cancel your registration and recieve a refund. Refunds will not be processed with less than a one week notice. ALL participants must complete  the StrengthsFinder assessment prior to the class - you will receive a code to access the assessment online. 

Event Price Level(s):
  • Fee A - under 999k (or student)$165.00
  • Fee B - $1mil - $3mil (or individuals)$200.00
  • Fee C - over $3mil (or consultants)$245.00

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