Gallup Education Insights
The Powerful Effects of a Conversation
Thriving and engaged campuses have an advantage.

They retain more students than campuses that are disengaged and struggling.

Gallup has found that students should have six strengths-based touchpoints a year with a friend, mentor, advisor or professor — anyone who deliberately helps students direct their strengths — to live a more engaged and thriving life.

In this article, Using a Strengths-Based Approach to Retain College Students, you'll see that one of the first steps to higher retention is caring about the strengths of students, faculty and educators.

Want to use a strengths-based approach to help with retention on your campus? Check out Gallup Education's guide on launching a successful CliftonStrengths for Students initiative.

It provides a framework to help leaders, faculty and administrators use strengths to create a thriving campus.

CliftonStrengths for Managers
The CliftonStrengths Report for Those Who Influence
Earlier this year, we launched our CliftonStrengths for Managers report. It has gained a ton of traction within the education industry, and leaders at every level are finding the contents of the report extremely useful.

If you help manage any aspect of student success or help facilitate student outcomes (even if you don't work directly with students), this report would be beneficial for you.

With brand-new content, practical action items, and an activity to help you define and reach your goals, this report has what you need to help increase the success of your teams and students — all while using your strengths.

Course Spotlight
Check Out These Upcoming Opportunities to Develop
Develop groups and teams for a stronger school year.
CliftonStrengths for Students: Champions
Oct. 5-6, 2021
Education staff and faculty who are responsible for integrating the touchpoints that bring an institution's strategy to life will benefit from this course on the fundamentals of strengths-based education and the connection between student strengths, engagement and wellbeing.

There are two time options available to best fit your schedule:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.

For all upcoming courses, check out our leadership and development opportunities for educators.
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Employees Want Wellbeing From Their Job, and They'll Leave to Find It
Employees are reevaluating their lives — and their work. Find out what they’re looking for. Gallup's five elements of wellbeing help create positive personal and business outcomes. Thriving wellbeing can lead to reduced stress, lower turnover and a life well-lived.
How to Eliminate Burnout and Retain Top Talent
Want to know the good news about burnout? It's not inevitable. You can take your campus from exhausted to engaged by giving employees what they need to thrive.
Also, check out our clients in action! Read this Virginia Tech article to learn more about their bold vision to reimagine the residential experience.

"It's time for higher education to lead a cultural transformation with wellbeing as the foundation for advancing the outcomes we desire — not only for our students but also our world."

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Back to School, but With Unprecedented Challenges
Check out Gallup's podcast featuring the latest on the return to school.

Millions of students are returning to school this fall after a difficult year during the COVID-19 pandemic. How are K-12 educators preparing for their return — and what new challenges must they contend with?

LaVerne Evans Srinivasan, vice president of Carnegie Corporation of New York's National Program and program director for Education, joins the podcast to discuss the barriers students and parents face, but also the resources they can seek out.

Interested in knowing how your students feel this school year? Measure their hope, engagement, belonging, and social and emotional learning with the Gallup Student Poll.

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