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StrengthsQuest Charter

Purpose: The purpose of the StrengthsQuest Council is to strengthen practices for employees and student development at the College through the use of a Strengths-based philosophy.

Charter Sponsor: President’s Cabinet

Charter Contact: College President

Timeline: Standing


  • Executive Director of Organizational Development (Ex Officio) – Standing / Chair
  • Member of Marketing (Pres. appointment)
  • Member of Enrichment Team (Chair appointment)
  • Member of Human Resources (Pres. appointment)
  • Learning & Academic Affairs (VPLAA appointment)
  • Administrative Services (VPAS appointment)
  • Student Affairs (VPSA appointment)
  • Rome Representative (Associate VP appointment) 
  • At-Large / Faculty – elected
  • At-Large / Faculty – elected 
  • At-Large / Staff – elected
  • At-Large / Staff – elected


  • Task Action
  • Create & support employee and student development opportunities using Strengths Develop and Support
  • Collaborate with existing groups to incorporate the use of Strengths into the student and staff experience Recommend
  • Develop best practices for the use of Strengths philosophy throughout the college Recommend
  • Communicate new Strengths initiatives to the college community Communicate
  • Develop and implement assessment practices for Strengths-based initiatives Develop


  • Make decisions; discuss personnel issues; discuss contractual issues



  • Keep the College mission front and center
  • Be creative and think big
  • Think about what’s best for students and employees
  • Seek to understand and recognize there are multiple perspectives to each issue
  • Work to develop Strengths as a distinctive signature of MVCC