Information and Booking

Trainers: Mathew Critchlow - Managing Director of Kirros Consulting
Cost: Internal, no charge. Please check our cancellation fees before booking.
Duration: 2.5 hours (See times below)
Format: Online/In Person (see details below)
24 April - 10:00 - 12:30 (In Person)

Accessibility: Please notify us of any requirements you may have in the "Special Instructions" box on ICIS.

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We intuitively understand that strengths are something we are good at. Strengths, however, are more than what we do well; they also energise us. Recognising and utilising our strengths supports wellbeing.
This page provides suggested reading, videos and resources to support your development of strengths and wellbeing.

In this 2.5-hour session, we explain how to identify your strengths, how an apparent ‘weakness’ may be a strength in overdrive, and how to apply strengths in new and innovative ways to build confidence and support work performance.


  • Understand the principles of strengths and the difference between strengths and skills
  • How to identify your strengths using the Values in Action Inventory of Strengths (VIA-IS)
  • Understand the concept of allowable weaknesses and limiting weaknesses
  • Recognise your strengths in overdrive
  • Identify new ways and situations to apply your strengths inside and outside of work.

Key areas

  • What are your strengths?
  • How to identify your strengths using the VIA-IS
  • The difference between allowable weaknesses and limiting weaknesses
  • How to spot a strength in overdrive
  • How to control the controllable when your strengths go into overdrive
  • Identify new and innovative ways to apply your strengths



  • Buckingham, M. (2001). Now, Discover Your Strengths. Gallup Press.
  • Lyubomirsky, S. (2007). The How of Happiness. London: Sphere
  • Peterson, C. (2013). Pursuing the Good Life: 100 Reflections in Positive Psychology
  • Seligman, M. (2003). Authentic Happiness. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.
  • Seligman, M. (2011). Flourish: A New Understand of Happiness and Wellbeing and How to
  • Achieve Them. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.
  • Job Crafting | Psychology Today United Kingdom