Cal Poly University

Student Leaders Discover Compatibility

Cal Poly3“My student leaders leverage WorkTraits to communicate more effectively with each other and the students they support, as well as faculty.”

– Kristina I. McKinlay, Assistant Dean of the Orfalea College of Business, California Polytechnic State University

Organization Profile:

California Polytechnic State University is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California’s Central Coast. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today’s scientific and technical world.

Existing Challenges & Opportunities:

  • Student leadership within the college and peer relations
  • Communication with faculty, alumni, and parents
  • Understanding behavioral styles and self-awareness
  • Teamwork and team building for student leaders

WorkTraits Solutions & Outcomes:

  • Training workshop on behavioral styles and core values that drive communication and motivation relating to compatibility
  • Leadership Development training for student leaders
  • Personal growth of students and faculty throughout the trainings
  • Effective team building skills
  • Understanding of oneself and ability to identify dominant behaviors that drive the communication of other’s within a team
  • Comprehension of the material to apply to future endeavors and development

Ultimate Success:

“My student leaders learned communication skills that enable them to work better together, encourage each other, and give constructive criticism to help them become an even stronger team. WorkTraits is now an ongoing tool they utilize as they take on new projects throughout the year and delegate according to complementary strengths.”
– Kristina I. McKinlay, Assistant Dean of the Orfalea College of Business

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