Become a Certified Facilitator 

Passionate about helping people and organizations reach their full potential?

Seeking even greater impact in your community?

Whether you are a seasoned professional or are answering the call to leverage your passion, skills and experience to make a difference in the world; we are excited to offer you a unique professional training experience.

Our Train-The-Trainer approach applies skills, knowledge and experiential learning content in a distinctive way that delivers maximum impact, while positioning you for professional fulfillment and success on your terms.

Traci is excited about bringing the Strong Communities® movement to Iowa!

2020 is the year to bring this to your Community!

What would the following shifts make possible in your community?

  • Accelerated Community Engagement
  • Increased Employee Engagement and Retention
  • Improved Workplace Satisfaction
  • Heightened Emotional Intelligence
  • Expanded Leadership Development

Strong Communities® has pioneered this powerful curriculum to empower community leaders with an innovative Strengths-based approach that attracts and retains people and businesses, and results in a stronger workforce, local economy and community outcomes. This is the first of four workshops.

4 Intensives Available

If you would like to continue to build long-term relationships with clients and communities, there are an additional 3 Intensives you can choose to certify with in the future. They are not mandatory. 

Intensive 2: Calibrating Your Unique Genius for Success

Intensive 3: Creating and Maintaining a Strengths Based Culture

Intensive 4: Performance Leadership and Strengths Based Conversations 

New to Strengths-based Methodology?

According to Gallup Research, people who play to their strengths every day feel 6x more engaged at work and enjoy 3x the wellbeing of their weakness-fixing peers.

The strengths-based development approach is unique, powerful and is impacting community outcomes near and far.

Why apply a Strengths-based development approach in a community?

What is Clifton StrengthsFinder©?

StrengthsFinder© is an online personal assessment test designed to outline the user‘s strengths.  Decades of research have shown that the talents most directly related to the potential for success can be grouped into 34 Themes, such as Achiever, Arranger, Adaptability, Relator, etc..

What is Strengths-based talent development?

Strengths-based development strategy starts by focusing on what people do well. It then emphasizes and builds on those strengths to help individuals become even more productive.

What are the Anticipated Outcomes ?

Focus on individual/team strengths and manage around weaknesses
Manager understands, applies and develops team members’ unique talents for success
Manager integrates his/her leadership style and individualizes his/her approach to each team member
Team members can work best together to accomplish goals and performance objectives
Manager and his/her teams will be more engaged and productive in their role(s)

Join us at...


 Nelson Andrews Leadership Lodge


3088 Smith Springs Road

Antioch, TN 37013

August 13-14, 2020

Nestled in a convenient location in the East Nashville area, a 20 minute drive from BNA airport.

The Nelson Andrews Leadership Lodge is used by the National Executive YMCA team!

It is a fabulous place for events and our group will be treated as family.

Hotels to consider (these are a 10 min. Uber ride away):

WoodSpring Suites - 515 Metroplex Dr., Nashville, TN 37211      (615) 387-1983

Comfort Inn & Suites- 400 Collins Park Dr., Nashville, TN 37013 (615) 731-8540

Hampton Inn Nashville  210 Crossings Pl., Nashville, TN 37013 (615) 731-9911

In The News...

Have You Heard?

Strong Communities was honored to receive the 2019 Rebuilding Tennessee Award for "Building Leadership Infrastructure" from the Tennessee Development District Association 


Southwest Tennessee Development District was awarded the 2018 Innovation Award by National Association of Development Organizations, for adopting and forwarding the Strong Communities Movement 

Congratulations everyone!

Turnkey Strong Communities ®

Workshop includes:

  • Customized Registration Page
  • CliftonStrengths assessment for all participants
  • Customized Materials
  • Customized Name Tags and Table Tents

The Strong Communities® Certified Facilitator accreditation should not be confused with the Gallup Certified Coach Certification conducted by Gallup, Inc.

2 Day Strong Communities® Facilitator Certification Experience includes:

    The Strong Communities Workshop Experience

    • StrengthsFinder Assessment® Results 
    • Leadership Domains
    • Moving Forward- How to Keep the Strengths-Based Approach Alive in Your Community

    Creating a Community Launch Strategy

    • Your Strong Communities® story
    • Identify Community Leaders
    • Develop your personal talking points
    • Practice your Unique approach
    • Learn P.O.M. Method

    Value $3500

    • Strong Communities® Experience
    • Turnkey Workshop Process
    • Strong Communities® Facilitator Guide
    • Wall of Talents Posters
    • (2) 18 x 24 Team Activities Boards
    • Branded Gifts and Facilitator Materials
    • Scripts
    • Communication Templates
    • Strong Coffee Marketing Approach
    • Access to Customized Tri-Fold Marketing Flyer
    • On-Going Facilitator Mentorship through
    • Cocktail Hour Included on Day 1
    • Lunch on Both Days

    Lunch provided each day of both Certifications

    Cocktail Hour and Networking Reception


    Please Sign Me Up! I want to become a Strong Communities®  

    Certified Facilitator!

    Register Today!

    Seats are limited!

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    August 13-14

    Two Full Days!

    Day 1 (8:30-5:30 plus Happy Hour)

    Day 2 (8:30-4pm)

    Due to limited number of seats and waiting list,  NO refunds.
    You may reschedule for future Certification Training.

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