Strong Cincinnati

Build an organization where your people can do their best work by using their unique character strengths.

Designed for non-profit leaders, HR talent development managers, and executives looking to create a better team and organizational culture.

A six-session program of positive change

The Strong Cincinnati Institute is an engaging, cohort-based learning experience that helps individuals and teams uncover their strengths and create systems that promote a positive culture shift within their organization. Throughout the Institute, participants build deeper relationships with their colleagues and connect with like-minded leaders from across the city as they build the capacity to create positive change through strengths. Think of it this way: the Strong Cincinnati Institute sets you and your team up to do your best possible work and to achieve the outcomes that matter to you.

Support continues after the institute

After the Institute, training and support continue through the Strong Cincinnati Network. The Network gives members access to workshops, consults, and interactions with other Institute alumni to continue transforming their organization’s culture. In addition, we offer customized consulting to support organizations with integrating a strengths-based approach into their programs and services in the community.

The Strong Cincinnati Network connects organizations across Cincinnati that are working to create positive culture change.

  • A strengths-based perspective is extremely important in working with people. Strong Cincinnati was able to provide a tried and true framework to do our work more effectively.

    Bralynda Watkins,
    COO, Cincinnati Union Bethel
  • Character strengths is a unifier. It created a formula to help people recognize and appreciate their own strengths and the strengths of those around them.

    Jeff Walton,
    HR Director, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • Strong Cincinnati has changed everything from our hiring process to fundraising. Strengths have become a thread throughout our entire organization.

    Mary Delaney,
    Executive Director, Community Matters
  • This is one of those things that should permeate Cincinnati. It is a game changer.

    Carrie King,
    Director of Extended Day Programs, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
  • Participating in the Institute gave our team a common language and framework to utilize in supporting each other’s development as leaders and colleagues. 

    Calista Hargrove,
    VP of Workforce Development, Cincinnati Works

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