Discover and Communicate Your Strengths

11:15 AM-12:15 PM ET – Breakout Session Round 1

Attendees Can Earn 1 CPE Credit

From the cradle to the cubicle, we often devote more time to dwelling on our shortcomings than developing our strengths. To grow in your career, you need to flip the narrative and start leading with your strengths, but figuring out how to do that isn’t always easy. And worse, once you know your strengths, communicating them to a manager can be even harder. In this breakout session, you will learn how to identify your strengths and put them to use in your work.

Key Takeaway: From this session, you will walk away with a strategy for discovering your strengths and tips for talking with your manager about how to grow in your role based on your skill set.

Relevant Competencies: Fundamental Competencies


Falland Hamilton is a manager at a federal agency. She joined public service as an AmeriCorps volunteer, teaching fourth-grade students at an elementary school in the Bronx, New York. Most pertinent to this summit, Ms. Hamilton has been a facilitator, a story developer, and a promotion process panelist. She is passionate about helping others identify their strengths so they can pursue opportunities that enable them to bring their best to work every day. Ms. Hamilton has a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Writing from Washington University in St. Louis; an M.S. in Environmental Science & Policy from the Johns Hopkins University; and a Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Sciences from the University of Maryland – College Park. A native New Yorker, Ms. Hamilton now resides in Washington, D.C. with her family.