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Relationship Awareness with the Strength Deployment Inventory

Building better relationships is one of the fundamental building blocks to creating stronger and more effective teams. Relationship Intelligence involves improving your understanding of yourself and others and then applying that understanding so you have more ability to influence the outcomes of your interactions with others.  

The Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) provides you with a framework to understand your motivations and the motivations of others when interpreting behaviours; whether your behaviours are giving you the results you want; and how to interpret and deal with unproductive behaviours. 

This subject is discussed in many of our workshops but it can also be taken as a stand-alone course.  Our half-day workshop is structured to include self-assessments to help you understand motivation, behaviour and the impact of that behaviour on other people. With that understanding, you will be able to can make more effective choices and to influence the outcomes of your interactions. As you grow in skill at making choices and influencing outcomes, you increase your Relationship Intelligence.

This awareness is valuable for corporations or teams undergoing organizational change, trying to improve their group dynamics, and improve their performance outcomes.

  • Participant Interview Exercise
  • Key Relationships Exercise
  • Theory Overview
  • The 4 Premises of Relationship Awareness Theory
  • Administration of the Strength Deployment Inventory®
  • Motivational Value Systems and Valued Relating Styles
  • Borrowed and Mask Relating Styles
  • Self-Worth Model
  • Portrait of Personal Strengths®
  • Introduction to Conflict
  • The Living Triangle
  • Portrait of Overdone Strengths
  • Conflict Model
  • Arrow Dynamics
  • Learning Gains and Action Plans
  • Follow-Up Exercises 

On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize the Motivational Values behind your behaviours and the behaviours of others
  • Determine if a behaviour is giving you your desired result
  • Use awareness of Motivational Values to communicate and behave in a manner most likely to achieve desired results for yourself and for others
  • Identify when you are in conflict
  • Identify behaviours in others that suggest they are in conflict
  • Determine whether a conflict is warranted or unwarranted
  • Describe how the positive results of conflict differ for people with different Motivational Values
  • Choose behaviours or change perceptions to prevent or resolve conflict
    Communicate and behave during conflict in a manner that will achieve results satisfactory to both parties
  • Identify the four ways a strength can be overdone
  • Recognize when you are overdoing a strength or at risk of being perceived as overdoing a strength
  • Recognize when others are overdoing a strength or at risk of being perceived as overdoing a strength
  • Identify the strength behind an overdone strength in yourself and others
  • Turn your overdone strengths back into strengths or borrow strengths to replace your overdone strengths
  • Communicate and behave in a manner that validates the strength behind another person’s overdone strength
  • Describe how Motivational Values act as filters that cause different people to perceive situations differently 

Relationship Awareness® is a trademark of Personal Strengths Publishing®, publishers of the Strength Deployment Inventory®.