Developing A Strengths-Based Approach to Leadership

Focus Area: Principalship


Phase: Targeted Support

Available Now


School leaders are expected to take on the role of principal fully equipped and aware of the ways to navigate and facilitate high levels of teaching and learning for all. Depending on the varied experiences and levels of training, a broad spectrum of proficiency may exist. Guiding new and aspiring principals in understanding their strengths provides a lens of asset-based practice that can impact exchanges with stakeholders at multiple levels . BL Coaches will lead principals in discovering and understanding character strength as the single greatest lever in enhancing leadership.


This learning experience is designed for those newer to the Principal role, assistant principals, and teacher leaders developing leadership knowledge and skills.


  • 2 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with access to Zoom, a camera, a microphone, and stable Internet connectivity


I use strengths-based leadership in my practice and evaluate its effectiveness through ongoing reflection and refinement.

Learning Experience

Frame the Problem of Practice

  • Identify and reflect upon their Signature Strengths
  • Share ways those strengths relate to current practice

Explore the Problem of Practice

  • Examine ways a strengths-based approach can enhance leadership
  • Evaluate and discuss specific strategies aligned to their top 1-2 Signature Strengths

Action Plan to Address the Problem of Practice

  • Specify and plan for ways to continue using strengths as the basis for practice
  • Plan to share implementation reflections in the Community Discussion Board as a follow-up to the Virtual Workshop