Powerful Assessment Tools
Core Strengths is Based on The Strength Deployment Inventory 2.0 (SDI).
Core Strengths participants complete the Strength Deployment Inventory assessment prior to attending training. Participants then interpret their results during the workshop, gaining insight into their motives and how those motives influence their outcomes.
While most training programmes focus on teaching a standard construct, regardless of the learner, Core Strengths identifies the strengths of each learner and how those strengths connect to their motives. This proven approach generates greater collaboration and ownership of results.
The SDI® 2.0
The Strength Deployment Inventory 2.0 (SDI) is an online assessment tool used by more than 2 million people in 31 countries, making it one of the most valid and reliable self-assessments available today. The SDI 2.0 is a powerful and effective tool for understanding the motives and values that drive behaviours. The SDI 2.0 taps into people’s basic need to better understand themselves and others and that understanding allows them to lead with clarity and empathy, build stronger teams, and navigate conflict more effectively.
Taking the SDI 2.0 is the first step towards creating a culture of ownership in teams — the key benefit of Core Strengths.
The Strengths Portrait
The Strengths Portrait is a valid and reliable assessment that illustrates which of the 28 Strengths feel most like you. These strengths are ones you’re most comfortable with and work well for you most of the time.
The Strengths Portrait also helps people connect their choice of strengths to their Motivational Value Systems. It was introduced in the early 1980’s by Dr. Elias Porter to support the SDI. The group of strengths in the portrait was first identified by Erich Fromm. Porter refined this list through is research using Q-methodology, a technique pioneered by William Stephenson. Additional updates and improvements were based on research by Dr. Tim Scudder.